Heinemann Professional Development Workshops: Strategies and Structures for Teaching Reading and Writing


Drawing from Jen’s bestselling resources

The Writing Strategies Book


The Reading Strategies Book

, this workshop will help you understand how to find goals for your readers and writers and how to support them over time as they work toward those goals.

In the morning, you’ll dive into reading: how to know what to expect of readers’ print work, fluency, comprehension, writing about reading, and talk. You will practice determining goals based on a 13-goal hierarchy, and matching strategies to individual goals by studying student work. As you explore each goal, you will see and have opportunities to discuss video examples of students working on those goals, with Jen teaching strategies and providing feedback and support.

In the afternoon: writing. You’ll explore a 10-goal hierarchy of possible writing goals by considering writing genres and modes, writing process, behaviors, skills, and qualities of good writing. Again, you’ll look at student writing to practice making decisions based on the hierarchy of writing goals, match strategies to those goals, and explore the goals through video examples, activities, and conversations with co-participants.

When showing videos throughout the day, Jen will introduce you to essential teaching structures for differentiating instruction with individuals and small groups. The day will culminate with a conversation about record-keeping, managing a class with diverse needs, and scheduling to fit it all in. Jen uses a very active, minds-on and hands-on approach in her workshops, helping you feel you can turn what you learned in the workshop directly into practice in your classrooms the next day.

Learning Objectives

  • Learn to study student work to determine goals using a hierarchy in reading and writing
  • Craft strategies and feedback prompts and learn to match them to student reading and writing goals
  • Learn practical ways to differentiate instruction through conferences and small groups, and how to decide which teaching structure to use for which purpose(s)
  • Explore essential and practical organization, management, and note taking options

About the Presenter

Jennifer Serravallo

is a literacy consultant, speaker, and the author of several popular titles, including the NY Times Bestselling

The Reading Strategies Book

, the new

The Writing Strategies Book

. Her other books about differentiated instruction and formative assessment are:

The Literacy Teacher’s Playbooks


Teaching Reading in Small Groups

; and

Conferring with Readers

. In
addition to her popular PD workshops, seminars, and speaking engagements,
Jen presents webinars and other online courses including the Heinemann
On-Demand Course, “Strategies in Action: Reading and Writing Methods and
Content.” She was a Senior Staff Developer at the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project and taught in Title I schools in NYC. Tweet her @jserravallo.

Who Should Attend?

Classroom teachers of grades K-8, administrators, curriculum coordinators, reading specialists, writing teachers, literacy specialists, coaches, and staff developers.


8:30 A.M.-3:00 P.M.


The cost of this workshop is $249.00 per person. If you register 3 or more participants at the same time the cost is $239.00 per person.

Fall 2018 Workshop Early Bird Special!

Registrations must be received by September 18, 2018 to qualify for the early bird rate of $209 per person.

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