Four Ways to Dig Deeper with The Reading Strategies BookWednesday, October 26, 2016
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If you've been on my blog before, you may have noticed that I'm a HUGE Jennifer Serravallo fan. I'm pretty much trying to live my reading teacher life as the gospel according to Jen.
The Reading Strategies Book is one of the best resources out there for reading teachers. I love how easy it is to use. It's 300+ pages but each page is a single teaching strategy lesson. You can read more about it here and here.
If you already have The Reading Strategies Book, here are four ways to get more out of your book:
1. Get it Spiral Bound
I have seen this on Instagram, but I've been scared to take my precious book to Office Max for potential butchering. I won an extra copy at a workshop and figured it would make the perfect guinea pig.
2. Join the Facebook Group
Heinemann started a Facebook group, The Reading Strategies Book Community. So many teachers have come together to support each other and discuss how they are using it. Jennifer Serravallo shares tips and answers questions in Facebook Live videos. You can join the group here.
3. Online Resources
Heinemann has a The Reading Strategies Book page. It's kind of buried on their site, and I didn't know about it until it was shared at the workshop. There are several resources on the site-a book study guide, how to use it with a basal reader, blog posts, etc. My favorite one is this reading inventory to use with goal setting. I think this is hands down one of the best reading inventories I've seen.
4. YouTube Videos
I love being able to see teaching in action. Hop on over to YouTube and search The Reading Strategies book (or just click here) to see videos about the book and of Jennifer Serravallo conferring with students.
How else do you get more out of your The Reading Strategies Book?