Strategies and Structures for Teaching Reading and Writing | Winnipeg, MB
Jennifer Serravallo is the author of the 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, Grade K-2 and Grades 3-6. Her newest books are Understanding Texts and Readers and A Teacher's Guide to Reading Conferences. Jen 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 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.
Drawing from Jen's bestselling resources, The Writing Strategies Book and The Reading Strategies Book, this highly interactive workshop will help you understand how to set goals for your readers and writers and how to support them over time as they work toward those goals.
In the morning… you’ll dive into reading: how to know what to expect of readers' print work, fluency, comprehension, writing about reading, and talk. You’ll have the chance to:
• practice determining goals based on a 13-goal hierarchy
• match strategies to individual goals by studying student work
• see and discuss video examples of students working on those goals, which also show Jen outlining teaching strategies and providing feedback and support
In the afternoon… you’ll dive into writing. You'll have the chance to:
• explore a 10-goal hierarchy of possible writing goals by considering writing genres and modes, writing process, behaviours, skills, and qualities of good writing
• look at student writing and practice making decisions based on the hierarchy of writing goals
• match strategies to those goals
• explore the goals through video examples, activities, and conversations with co-participants
When showing videos throughout the day, Jen will introduce you to essential teaching structures for differentiating instruction with individuals and small groups. The day will culminate with a conversation about record-keeping, managing a class with diverse needs, and scheduling to fit it all in. Jen employs a very active, minds-on and hands-on approach in her workshops, giving you the confidence to apply what you’ve learned in the workshop in your classroom practice the next day.
- Study student work to determine goals using reading and writing hierarchies
- Craft strategies and feedback prompts and learn to match them to student reading and writing goals
- Learn practical ways to differentiate instruction through conferences and small groups, and how to decide which teaching structure to use for which purpose(s)
- Explore essential and practical organization, management, and note-taking options
*Note: All of Jennifer Serravallo's books will be available for purchase at the session.
Classroom teachers Grades K-8, administrators, curriculum coordinators, reading specialists, writing teachers, literacy specialists, learning coaches
Early Bird Registration $200+ tax for FIRST 100 people
- complimentary copy of Understanding Texts & Readers *available for pick up at the session
Regular Registration $210 + tax
Lunch is included
*Special Hotel Rate for Conference Participants* Hotel/Venue -
Viscount Gort Hotel
Room rates - $125 CDN dollars +tax
- Call 204-775-0451 Group Booking Code: Pearson Canada
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