Jen Serravallo has received a lot of questions regarding her Reading & Writing Summer Camp: Exploring Mentor Texts to Teach Strategies for Summer 2020. Here are some answers to help you get ready. (continue reading)
Are you looking for a way to deepen your use of The Reading Strategies Book and/or The Writing Strategies Book by Jennifer Serravallo? Online learning -- webinars and on-demand courses -- allow you to learn at your own pace, from home or school, when your schedule allows. (continue reading)
Welcome back to the Heinemann Professional Development Professional Learning Community (PLC) series!
Each month, we'll share a post designed to provoke thinking and discussion through a simple framework, incorporating mini-collections of linked content into your professional development time.
This month, we are finding ways to break down the lofty goal of increasing book access into actionable steps.
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)
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)
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)
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)