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Introducing The Writing Strategies Book Study Guide

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Jennifer Serravallo has created a helpful guide for The Writing Strategies Book for book study groups or individual practitioners. As an educational consultant, Jen is in classrooms all the time, and this study guide reflects the questions and concerns teachers have brought to her about how to use strategies within an instructional framework for writing and especially how to match them to instructional goals and methods. The study guide contains over 25 pages of resources, ideas for conversations, activities, and practices that will strengthen your strategic writing instruction, raise the quality and engagement levels of your student writers, and strengthen collaboration with your colleagues.

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How Do I Use The Writing Strategies Book with Other Writing Programs?

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The Writing Strategies Book, by Jennifer Serravallo, can be used effectively, with nearly any writing program or approach. Its goals align well with many rubrics, scoring criteria, and assessment categories. To help you match your instruction with the strategies in her book, Jennifer has created a crosswalk to several commonly used writing approaches and programs. Those programs include:

This crosswalk between her hierarchy of 10 writing goals and six commonly used writing programs and instructional frameworks such as Traits Writing, Units of Study, Empowering Writers, Being a Writer, and Writing Fundamentals is a available as a free download here on The Writing Strategies Book page.

Join Us for a Free Jennifer Serravallo Webinar to Learn About The Writing Strategies Book

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Jen Serravallo’s The Writing Strategies Book is here and to celebrate, we're inviting you to join us for a free webinar with Jen on Tuesday, March 7th at 4:00pm (EST).  In the webinar, Jen will offer a guided tour of the book and draw connections between this new book and her New York Times bestselling The Reading Strategies Book. She’ll show how together these resources can support highly responsive teaching with any instructional approach.  

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Teaching Toward the Goal: Using The Writing Strategies Book to Support Learning

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When determining how to best organize The Writing Strategies Book, Jen Serravallo considered many different approaches. She considered organizing it based on the stages in the writing process, or by genre, but In the end came back to organizing the book around eleven writing goals. This likely comes as no surprise to anyone familiar with Jen's Reading Strategies Book or any of her other recent work. In Jen's own words: "Helping kids to articulate clear goals for their work, and supporting them with strategies and feedback to accomplish those goals, makes a huge difference in their ability to succeed."

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