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One-Day Workshop:
Bringing Strategies To Life: Conferring and Small Group Instruction in Reading and Writing / A Virtual Workshop

Presented by Jennifer Serravallo

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Drawing from Jen's bestselling resources on the teaching of reading and writing: Understanding Texts & Readers; The Reading Strategies Book; The Writing Strategies Book; A Teacher’s Guide to Reading Conferences; and her forthcoming book about teaching writing in small groups, this virtual workshop will help you to become adept at assessing and teaching to support students through conferences and small group instruction.

You'll explore practical ways to identify goals so that every small group and conference is of maximum impact, learn how to determine which strategies will make the most difference to student growth, and study choices for methods of teaching to work with efficiency and power.

The majority of this virtual workshop will be spent exploring options for teaching—whether in person or online—with a focus on making choices based on purpose. Each conference and small group type you study will be accompanied by a video example to show, not just tell. With an emphasis on practicality, you'll be able to put what you learned into action immediately.

Learning Objectives

Participants will:

  • Learn practical ways to identify student goals and choose just-right strategies for your learners
  • Understand the critical role of feedback, and become comfortable with supporting student practice
  • Learn a variety of different structures and forms for individual and small group instruction, each with its own purpose, and understand how to use these structures in person and online
  • Explore essential and practical organization, management, and note-taking options, whether working with students in-person or virtually

About the Presenter

Jennifer Serravallo is a literacy consultant, author, and speaker who supports teachers in making responsive instruction doable. She is the author of several popular titles including The New York Times' bestselling The Reading Strategies Book and The Writing Strategies Book. Her latest books include Understanding Texts & Readers and The Teacher's Guide to Reading Conferences. She also released Complete Comprehension for Fiction and Nonfiction, where she revised and reimagined whole book assessments for teaching resources. She is an experienced online educator who has been leading webinars and online workshops for more than a decade, and is the author of two online courses available through Heinemann. She was a Senior Staff Developer at the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project and taught in NYC public schools. Follow Jen on Twitter @jserravallo or on Instagram @jenniferserravallo.

Who Should Attend?

Classroom teachers of grades K-8; administrators, curriculum coordinators, reading specialists, writing teachers, literacy specialists, coaches, and staff developers.


Each workshop will run from 8:30am-3:30pm; please make note of the time zone! Log in at least 15 minutes early to give yourself time to get set up.


The cost of this workshop is $209.00 per person.

Your Privacy

Heinemann Workshops will record this virtual event, including breakout sessions where your camera and microphone may be turned on. This recording will only be shared with you and your fellow workshop attendees for 30 days. Your recorded image and audio will not be used in any other way.

Upcoming Dates & Locations

12/09/2020 - Eastern Time (ET) - Virtual Workshop, Online

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