Welcome to Jennifer Serravallo's 2019 Summer Reading Camp! Summer Reading Camp is an opportunity to try out some of the reading strategies from The Reading Strategies Book and experience first-hand how the strategies work in conjunction with Understanding Texts and Readers.
Summer Reading Camp ran from July 29—August 2, 2019.
If you missed a day, or want to re-watch a certain video, you can find links to all the videos a the bottom of this page! You can also check out videos from last year's Summer Writing Camp here.
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Today's lesson is about monitoring our engagement and reflecting on how we get our best reading done, a variation of strategy 2.1 from The Reading Strategies Book.
Watch Monday's video here.
Today's focus is on understanding the setting. We explore how mood and impact character using strategy 5.28 from The Reading Strategies Book with a bit from strategy TI.27 from Complete Comprehension: Fiction. For more on setting, see also Understanding Texts & Readers.
Watch Tuesday's video here.
Today's video is about character, and the ways that contradictions can help us develop a deeper sense of who the character is. Strategy 6.23 from The Reading Strategies Book. For more information on what to expect of characters in the texts your students are reading and the sorts of responses to coach them into, see Understanding Texts & Readers.
Watch Wednesday's video here.
Today's video explores ways to understand the vocabulary and figurative language in books. Refer to strategy 11.9 "Stick to Your Story" from The Reading Strategies Book. More info on expectations for reader response with V&FL can be found in Understanding Texts & Readers
Watch Thursday's video here.
Today we'll think about themes and ideas. Jen teaches from The Reading Strategies Book Strategy 7.19: Symbols Repeat. For more information about themes and ideas in the books your students are reading, and to know what to expect of their responses, see Understanding Texts & Readers.
Watch Friday's video here.
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