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Seminar ImageStrategies and Structures for Teaching Reading

Developed by Jennifer Serravallo
Based on the PD resource, The Reading Strategies Book: Your Everything Guide to Developing Skilled Readers
Recommended Grade Level: Grades K-8

This seminar draws from Jen's bestselling resource The Reading Strategies Book, as well as her other popular titles about formative assessment, conferring and small group instruction.

The five-hour day will begin with exploring the hierarchy of reading goals and quick and practical ways to use a variety of formative assessments to discover which goal is right for each reader in the classroom. With an understanding of goals, participants will then learn how to craft strategies and effective feedback prompts to support students as they practice strategies to accomplish their goals.

In the final portion of the day, participants will learn about different methods for teaching strategies including research-decide-teach, coaching, and compliment conferences, as well as the differences between guided reading and strategy lessons. Through hands-on activities and video examples of Jen teaching in real classrooms, participants will leave equipped to bring strategies to life in their own classrooms right away.

Course goals:

  • To understand how to use formative assessment information to find appropriate goals for each reader
  • To craft explicit, clear strategies
  • To coach and prompt readers, and provide feedback as students practice strategies

This seminar is also presented in Spanish. If your preference is Spanish PD delivery, please request one of Jen Serravallo’s Spanish-speaking colleagues to serve as your professional learning consultant.

For more information and a complimentary consultation, email to speak with Jennifer Serravallo's professional learning specialist.

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