Teaching in Small Groups
Location: Salon C - 9/23/22, 2:40 PM - 9/23/22, 3:55 PM (-0330) (1 hour 15 minutes)

Teaching in Small Groups
Jennifer Serravallo

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 Jennifer Serravallo’s numerous resources, this session will show you how just a few minutes of purposeful, responsive teaching can have a big impact with your students. The emphasis will be on essential practices for optimizing small groups that will help you value each child’s language and literacy practices, develop relationships with your writers, teach with efficiency, improve independence, and more. The engaging videos and Jen’s ability to break down complex concepts into actionable, doable steps will equip participants to be able to try out the ideas right away.

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