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I couldn't agree more!
Old 02-02-2009, 04:25 PM
 
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I couldn't agree more with your insight, Lucy Calkins' program has not worked for my middle, ELL, and even higher writers in second grade. This is our mandatory program as well and I feel that the K-2 series is mostly for K-1---my second graders need more explicit teaching and more opportunities for differentiation! I have therefore "supplemented" with Step Up to Writing--I would never do this program without going to a workshop first, but it is well worth it! My kids now understand HOW to write--what a concept. I'm not including my name above because I am not supposed to be doing this, I'm supposed to be faithful to Lucy Calkins. So much for best practices, differentiation, and meeting your learners where they are. Step-Up has just become the "official" program for my district, so I'm hopeful that my school will see the light.
 
 

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