Thursday, March 30, 2017

Writing Strategies Book Study Kickoff and Giveaway!

I first became hooked on Jennifer Serravallo's work when I read Conferring with Readers: Supporting Each Student's Growth and Independence.

Since then, I have read all of her books including The Reading Strategies Book which I have blogged about several times.

So, suffice it to say, I was super excited when I heard that she was writing a Writing Strategies Book!  I immediately pre-ordered it as soon as it was announced, and am happy to say that I was glad I did!

Just like The Reading Strategies Book, The Writing Strategies Book is filled with strategies that you can implement right away with your students regardless of their skill level.

The first 33 pages give a pretty thorough overview of how the book is organized, how to use it, and a few tips for planning lessons for whole class, small groups, and conferencing with individuals.

Each section or chapter is divided into "goals". The first few pages of each chapter gives a brief synopsis of what the goal is and how to know if it would be an appropriate fit for your students.

Next, is a list of strategies that can be used with your students to help them achieve that particular goal.  I love that Serravallo has divided this into grade levels, genre/text type, and process to help you decide when to use each one.

Each strategy is explained in detail with suggested teaching prompts and possible supports such as anchor charts.  There are also suggestions for further reading if needed.

Are you a Reading Strategies Book Fan?  Will you be adding the Writing Strategies Book to your library? If you do, we would love to have you join our book study beginning April 6, 2017.  You can see the full schedule along with the hosts of each chapter here.  

Feel free to link up your own blog posts or just comment along on the host blog for each chapter.

If you haven't already bought this amazing book, you could win it now:


Prize: Writing Strategies Book by Jennifer Serravallo

Giveaway Organized by: Kelly Malloy (An Apple for the Teacher), 

Rules: Use the Rafflecopter to enter. Giveaway ends 4/6/17 and is open worldwide.

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