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Seminar ImageStrategies for Comprehension

Developed by Jennifer Serravallo
Based on the PD resource, Understanding Texts & Readers: Responsive Comprehension Instruction with Leveled Texts
Recommended Grade Level: Grades PreK-2

Drawing from Jennifer Serravallo's book, Understanding Texts & Readers, this seminar will teach participants how to use text levels as a teacher's tool. Participants will learn more about what to expect of reader response over a range of texts so that you can target specific goals and skills, first articulated in Jen's bestselling title, The Reading Strategies Book. Following this on-site PD, teachers will find text complexity more simplified, comprehension clarified, and all will feel more confident matching kids to books and strategies.

Also, drawing from A Teacher's Guide to Reading Conferences, participants will explore how to use these same skill progressions to move readers along within their goals, and they will study how to prompt and coach readers in one-on-one conferences and in small groups as you support them with goals.

Course goals:

  • To understand a hierarchy of comprehension goals and skills
  • To create our own formative assessment with goal-aligned question stems
  • 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 including pricing, please press the "Inquire" button on this page and submit your questions.

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

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