Date of Award

Spring 5-17-2014

Degree Type


Degree Name

Master of Science in Education (MSEd)


Education and Human Development

First Advisor

Donald Halquist


Supporting Kindergartners’ Writing Development Through the Use of Lucy Calkins’ Units of Study: A Self Study

Lora Bower

Candidate for Master of Science in Education

The College at Brockport, State University of new York, 2014


This self-study is my attempt to determine how I could use Lucy Calkins Units of Study writing curriculum to support my kindergarten students’ writing development. I conducted the research over a five-week period. Each day, I read the lesson in the Units of Study curriculum and decided which components I needed to modify so my students would find success as writers. My data collection included a summary of the daily lesson and a reflection upon my instructional decisions. As a result of my research, I concluded that I could support my students’ writing development by crafting and modifying the mini lessons and conference topics, extending the time frame of specific lessons, assuming a more indirect role, and setting high expectations.

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