Reading Strategies: Essential Research-Based Instruction for Every Classroom

with Jennifer Serravallo

Wednesday  |  November 8, 2023  |  8:30am – 2:30pm with lunch provided

Macon Marriott 240 Coliseum Dr, Macon, GA 31217

$295 per person or $341 with the following book: The Reading Strategies Book 2.0 (

Although we don’t have any room blocks, we can suggest the following hotels:

Macon Marriott City Center
(0.0 miles from event location)
240 Coliseum Dr.
Macon, GA 31217
(478) 621-5300

The Woodward Hotel
(1.0 miles from event location)
350 2nd St.
Macon, GA 31201
(478) 361-4055

Hotel Forty Five
(1.5 miles from event location)
401 Cotton Ave
Macon, GA 31201
(855) 840-9141

TownePlace Suites by Marriott Macon Mercer University
(4.6 miles from event location)
1550 Mercer University Dr
Macon, GA 31204
(478) 812-8522

Drawing from the newly-released The Reading Strategies Book 2.0, a research-packed (700+ citations to the science of reading) 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 each reading goal: key research findings, skill progressions for systematic sequential teaching, tips for explicit teaching and feedback, and how to match assessments to strategies that matter most.

Throughout the day you’ll view videos of Jen and her colleagues teaching K-8 readers in a variety of whole class and small group formats, aligned to the range of goals. This day will be comprehensive and cover a lot of content, engage you with activities, and equip you to take what you learned back to the classroom right away.

Learning Objectives
Participants will:
● Develop an understanding of the research base for reading
strategies, goal-directed instruction, and for each reading goal.
● Learn practical strategies for assessing and evaluating reading.
● 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



Presenter Information

Jennifer Serravallo is a New York Times bestselling author, award-winning educator, literacy consultant, frequent speaker at state and national conferences, and former member of the Parents Magazine editorial board. In 2023, she launched her podcast To the Classroom: Conversations with Researchers and Educators. Jen is best known for creating books and resources rooted in research that help make responsive, strategic, differentiated literacy instruction possible for all teachers.

Her newest books are THE READING STRATEGIES BOOK 2.0 (2023), TEACHING WRITING IN SMALL GROUPS (2021), A TEACHER’S GUIDE TO READING CONFERENCES (2019), and UNDERSTANDING TEXTS AND READERS (2018). Her books and resources are used around the world: THE WRITING STRATEGIES BOOK (2017) and THE READING STRATEGIES BOOK (1st edition) (2015) have been translated into French, Chinese, and Spanish.

Her comprehension assessment and teaching resources, COMPLETE COMPREHENSION: FICTION and COMPLETE COMPREHENSION: NONFICTION, help teachers make sense of comprehension, especially in whole chapter books and book-length nonfiction texts. They were released in Spring 2019 and are available through Heinemann (Learn more:
Jen holds a BA from Vassar College and an MA from Teachers College, where she has also taught graduate and undergraduate classes.

Follow Jen on Twitter (@jserravallo) and Instagram (@jenniferserravallo), learn more from her website/blog:, and join the Literacy Strategies Facebook Community.

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