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Using a Strategy Group to Support Writers

One of the hardest things about writing is—getting started! For many of our students, drawing and talking about their drawings is just what they need to cross the barrier from a blank page to page filled with their words.  (continue reading)
HeinemannPD Nov 13, 2018 12:01:00 AM

Complete Comprehension FAQs

Complete Comprehension is coming soon! Jennifer Serravallo has announced her forthcoming curricular resource, and Heinemann is honored to bring it to teachers and schools in 2019.  (continue reading)
Steph George Nov 5, 2018 8:00:00 PM

Understanding Text Characteristics

Developing an understanding of text characteristics offers you a crucial context for understanding what to expect from readers. To determine whether students 'get it,' we have to know what 'it' is.  (continue reading)
Steph George Nov 2, 2018 6:50:00 AM

What's at Stake with Comprehension

Understanding as you're reading helps you to engage with the text, read accurately, read with fluency, understand what the author is saying, and think beyond the text. In essence, comprehension is everything.  (continue reading)
Steph George Oct 19, 2018 7:02:00 AM

Understanding Texts & Readers Podcast with Jennifer Serravallo

Today on the Heinemann Podcast, we’re making sense of comprehension. In Understanding Texts & Readers New York Times Best-Selling author author Jennifer Serravallo narrows the distance between assessment and instruction.  (continue reading)
Steph George Sep 18, 2018 4:00:00 AM

Reader and Text Variables That Impact Comprehension

Educators have relied on levels as a valuable tool to help them match students to texts they can read independently with fluency, accuracy, and comprehension. However, the truth is that leveling books and using levels as a tool to match students to texts isn’t as straightforward as we might hope  (continue reading)
Steph George Sep 14, 2018 8:43:00 AM

Your First Look at Understanding Texts & Readers

Understanding Texts & Readers works in conjunction with The Reading Strategies Book, and helps you connect comprehension goals to text levels and reading responses.  (continue reading)
Steph George Aug 31, 2018 7:41:00 AM

Understanding Texts and Readers Read Aloud Podcast with Jennifer Serravallo

Today on the Heinemann Podcast, how do we address the gaps between formal assessments and really knowing our students as readers? In her newest book, Understanding Texts and Readers, NYTimes best-selling author, Jennifer Serravallo, narrows the distance between assessment and instruction.  (continue reading)
Steph George Aug 9, 2018 4:00:00 AM

Summer Writing Camp Week Five Wrap-Up

Today wrapped up the fifth and final week of Jennifer Serravallo's Summer Writing Camp−how time flies! This week was all about independent writing projects.  (continue reading)
Steph George Jul 30, 2018 1:32:01 PM

How Does Understanding Texts and Readers Support Goal Setting and Strategy Selection?

In this video blog, Jen explains how Understanding Texts and Readers helps teachers set goals for readers and shows how to best select strategies to support those goals.  (continue reading)
Lauren Audet Jul 26, 2018 4:22:47 PM

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