With hit books that make stronger 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 steadily invisible work of reading actionable and visible,” Jen writes. In The Reading Strategies Book, she collects 300 strategies to share with readers in make stronger of thirteen goals-everything from fluency to literary analysis. Each strategy is cross-linked to skills, genres, and Fountas & Pinnell reading levels to provide you with just-right teaching, just in time. With Jen’s help you can:
- 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 many who are still practicing,” writes Jen Serravallo. “The goal is not that they may be able to do the steps of the strategy but that they turn into more comfortable and competent with a new skill.” With The Reading Strategies Book, you can have how you can help your readers make progress on a daily basis.
Visit heinemann.com/readingstrategiesbook/ where you can find blog posts, videos from Jen Serravallo, community features, and more information on The Reading Strategies Book.