Upcoming Conferences & Workshops


Teaching Reading Across the Day: Explore the Science Of Reading and Art of Teaching with Jennifer Serravallo

Live Virtual

October 23rd, 2024, 9:00am - 3:00pm
Live on Zoom



Full-Day Workshop9 am - 3 pm CT

October 23, 2024


5 PD Hours Live on Zoom

Aligned to the Illinois Literacy Plan

Designed for K- 8 Teachers, Teachers Coaches, & Administrators


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This full-day, interactive, online workshop led by author Jennifer Serravallo is based on her new release with Corwin Books: Teaching Reading Across the Day. In this workshop, she’ll teach nine effective, predictable, research-based lesson structures participants can use whether teaching English language arts, science, or social studies in grades K-8. Through explanation, activities, and videos, attendees will learn the pacing and structures of each lesson type, as well as high leverage, research-based practices that are important across all lesson types such as building vocabulary and knowledge, incorporating responsiveness, making appropriate text choices, and keeping students highly engaged. Throughout, Jen will connect to the science of teaching reading—sharing key research studies and replicated findings—and also speak to the art of teaching—honoring teachers’ craft and decision-making.


Expected Outcomes: 

During this workshop, we are learning how to bring effective literacy practices into all content areas, how to build knowledge and content across the day, and how to use high-leverage lesson structures to maximize effectiveness and engagement.


Success Criteria

Participants will:

  • Identify purposes for nine lesson structures (read aloud, phonics and spelling, vocabulary, focus, shared reading, close reading, guided inquiry, reader’s theater, and conversation) 
  • Visualize how various lesson structures will work with the specific grade level and subject area(s) taught Plan an engaging lesson using a provided lesson template
  • Apply strategies to keep students engaged during lessons
  • Demonstrate an understanding of how to incorporate vocabulary instruction and intentional knowledge building within each lesson type
  • Implement informed choices about which texts to use for which lesson structures and purposes
  • Engage, when planning, to anticipate ways to respond to students during lessons, and learn how to make in-the-moment decisions to respond to students aligned to lesson objectives
  • Cite key research findings that undergird the recommendations in the workshop


Jennifer Serravallo is the author of numerous books including Teaching Reading Across the Day, the New York Times’ bestseller The Reading Strategies Book as well as other popular Heinemann professional books, The Writing Strategies Book; Teaching Reading in Small Groups; and The Literacy Teacher's Playbook, Grades K–2 and Grades 3–6, Teaching Writing in Small Groups and Connecting with Students Online.


Conference Fees

Early Bird until 5/30/24:  $179

Member Rate:  $195

Non-Member:  $244 (includes 1 year of membership) 

2 people:  $234 (does not include a membership) 

3 people:  $224 (does not include a membership) 

Student/ Retiree:  $99 (does not include a membership) 


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  • Online: Use your Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express card at http://www.illinoisascd.org

  • Call: 800-877-1478 or 309-438-2160, Mon. - Fri. 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., and use your Visa,
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  • Mail: Send the completed form with a check or copy of the PO to IL ASCD Serravallo — Illinois State University, Conference Services, Campus Box 8610, Normal, IL 61790-8610.

  • Fax: Fax the completed form to 309-438-5364 using your Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express or a copy of your school P.O.  





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