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Lucy M. Calkins

Robinson Professor in Children's Literature
Teachers College
8th Floor Thorndike Hall
  • Director, Literacy Specialist Program
  • Founding Director, Reading and Writing Project
Educational Background

B.A. in Liberal Arts, Williams College; M.A. and Certification in the Teaching of Reading, University of Hartford; Ph.D. in English Education, New York University.
Dissertation published as Lessons from a Child, 1983.

Scholarly Interests

Teaching of reading and writing. Staff development and school reform.

Selected Publications

Pathways to the Common Core (Heinemann)

Units of Study for Teaching Reading, Grades 3-5, with TCRWP colleagues (Heinemann)

A Quick Guide to Teaching Second-Grade Writers with Units of Study (Heinemann)

A Principal's Guide to Leadership in the Teaching of Writing, with Laurie Pessah (Heinemann)

Units of Study for Teaching Writing Grades 3-5 (Heinemann).

One to One: The Art of Conferring with Young Writers (Heinemann).

Units of Study for Primary Writing: A Yearlong Curriculum (Heinemann).

The Art of Teaching Reading (Allyn & Bacon).

The Art of Teaching Writing (Heinemann).

Lessons From a Child (Heinemann).

A Teacher's Guide to Standardized Reading Tests: Knowledge is Power (Heinemann).

Raising Lifelong Learners: A Parent's Guide (Perseus).

Living Between the Lines (Heinemann).

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