Saturday, May 28, 2016
The IT Book for Teaching Reading
When Amy Hall did her fabulous sessions on reading workshop last year, she mentioned THIS book. Thanks to our wonderful Liaison, Jennifer Howard, I now have my very own copy of The Reading Strategies Book by Jennifer Serravallo. Is it really that good, you ask? Yes! It is really that good and MORE. Here is a video that Jennifer Howard suggested I watch before reading:
This book is basically a book of recipes for addressing specific reading skills with individual students or small groups of students needing help with the same skill. Unlike SOME resources, this one lays out short manageable mini-lessons. You won't have to go home and study the lesson the night before. In fact, most of these lessons you have probably taught before using other great resources like Reading with Meaning: Teaching Comprehension in the Primary Grades by Debbie Miller, The CAFE Book: Engaging All Students in Daily Literary Assessment and Instruction or The Daily 5: Fostering Literacy in the Elementary Grades by Gail Boushey and Joan Moser. But my most favorite reason this book is so amazing is because it can easily be paired up with the Units of Study for Teaching Reading by Lucy Calkins. Another added bonus is Serravallo includes pictures of anchor charts in her book that you can use in your classroom.
Here is a webinar from Kristi Mraz & #TheEdCollabGathering. Author and presenter Jennifer Serravallo talks about reading strategies.
Here is a video that Serravallo posted to Facebook. She answers questions sent in about the book.