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Lucy Calkins  

Robinson Professor in Children's Literature; Founding Director of the Reading and Writing Project at Columbia University's Teachers College

Lucy Calkins is the author of the popular firsthand classroom materials "Units of Study for Teaching Writing" series and the "Units of Study for Teaching Reading, Grades 3-5" series. Most recently, Lucy has published a common core workshop curriculum," Units of Study in Opinion, Information, and Narrative Writing, Grades K–5."

In addition, Lucy is the author or co-author of numerous foundational professional texts with Heinemann, including "Pathways to the Common Core;" "The Art of Teaching Writing;" and "One to One." She is also the author of "The Art of Teaching Reading."

She is the founding director of the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project at Columbia University's Teachers College. For more than 25 years, the project has been both a think tank -- developing state of the art teaching methods -- and a provider of professional development. In these capacities, the project has supported hundreds of thousands of educators.

As the leader of this world-renowned organization, Lucy works closely with policymakers, superintendents, district leaders and school principals to instigate and sustain school-wide and system-wide educational reforms. But above all, Lucy works closely with teachers and with their classrooms full of wise and wonderful children.

Lucy is also the Richard Robinson Professor of Children's Literature at Teachers College, where she leads the Literacy Specialist program. Lucy and her husband John are the parents of two sons, Miles and Evan.


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