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Old 12-31-2005, 08:35 AM
 
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We started using Units of study by Calkins this year and are very happy with it. Our kids are excited about writing. They truly view themselves as writers. The writing has improved quite a bit from previous years. I feel like the program does "teach, mdel, and practice" through the min-lessons. Maybe the NYC version is different that what we are using. I do exercise some flexibility and pick,choose, and modify lessons. Some I skip altogether. I often use her suggestions for when children need more time. Of course, I also supplement with interactive writing to work on mechanics, and I focus on mechanics when students do Weekend News on Monday mornings. It's always interesting to hear other perspectives on programs. I guess no program is perfect or works for everyone. I'm sorry you're being forced to use something that doesn't work for you.
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