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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

Summer Writing Camp Week Four Wrap-Up

Can you even believe that we've just closed out week four of Jennifer Serravallo's online Summer Writing Camp for teachers? This week focused on opinion writing, and once again involved a very special guest appearance.  (continue reading)
Lauren Audet Jul 20, 2018 11:58:55 AM

Summer Writing Camp Week Three Wrap-Up

Jennifer Serravallo's online Summer Writing Camp for teachers is moving right along as week three comes to a close. This week focused on informational writing, and featured another special surprise guest!  (continue reading)
Steph George Jul 13, 2018 1:35:57 PM

Summer Writing Camp Week Two Wrap-Up

Week two of Jennifer Serravallo's online Summer Writing Camp for teachers is officially wrapped up! This week, participants focused on strategies for writing poetry. Find a debrief of each day below, along with links to videos of Jen explaining the strategy of the day.  (continue reading)
Steph George Jul 6, 2018 11:04:27 AM

Summer Writing Camp Week One Wrap-Up

Today marks the end of the first week of Jennifer Serravallo's online Summer Writing Camp, and what a week it's been! Jen walked 'campers' through five strategies for writing fictional narratives.  (continue reading)
Steph George Jun 29, 2018 12:41:47 PM

Strategies for Detailed Writing

Offering a variety of elaboration strategies will also help students to vary the types of details they may include in their piece, so their drafts don't end up sounding one-note.  (continue reading)
Steph George Jun 27, 2018 8:17:00 AM

Summer Writing Camp with Jennifer Serravallo

Today on the Heinemann podcast, we’re packing our bookbags for summer camp!  (continue reading)
Steph George Jun 22, 2018 4:00:00 AM

This Summer, Come to Writing Camp with Jennifer Serravallo

You’re invited to summer camp with Jennifer Serravallo (and it’s FREE!) Find all the necessary details here, and we'll see you in The Reading and Writing Strategies Community Facebook group this summer!  (continue reading)
Lauren Audet Jun 19, 2018 4:32:22 PM

Writing to Change the World: Finding Focus and Meaning

When in the writing process do writers figure out a focus and decide on the point they want their writing to make?  (continue reading)
Steph George Jun 11, 2018 2:00:02 PM

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