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. Visit heinemann.com/readingstrategiesbook/ where you'll find blog posts, videos from Jen Serravallo, community features, and more information on The Reading Strategies Book.
Special pre-publication price! Buy before February 15, 2017 and save! (The price you see on this page includes the prepublication discount. The school/web price will rise to $38.00 on February 16, 2017.) Jennifer Serravallo's Reading Strategies Book has helped hundreds of thousands of teachers and their readers. Now she's doing the same for writing. The Writing Strategies Book provides 300 strategies that support 10 crucial instructional goals. Whether you teach with writing workshop, 6+1 Traits, or by any other means, you'll discover a wealth of ideas for strategies to share with students for whole-group, small-group, or one-to-one instruction.
Meet instructional challenges effectively and efficiently by uncovering hidden time for meeting individual students' needs. With small groups, you'll work closely with more children each day with her how-tos on using formative assessment to create groups from common needs; differentiating for individuals, even in a group; and enhancing Tier 1 and Tier 2 instruction.
This easy-to-follow guide is filled with practical approaches to help teachers transition towards a balanced literacy framework. Designed for both newer and veteran teachers alike, this straightforward book offers simple techniques and concrete strategies to nurture reading and writing skills through Shared/Guided/Independent Reading and Writing activities. This resource gives teachers in-depth lessons plans that take the guesswork out of what is needed in the Language Arts classroom to implement the Balanced Literacy approach.
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.
Buy 15 copies and save 15% with the Literacy Teacher's Playbook, K-2 book study bundle! "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
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
Inferring, questioning, determining importance. It's not easy to explain these abstract reading strategies to elementary readers, yet knowing how they work and how to use them is an important first step to connecting with texts. Fortunately Tanny McGregor has developed visual, tangible, everyday lessons that make abstract thinking concrete and that can help every child in your classroom make more effective use of reading comprehension strategies. Comprehension Connections is a guide to developing children's ability to fully understand texts by making the comprehension process achievable, accessible, and incremental. McGregor's approach sequences stages of learning for each strategy that take students from a fun object lesson to a nuanced and lasting understanding. Her lessons build bridges between the concrete and the abstract by incorporating writing, discussion, song, art, and movement into a web of creative connections that reinforce each strategy on a variety of levels. All the while Comprehension Connections offers an inside look at the dynamic of McGregor's teaching, showing you how her ideas look in action, and including the language she uses and that she encourages her students to use as they build their facility with: schema inferring questioning determining importance visualizing synthesizing. Many students struggle to understand what it is they are supposed to do as they learn to read strategically. Help them make connections to the ideas behind reading and watch as your readers go deeper into texts than ever before. Book study groups and professional learning communities, click here to save 15% when you order 15 copies of Comprehension Connections. Save $43.88!
Help students read science content! This 2nd edition resource was created to support Common Core State Standards, and provides an in-depth research base about literacy instruction, and includes key strategies to help students read and comprehend science content. Offers detailed approaches and activities with classroom examples by grade ranges (1-2, 3-5, 6-8, and 9-12) and includes graphic organizer templates and digital resources to help teachers implement quickly and easily. Specific suggestions for differentiating instruction are also provided to help English language learners, gifted students, and students reading below grade level.
Teaching ideas to help students learn reading strategies which are intended to develop their skills in and enjoyment of reading.
In this book, Patrick Allen maintains that the benefits of conferring are worth the effort of learning to do it well. He sets out to reveal how teachers can overcome their perceived obstacles and make tangible the somewhat intangible aspect of conferring with readers.--[book cover]
Jan Richardson s highly anticipated update to the classic bestseller The Next Step in Guided Reading helps you and your students move forward."
Step back so readers can step forward When it comes to teaching reading, Gravity Goldberg declares there is a structure, one that works with your current curriculum, to help readers take charge. The way forward Gravity says lies in admiring, studying, and really getting to know your students. Easily replicable in any setting, any time, her 4 M framework ultimately lightens your load because it allows students to monitor and direct their reading lives. Miner: Uncovering Students’ Reading Processes (Focus: Assessment) Mirror: Giving Feedback That Reinforces a Growth Mindset (Focus: Feedback) Model: Showing Readers What We Do (Focus: Demonstration) Mentor: Guiding Students to Try New Ways of Reading (Focus: Guided Practice and Coaching)
Donalyn Miller says she has yet to meet a child she couldn't turn into a reader. No matter how far behind Miller's students might be when they reach her 6th grade classroom, they end up reading an average of 40 to 50 books a year. Miller's unconventional approach dispenses with drills and worksheets that make reading a chore. Instead, she helps students navigate the world of literature and gives them time to read books they pick out themselves. Her love of books and teaching is both infectious and inspiring. The book includes a dynamite list of recommended "kid lit" that helps parents and teachers find the books that students really like to read.
In this must-read book, Laura Robb uses what she's learned from her vast teaching experience to provide the research-based tools needed to improve students' reading comprehension. This practical resource offers classroom-tested interventions to use with struggling readers provided in 5-, 10 to 15-, and 30 to 40-minute settings. It provides support for everything from assessment to management and implementation, to support students' comprehension of both literary and informational text. This book also demonstrates how teachers can learn about students’ reading needs through their writing about reading and offers practical suggestions for differentiating reading instruction to reach the needs of all readers. The Reading Intervention Toolkit offers student work examples, prompts and sample think-alouds, fiction and nonfiction text passages, data collection/observation forms, and scaffolds to use with each intervention.
Explore the what, why, and how of close reading to give students in grades K-2 the tools they need to be successful. In this must-have guide, teachers will learn the key elements of a close reading lesson as well as strategies for analyzing and selecting a text and how to support students based on their progress and performance. The included lesson template will allow teachers to not only use the provided lessons and texts but also create their own. Correlated to standards, this book includes grade-specific sample close reading lessons and digital copies of teacher and student resources.
Uses practical and research-based approaches to improve students' higher-order thinking skills and includes strategies for differentiating higher-order thinking skills and developing them in English language learners.
Imagine a classroom where all students are engaged in highly rigorous and fun learning every single day. That classroom can be yours starting tomorrow. You don’t have to be a reading specialist to pick up this book. Anyone who wants to dramatically improve reading achievement will find helpful suggestions. You might be a third grade teacher whose students have mastered decoding, and you are ready to build their comprehension. Or you might be a high school science teacher whose students aren’t yet reading on level with deep critical thinking. This book is for you. It doesn’t matter whether you are a public, charter, private, or alternative education teacher: the Reading Without Limits program works in each one. Along with hundreds of ready-to-use teaching strategies, Reading Without Limits comes with a supplemental website where teachers can download even more resources for free! Reading Without Limits is the first book offered in the KIPP Educator Series. KIPP, or the Knowledge is Power Program, began in 1994. As of Fall 2012, there are 125 KIPP schools in 20 states and the District of Columbia serving nearly 40,000 students climbing the mountain to and through college.

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