Upcoming Conferences & Workshops


Reading Strategies: Essential Teaching for Every Classroom with Jennifer Serravallo

Live Virtual
April 12th, 2023, 9:00am - 3:00pm
Live On-Line - Zoom.us - Asynchronously for 48 hours


April 12, 2023

 9:00 am - 3:00 pm CDT
Live Streaming or Asynchronously for 48 hours

5 PD Hours



Drawing from the newly-released The Reading Strategies Book 2.0, a revised and reimagined update to the NYT
bestselling resource, this workshop will help you use strategies effectively in your instruction—no matter what
approach to literacy you use, or the grade level, developmental levels, or ages of the students you teach.


You’ll first learn about the broad research base for strategy instruction in reading and what makes an effective reading strategy. Then, you’ll learn about reading goals and skill progressions for each goal which will equip you to target the just-right strategies for each reader. You’ll learn streamlined ways to evaluate student work to save
planning and prep time.

The final portion of the workshop will lean on Jen’s book A Teacher’s Guide to Reading Conferences, exploring strategies coming to life in the classroom through conferences and small group instruction. You’ll learn purposes aligned to each conference and small group type, and about the most impactful teacher moves you
can use within them to maximize student learning. Through video, engaging activities, and clear presentation, this workshop is designed to be highly practical and immediately applicable.


Learning Objectives
Participants will:

  • Develop an understanding of research base for reading strategies, goal-directed instruction, and for each reading goal.
  • Learn to study student work to determine goals
  • Use skill progressions to identify strategies and track progress
  • Craft strategies and feedback prompts and learn to match them to student goals
  • Learn practical ways to guide student practice through conferences and small groups, and how to match methods to purposes
  • Explore practical ways to manage differentiation, including notetaking and scheduling


Jennifer Serravallo is the author of the New York Times bestseller The Reading Strategies Book. She began her career in education as an NYC public school teacher and later joined the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project at Columbia University. Through TCRWP, and now as an independent consultant, she has spent over a decade helping teachers across the country to create literacy classrooms where students are joyfully engaged and the instruction is meaningfully individualized to students' goals. Jen holds a BA from Vassar College and an MA from Teachers College, where she has also taught graduate and undergraduate classes.


Who Should Attend:

Teachers, Teacher Coaches, Curriculum Directors, Teacher Assistants, Administrators


Conference Fees

Early Bird until 11/30/22 $179.00

IL ASCD Member $195.00

Non-Member $244.00, 2 people $234.00, 3 people $224.00


How to Register                                                                                                                                                         

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  • Mail: Send completed form with check or copy of PO to IL ASCD Serravalo — Illinois State University,  Conference Services, Campus Box 8610, Normal, IL 61790-8610.

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