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Writer’s Workshop with Amy and Occasionally Simon (Amy Hollinger)

Note: This class is open to middle school students only.

I believe that writing is an essential skill for everyone. Come and join me in a language arts class using Columbia Teachers College Professor, Lucy Calkin’s, Units of Study Writer’s Workshop approach. This class is geared towards the middle school writer. It is really perfect for anyone from those that love to write to those that are reluctant and avoid writing classes. The format will be to present some general instruction and then to personalize pathways through the material based on where you are as a writer.

Here is how Lucy Caulkins describes her program, “I couldn’t be more delighted to be sharing this work with you. It is the understatement of a lifetime to say that Units of Study grow out of years of work in thousands of classrooms. This series also grows out of the greatest minds and most beautiful teaching that I’ve seen anywhere. To write the Units of Study, my colleagues at the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project and I have done what teachers throughout the world do all the time. We’ve taken all that we know—the processes, sequences, continua, books, levels, lessons, methods, principles, strategies…the works—and we’ve made a path for children, a path that draws all we know into a cohesive, organic progression. Our hope is that this path brings children along to the place where they can write clearly and skillfully and read flexibly and joyfully—and can live together as caring, thoughtful readers and writers.”


P.S. Added bonus will be occasional visits from “Professor Simon” as he loves writing almost as much as I do!



About the instructor: I love teaching and learning, I love animals and I LOVE PSCS!