Lucy Calkins is behind much of the writing workshop/personal essay/whole language/balanced literacy/social justice approach.
Whole language is the constructivism learning method, described as type #2 by Texas Education Agency (TEA).
The following link from ESC 12 clearly shows how easily the CSCOPE directors can remove information from their website. Originally the working link showed a CSCOPE presentation (copyrighted 2012) that stresses balanced literacy by Lucy Calkins.
Now the link doesn’t work.
ESC 12 presentation on CSCOPE and Balanced Literacy:
Along with this Link for Lucy Calkins works,
The following links for Lucy Calkins project together show how far off base the Texas Education Service Centers are leading our school districts by not emphasizing the direct, systematic instruction of phonemic awareness/decoding skills of Type #1 in the new ELAR/TEKS/STAAR-EOC’s.
Instead, the CSCOPE instructional material created and sold to Texas Public School by a collaborative of 19 ESCs represents Type #2 teaching method.
I believe a strong case could be made that CSCOPE is not preparing our Texas students for the new STAAR/EOC’s because of misdirecting educators right back to the “old” TEKS.