Teachers College Reading And Writing Project

The mission of the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project is to help young people become avid and skilled readers, writers, and inquirers. They have accomplish this goal through research, curriculum development, and through working shoulder-to-shoulder with students, teachers, and school leaders. The organization has developed state-of-the-art tools and methods for teaching reading and writing, for using performance assessments and learning progressions to accelerate progress, and for literacy-rich content-area instruction. 

Writing Units


Built on best practices and a proven framework developed over decades of work, the Units of Study in Opinion/Argument, Information, and Narrative Writing: • support explicit instruction in opinion/argument, information, and narrative writing and provide rich opportunities for practice • help teachers use learning progressions to observe and assess students’ writing, to develop students’ use of self-monitoring strategies, and set them on trajectories of growth • give teachers crystal-clear advice and on-the-job support for teaching efficient and effective writing workshops

Reading Units


The Units of Study for Teaching Reading offer a framework for teaching that: • provides a comprehensive, cross-grade curriculum in which skills are introduced, developed, and deepened • supports explicit instruction in reading skills and strategies and offers extended time for reading • provides strategic performance assessments to help teachers monitor progress, provide feedback, and help students set clear goals for their reading work • gives teachers on-the-job guidance in powerful reading workshop teaching