Welcome to our book study on The Reading Strategies Book by the amazing Jennifer Serravallo!
First off, I am SO excited for this book study! This is an atypical book study, because this book is set up as more of an exploring strategies type of text rather than a read it from to back kind of text. Below is a list of the different sections with the accompanying host. We still have a few spots available if you would like to host, because we threw this book study together rather quickly. Please please please shoot me an email if you sign up so we can chat :)
If you would like to just follow along and comment, then please do. No hosting necessary.
Getting Started - Crofts' Classroom
Goal #1 - McGuire is Crazy
Goal #2 - Crofts' Classroom
Goal #3 - Chocolate Covered Classroom
Goal #4 - Crofts' Classroom
Goal #5 - Tried and True Reading
Goal #6 - Uncommon to the Core
Goal #7 - Refining Our Craft
Goal #8 - A Lot A Lot
Goal #9 - Andrea Yaun
Goal #10 -Jimi' Rogers
Goal #11 - The Classroom Link
Goal #12 - A Teacher's Ruminations
Goal #13 - Read Reflect Teach
Conclusion - Crofts' Classroom
Getting StartedThis section is an introductory to the book and is a must read because it is clear full of great info. I have lost count of the times I have read different parts of this section. Jennifer Serravallo is so wonderful to share her knowledge. Here is a break down of the section...
Choosing a Goal to Begin With
-Give a formative assessment to determine where to start.
-Identify where students need help.
-Students will more than likely need help with more than one goal.
-The chapters in the book are in a hierarchy, so go in the order of the student's needs.
-Refer to the image on page 3. I go back to this picture a lot when thinking about students' needs.
-The strategies have an attached Reading Level/Genre/Skill. Be aware of each before you teach that strategy.
**Question - What kind of formative assessments do you all give in order to match students with goals/skills?
Making Goals Visible
-Have "goal-setting conference" with your students.
-Make the goals visible for each student so you (the teacher) aren't running around like crazy.
**Question - I would LOVE to see more goal-setting sheets. Anyone out there want to give us a glimpse of your sheet?
-Phrase your promp in as few words as possible.
-Use your language wisely.
-You can work with students in a group who are all working on the same goal.
-Be aware of the support the student needs. Might be a lot, might be a little.
How this All Fits in Your Classroom
-Assign every reader a goal.
-Group students if needed.
-Create a schedule for yourself based on the time you have.
**Question - What does your schedule look like when fitting all this together?
I did not even come close to discussing the whole chapter, because I didn't want to overwhelm this post. If I didn't discuss your favorite part (like the visuals) of this section, then I would love to discuss it in the comments!
Can't wait to hear from you and come back on Sunday, March 12 because the amazing Kit will be discussing Goal #1!
Link-up below so we can hear your thoughts, or leave a comment.