We may write about the teaching of writing, but we’re passionate about the teaching of reading too! In fact, two members of this team have done a lot of thinking, writing, and editing about the teaching of reading for the past year. Our very own Anna Gratz Cockerille and Beth Moore are part of the team who worked on the new Units of Study for Teaching Reading, K–5, now available from Lucy Calkins and colleagues.
Anna was a supervising editor on the new Units of Study for Teaching Reading, K–5. That means she communicated about what needed doing to Lucy and relayed information to other editors, as well as edited books. She had a hand in most of the books in the series.
Beth co-authored the If…Then…Curriculum: Assessment-Based Instruction, K-2 book with Lucy Calkins. This book contains alternate unit of study plans and supports differentiated instruction by providing support for one-to-one conferring and small group work.
As you can imagine, this was a HUGE project! Congratulations to Anna, Beth, Lucy, and the rest of the Units of Study Team. This series is bound to have a profound impact on the way reading is taught in K-5 classrooms.
I am a literacy consultant who focuses on writing workshop. I've been working with K-6 teachers and students since 2009. Prior to that, I was a fourth and fifth-grade teacher in New York City and Rhode Island.
I'm the author of Craft Moves (Stenhouse Publishers, 2016) and the co-author of Jump Into Writing (Zaner-Bloser, 2021), Welcome to Writing Workshop (Stenhouse Publishers, 2019), and Day By Day (Stenhouse, 2010).
I live in Central Pennsylvania with my husband and children. In my free time, I enjoy swimming, doing Pilates, cooking, baking, making ice cream, and reading novels.