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Your First Look at Understanding Texts & Readers

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“Understanding subtle shifts and increases in demands from level to level can guide what a teacher asks a student, what the teacher expects of the student, and what the teacher, therefore, teaches the student.”

—Jennifer Serravallo


Jennifer Serravallo's new book, Understanding Texts & Readers, publishes next month, and we're excited to start giving you some sneak peaks of this dynamic new resource. Understanding Texts & Readers works in conjunction with The Reading Strategies Book, and helps you connect comprehension goals to text levels and reading responses.

Download the Sample Chapter from Understanding Texts & Readers

In leveled spreads like the one pictured below, you are guided through goals and strategies for comprehension in a easy-to-understand format. This book will show you how to use levels as a tool to help with assessment, identifying goals for readers, and figuring out which strategies to teach.

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In this video, Jen walks us through how Understanding Texts & Readers is set up to build strong comprehension skills in both fiction and non-fiction.

 
 
 
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Understanding Texts and Readers can be ordered now. Learn more at Heinemann.com

Download the Sample Chapter from Understanding Texts & Readers


Jennifer Serravallo AuthorJennifer Serravallo is the author of New York Times bestseller The Reading Strategies Book as well as other popular Heinemann titles, including The Writing Strategies Book; 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 Understanding Texts & ReadersShe is also the author of the On-Demand Course 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.

Jen holds a BA from Vassar College and an MA from Teachers College, where she has also taught graduate and undergraduate classes on urban education reform and children’s literature.

Learn more about Jen and her work at www.jenniferserravallo.com, or connect with her at @jserravallo

Topics: Video, The Reading Strategies Book, Jennifer Serravallo, Understanding Texts and Readers

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