You’re invited to summer camp with New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Serravallo! No need to sew your name into your clothing, just pack your pens and pencils and meet us in The Reading and Writing Strategies Community Facebook group. Plus, it's FREE!
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Each week from June 25th- July 27th, Jen will lead your writing with strategies centered around a specific goal and genre. During the camp, Jen will guide you through each step in the process from generating ideas to editing and finally celebrating your writing! Join in for just one week, or stay for the whole summer—it’s up to you.
Each day of camp, Monday through Friday, will begin with a 5 minute mini-lesson from Jen herself, followed by suggested writing time of 10 minutes. After that there will be time to share your reflections with Jen and the other teachers in the group. Spend as little as 10 minutes a day writing or as much time as you’d like! Join from the poolside, beach chair, backyard. And if you can't make a session, fret not! All sessions will be posted in the group for you to go back to any time you'd like, so if you miss one you can always catch up.
Here is each week of camp broken down by genre:
June 25-29: Fictional Narrative
July 2-6: Poetry
July 09-13: Article/Blog Post
July 16-20: Persuasive Letter
July 23-27: Open Genre/Reading Like a Writer
This is a great chance to spend some time on your own writing along side your fellow educators, and to experience The Writing Strategies from the perspective of the student!
If you’re in need of a copy of The Writing Strategies Book, you can pick it up here:
See you at camp!
Jennifer Serravallo is the author of New York Times bestseller The Reading Strategies Book as well as other popular Heinemann titles, including Teaching Reading in Small Groups; Conferring with Readers; and The Literacy Teacher's Playbook, Grades K–2 and Grades 3–6. Her newest book is The Writing Strategies Book. She is also the author of the On-Demand Courses Strategies in Action: Reading and Writing Methods and Content and Teaching Reading in Small Groups: Matching Methods to Purposes where you can watch dozens of videos of Jen teaching in real classrooms and engage with other educators in a self-guided course.
Jen began her career in education as a teacher in Title I schools in NYC and later joined the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project at Columbia University. Through TCRWP and now as an independent consultant, she has spent over a decade helping teachers across the country to create literacy classrooms where students are joyfully engaged and the the instruction is meaningfully individualized to students' goals.