In ELA 7 today, we began the written component of this year's curriculum. The model we plan to follow is Lucy Calkins' "Units of Study for Teaching Writing". This model is currently in use in various classrooms at Bloomingdale and Petrova Elementary.
You may be interested in the map we'll follow as our writing program develops over the course of the school year.
I am pleased that "Units of Study for Teaching Writing" is alligned with the Commom Core Standards which New York and many other states have recently adopted.