Southport Elementary school uses the Lucy Calkins Workshop approach to teaching reading and writing. The Reading and Writing Project works with thousands of classrooms and schools around the nation and around the world.
Lucy is one of the original architects of the “workshop” approach, which holds that reading and writing are a process, with distinct phases, and that all children, not just those with innate talent, can learn to read and write well.
Lucy is the Founding Director of the Reading and Writing Project at Teachers College, Columbia University. For more than thirty years, the Project has been both a think tank, developing state-of-the-art teaching methods, and a provider of professional development. As the leader of this renowned organization, Lucy works closely with policy makers, school principals, and teachers to initiate and support school wide and system-wide reform in the teaching of reading writing and phonics.