Lucy Calkins is the founder and director of Columbia University's Teachers College Reading and Writing Project. She has headed the Project in its dual roles as a think tank creating cutting-edge teaching practices and a supplier of professional development, assisting hundreds of thousands of teachers, principals, superintendents, and policymakers across the country and around the world for more than three decades. Lucy is the author or coauthor - as well as the series editor - of the reading, writing, and phonics Units of Study series, which are used in tens of thousands of classrooms worldwide. She has also written a number of professional books and articles. Lucy is also a co-director of the Literacy Specialist Program at Teachers College, Columbia University, where she is the Robinson Professor of Children's Literature. Order Materials by Lucy Calkins at UnitsofStudy.com.