Keynote - Bringing Strategies to Life: Conferring and Small Group Instruction in Reading and Writing
Location: Salon A - 9/23/22, 8:30 AM - 9/23/22, 9:15 AM (-0330) (45 minutes)

Jennifer Serravallo is a literacy consultant, speaker, and the author of several popular Heinemann professional books, including the New York Times bestselling The Reading Strategies Book and her latest, Teaching Writing in Small Groups. Her resources help teachers make goal-directed, responsive strategy instruction, conferring, and small group work doable in every classroom. Jennifer was a Senior Staff Developer at Teachers College Reading and Writing Project and taught in NYC public schools. Twitter: @jserravallo Instagram: @jenniferserravallo


Drawing from Jen’s bestselling resources on the teaching of reading and writing, this workshop will help you to become adept at assessing and teaching to support students through conferences and small group instruction. You’ll explore practical ways to identify goals so that every small group and conference is of maximum impact, learn how to determine which strategies will make the most difference to student growth, and study choices for methods of teaching to work with efficiency and power. With an emphasis on practicality, you’ll be able to turn what you learned around into action immediately.

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