August 22, 2016 by HCDE Communications
Reading expert Jen Serravallo finds that reading strategies make the “often invisible work of reading actionable and visible.” From her experiences from teaching a wide range of student reading levels in two Title I schools in New York City and working within the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project, the Vassar College alum has amassed considerable knowledge about teaching reading and writing.
Clear goal-setting, purposeful strategy instruction and plenty of time to practice helps teachers make learning visible to students, she says.
Her new book called “The Reading Strategies Book” references 300 strategies to share with readers to support 13 goals—from fluency to literary analysis.
Serravallo shares that practicing readers can benefit from goal-directed, differentiated instruction through the strategies. Each strategy is cross-linked to skills, genres and Fountas & Pinnell reading levels.
Harris County Department of Education’s Teaching and Learning Center hosts Jen Serravallo and her workshop called “Reading Strategies for Goal-Directed Instruction” on Sept. 22 at 6300 Irvington Blvd., Houston, Texas. Administrators English language arts, bilingual and special education instructors and curriculum coordinators can benefit from her training. To register, go to www.hcde-texas.org/register and enter workshop number 10765.
About the Blogger:
Andrea Segraves served in the public school system for 14 years as a teacher and an administrator before being named the current Director of the Teaching and Learning Center for HCDE. She is a boy-mom who spends her extra time at the ball fields and reading educational literature.