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Books with author Jennifer Serravallo

  • The Writing Strategies Book: Your Everything Guide to Developing Skilled Writers

    Jennifer Serravallo

    Paperback (Heinemann, Jan. 27, 2017)
    The Reading Strategies Book made the New York Times Best Seller List by making it simpler to match students' needs to high-quality instruction. Now, in The Writing Strategies Book, Jen Serravallo does the same, collecting 300 of the most effective strategies to share with writers, and grouping them beneath 10 crucial goals. "You can think of the goals as the what, "writes Jen, "and the strategies as the how." From composing with pictures all the way to conventions and beyond, you'll have just-right teaching, just in time. With Jen's help you'll: develop individual goals for every writer give students step-by-step strategies for writing with skill and craft coach writers using prompts aligned to a strategy present mentor texts that support a genre and strategy adjust instruction to meet individual needs with Jen's Teaching Tips demonstrate and explain a writing move with her Lesson Language learn more with Hat Tips to the work of influential teacher-authors. She even offers suggestions for stocking your writing center, planning units of study, celebrating student writing, and keeping records. Whether you use Writing Workshop, 6+1 Traits, Daily 5's "Work on Writing," a scripted writing program, the writing exercises in your basal, or any other approach, you'll discover a treasure chest of ways to work with whole classes, small groups, or individual writers. "I am convinced that helping kids to articulate clear goals for their work," writes Jen Serravallo, "and supporting them with strategies and feedback to accomplish those goals, makes a huge difference." With The Writing Strategies Book you can make that kind of difference with your writers every day.
  • The Reading Strategies Book: Your Everything Guide to Developing Skilled Readers

    Jennifer Serravallo

    Paperback (Heinemann, May 20, 2015)
    With hit books that support strategic reading through conferring, small groups, and assessment, Jen Serravallo gets emails almost daily asking, "Isn't there a book of the strategies themselves?" Now there is. "Strategies make the often invisible work of reading actionable and visible," Jen writes. In The Reading Strategies Book, she collects 300 strategies to share with readers in support of thirteen goals-everything from fluency to literary analysis. Each strategy is cross-linked to skills, genres, and Fountas & Pinnell reading levels to give you just-right teaching, just in time. With Jen's help you'll: develop goals for every reader give students step-by-step strategies for skilled reading guide readers with prompts aligned to the strategies adjust instruction to meet individual needs with Jen's Teaching Tips craft demonstrations and explanations with her Lesson Language learn more with Hat Tips to the work of influential teacher-authors. Whether you use readers workshop, Daily 5/CAFE, guided reading, balanced reading, a core reading program, whole-class novels, or any other approach, The Reading Strategies Book will complement and extend your teaching. Rely on it to plan and implement goal-directed, differentiated instruction for individuals, small groups, and whole classes. "We offer strategies to readers to put the work in doable terms for those who are still practicing," writes Jen Serravallo. "The goal is not that they can do the steps of the strategy but that they become more comfortable and competent with a new skill." With The Reading Strategies Book, you'll have ways to help your readers make progress every day.
  • Understanding Texts & Readers: Responsive Comprehension Instruction with Leveled Texts

    Jennifer Serravallo

    Paperback (Heinemann, Aug. 30, 2018)
    "Goals help guide my thinking about reader's skills within each level of text complexity, and a leveling system helps my understanding of readers' development from level to level." -Jennifer Serravallo Understanding Texts & Readers makes comprehension make sense. In it, Jennifer Serravallo narrows the distance between assessment and instruction. She maps the four fiction and four nonfiction comprehension goals she presented in The Reading Strategies Book to fourteen text levels and shares sample responses that show what to expect from readers at each. Jen simplifies text complexity and clarifies comprehension instruction. She begins by untangling the many threads of comprehension: Levels, engagement, stamina, the relevance of texts, and much more. Then level by level she: calls out with precision how plot and setting, character, vocabulary and figurative language, and themes and ideas change as fiction across levels specifies how the complexity of main idea, key details, vocabulary, and text features increases in nonfiction texts points out what to expect from a reader as text characteristics change provides samples of student responses to texts at each level shares progressions across levels to support instructional planning. Even if you haven't read the book your reader is responding to, you'll have the background necessary to make great teaching decisions for all your readers. "Understanding subtle shifts and increases in demands from level to level," writes Jennifer Serravallo, "can guide what a teacher asks a student, what the teacher expects of the student, and what the teacher, therefore, teaches the student." Want to become a master of matching kids to books? Looking to take the difficult out of differentiation? Or do you want to dramatically increase the power and responsiveness of Jen's Reading Strategies Book? Understanding Texts & Readers shows you how to move forward when students need to make progress.
  • The Literacy Teacher's Playbook, Grades K-2: Four Steps for Turning Assessment Data into Goal-Directed Instruction

    Jennifer Serravallo

    Paperback (Heinemann, Feb. 25, 2014)
    "Instead of glancing quickly and drawing a single conclusion, we can lean in and look with the same spirit of curiosity and interest that our youngest students have taught us to have." -Jennifer Serravallo "I wanted to write a book that helps you really see your students," writes Jennifer Serravallo. From a kindergartner's loops and pictures to a second grader's reading log, her Literacy Teacher's Playbook details exactly how she comes to understand them deeply and meet everyone's literacy needs-and the standards. "My I-wish-I-knew-then-what-I-know-now experiences are the main inspiration for this book," writes Jen. So her workshop-in-a-book shares a powerful approach to assessment, planning, and teaching. Go beyond curriculum to develop differentiated reading and writing goals then plan targeted instruction with her four-step assessment protocol: collect data-student work and everyday assessments-that will be the most useful to you analyze the data to understand deeply what kids know and can do synthesize data from multiple assessments to create learning goals develop instructional plans and follow-ups to monitor progress. "What you can pull out of a child's messy seat pocket is data." So Jen provides downloadable assessment packets from real children representing two puzzling types of young learners. Spread Marelle's packet out and let Jen model how she analyzes little kids' work. Next try a guided practice with Emre's work. Then you'll be ready to try it with your own students. "My goal," writes Jen, "is to help you understand your students with the depth that allows you to tweak your units and ensure you're giving every student opportunities for success." Follow the play tens of thousands of teachers have succeeded with: trust Jen Serravallo and feel the confidence that comes from making winning instructional decisions based on powerful assessments. Preview a sample chapter from the Literacy Teacher's Playbook, K-2. NEW Printable Materials word pdf Blank Reading Log Levels D-I word pdf Blank Reading Log Levels J-M word pdf Blank Reading Log Levels L+ word pdf Blank Re-reading Log Levels D-I word pdf Blank Reading Interest Survey K-2 word pdf Blank Reading Interest Survey 3-6 word pdf Blank High-Frequency Word List word pdf Blank Engagement Inventory
  • A Teacher's Guide to Reading Conferences: The Classroom Essentials Series

    Jennifer Serravallo, Katie Wood Ray

    Paperback (Heinemann, Jan. 30, 2019)
    Why are reading conferences so important? What do effective reading conferences look and sound like? How do I fit reading conferences into my literacy block? "Conferring," writes Jennifer Serravallo, "is where the magic happens." In this primer, she reveals that this seeming magic is actually purposeful, responsive instruction. Jen presents conferences for six specific instructional situations: assessing, goal-setting, strategy lessons, and more. A rich design, replete with infographics and special features, guides you quickly from learning to teaching with: Jen's moves and language 9 videos of her teaching in K-8 classrooms 13 conference note-taking forms-one for each reading goal from the hierarchy in her Reading Strategies Book Suggestions for connecting emergent bilingual learners' language goals and reading goals. With Jen's support, you'll discover the true magic of conferring-the joyous, aha moments you'll see in growing readers.
  • The Literacy Teacher's Playbook, Grades 3-6: Four Steps for Turning Assessment Data into Goal-Directed Instruction

    Jennifer Serravallo

    Paperback (Heinemann, Oct. 16, 2013)
    This book is about being empowered by assessment, not bogged down by it. Jennifer Serravallo "The aim of The Literacy Teacher's Playbook," writes Jennifer Serravallo, "is to help you collect data that is helpful, analyze the data correctly, and make plans based on that data." National and state standards set learning goals, and it's up to you to help each student find his or her path to meeting them. That's why Jen opens up her thinking on assessment in this workshop-in-a-book. Her four-step protocol leads you toward goal-directed instruction: collect the data that will be the most useful to you analyze the data to understand deeply what kids know and can do synthesize data from multiple assessments to create learning goals develop instructional plans and follow-ups to monitor progress. "What you can pull out of a student's messy desk is actually data," Jen writes. So she provides downloadable assessment packets from real students representing two puzzling types of learners. Spread Joana's packet out and let Jen model her protocol. Next try a guided practice with Alex's work. Then you'll be ready to try it with your own students. Trust The Literacy Teacher's Playbook to discover that assessment isn't about numbers and letters. It's about relying on an assessment procedure that helps you know each and every one of your students, so you can teach with confidence and make a difference. Read a sample chapter from The Literacy Teacher's Playbook. NEW Printable Materials word pdf Blank Reading Log Levels D-I word pdf Blank Reading Log Levels J-M word pdf Blank Reading Log Levels L+ word pdf Blank Re-reading Log Levels D-I word pdf Blank Reading Interest Survey K-2 word pdf Blank Reading Interest Survey 3-6 word pdf Blank High-Frequency Word List word pdf Blank Engagement Inventory
  • Teaching Reading in Small Groups: Differentiated Instruction for Building Strategic, Independent Readers

    Jennifer Serravallo, Lucy Calkins

    Paperback (Heinemann, Jan. 26, 2010)
    For teachers who sometimes feel as if data-based instruction, differentiated groupings, and formative assessments somehow involve going over to The Dark Side, this book is a powerful antidote. It will help you know that you can hold tight to your deepest beliefs about children and literature, classrooms communities, and good teaching. Lucy Calkins Author of Units of Study for Teaching Reading In Teaching Reading in Small Groups, Jennifer Serravallo extends the powerful teaching that made Conferring with Readers a hit and helps you meet instructional challenges effectively and efficiently. Jen shows how small groups help you uncover hidden time in your teaching for meeting individual students' needs. You'll work more closely with more children each day with her how-tos on: using formative assessment to create groups of readers with common needs differentiating for individuals, even when they're in a group enhancing your Tier 1 and Tier 2 instruction. You'll see how Jen captures the strength of individual conference while working with multiple students-even if they aren't reading the same book. For comprehension, fluency, engagement, print work strategies, and comprehension, she shares ideas for assessment and flexible grouping structures as well as her own teaching language. You'll help readers: get into texts and get more out of them learn vital strategies that help them read more challenging texts talk about books with rigor and vigor. "When we supplement individual conferences with small-group conferences," writes Jennifer Serravallo, "we work more efficiently and can deal well with higher benchmarks, larger class sizes, and the increasing demands placed on readers and teachers." Trust a master teacher and read Teaching Reading in Small Groups to find out how small groups can make a big difference in your classroom.
  • Understanding Texts and Readers: The Complete Comprehension Handbook

    Jennifer Serravallo

    Paperback (Scholastic Professional, April 30, 2018)
    Jennifer Serravallo provides a blueprint for helping readers succeed. Her formula is simple: know your readers well and understand the challenges they’ll encounter at each step in their reading journey. Serravallo’s go-to guide shows how to find out what your readers need as they approach each level, starting with Level J. You’ll find descriptors of the complexity challenges for each level, organized into Fiction and Nonfiction sections. Serravallo shows you how turn what you know and learn about your readers into actionable instruction.
  • Conferring with Readers: Supporting Each Student's Growth and Independence

    Jennifer Serravallo, Gravity Goldberg

    Paperback (Heinemann, Oct. 17, 2007)
    A great reading conference only takes five minutes, but its impact can last a lifetime. That's because conferences are the critical, one-to-one teaching that forms the backbone of reading instruction. Conferring with Readers shows you how to confer well and demonstrates why a few moments with students every week can put them on the path to becoming better, more independent readers. Conferring with Readers is a comprehensive guide that shows you how to determine what readers have learned and what they need to practice, then provides suggestions for targeting instruction to meet students' needs. It provides explicit teaching methods for use in effective conferences. You'll learn how to: research a student's use of skills through questions and observations compliment to support and build upon successes follow up on prior instruction for accountability and depth of understanding explain a reading strategy by providing an explicit purpose and context model the strategy to make the invisible brainwork of reading more visible guide a readerinpracticing the strategy link the strategy to independent reading. Conferring with Readers presents repeatable frameworks for conferences that focus on six specific purposes of reading instruction: matching students to just-right books reinforcing students' strengths supporting students during whole-class studies helping students move from one reading level to the next holding students accountable for previous learning deepening students' conversations about books in order to deepen their thinking. What's more, each purpose is bolstered by an appendix of conference transcripts that support your teaching. With all this plus ideas for planning instruction, keeping records of your conferences, and even conducting group sessions, Conferring with Readers will make a big difference in how you teach reading-helping you feel confident and well equipped to foster each student's growth and independence as a reader.
  • Independent Reading Assessment Fiction Teacher's Guide Grade 3

    Jennifer C Serravallo

    Spiral-bound (Scholastic Impact, March 15, 2012)
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  • INDEPENDENT READING ASSESSMENT: NONFICTION TEACHER'S GUIDE GRADE 5

    Scholastic, Jennifer Serravallo

    Ring-bound
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