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Teachers Ask Jen Serravallo brings the popular and familiar Ask format to professional development podcasts for teachers. The questions come from real teachers like you, and Jen s answers are brief, thoughtful, and succinct. Think of it as bite-sized PD, or just-in-time professional learning for teachers. Topics cover reading strategies, student engagement, reading assessment, reading conferences, read-aloud, small group instruction, guided reading, close reading, independent reading, reading workshop, book choice, motivating students, coaching, mentoring, and other topics that help teachers improve their inquiry-based and research-based teaching of reading and writing. Jennifer Serravallo is the author of several well-known books for educators, including The Reading Strategies Book, Literacy Teachers Playbook Grades 3-6, Literacy Teachers Playbook Grades K-2, Independent Reading Assessment - Fiction, Independent Reading Assessment - Non-fiction, Teaching Reading in Small Groups, and Conferring with Readers. Her website is www.jenniferserravallo.com. She is a frequent blogger and is active on Twitter @jserravallo and on other social media.

Teachers Ask Jen Serravallo brings the popular and familiar Ask format to professional development podcasts for teachers. The questions come from real teachers like you, and Jen s answers are brief, thoughtful, and succinct. Think of it as bite-sized PD, or just-in-time professional learning for teachers. Topics cover reading strategies, student engagement, reading assessment, reading conferences, read-aloud, small group instruction, guided reading, close reading, independent reading, reading workshop, book choice, motivating students, coaching, mentoring, and other topics that help teachers improve their inquiry-based and research-based teaching of reading and writing. Jennifer Serravallo is the author of several well-known books for educators, including The Reading Strategies Book, Literacy Teachers Playbook Grades 3-6, Literacy Teachers Playbook Grades K-2, Independent Reading Assessment - Fiction, Independent Reading Assessment - Non-fiction, Teaching Reading in Small Groups, and Conferring with Readers. Her website is www.jenniferserravallo.com. She is a frequent blogger and is active on Twitter @jserravallo and on other social media.
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Teachers Ask Jen Serravallo brings the popular and familiar Ask format to professional development podcasts for teachers. The questions come from real teachers like you, and Jen s answers are brief, thoughtful, and succinct. Think of it as bite-sized PD, or just-in-time professional learning for teachers. Topics cover reading strategies, student engagement, reading assessment, reading conferences, read-aloud, small group instruction, guided reading, close reading, independent reading, reading workshop, book choice, motivating students, coaching, mentoring, and other topics that help teachers improve their inquiry-based and research-based teaching of reading and writing. Jennifer Serravallo is the author of several well-known books for educators, including The Reading Strategies Book, Literacy Teachers Playbook Grades 3-6, Literacy Teachers Playbook Grades K-2, Independent Reading Assessment - Fiction, Independent Reading Assessment - Non-fiction, Teaching Reading in Small Groups, and Conferring with Readers. Her website is www.jenniferserravallo.com. She is a frequent blogger and is active on Twitter @jserravallo and on other social media.

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Episodes

Teachers Ask Jen Serravallo. Season 2, Episode 12

12/27/2016
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Welcome to Season 2, Episode 12! In this episode, Jen responds to this question: “I’m curious about what your conferring notes look like. Do you have conventions or abbreviations that you use find work to communicate between co-teachers? What are you writing down specifically? I would find it helpful to see what proficient conferring teachers’ […] The post Teachers Ask Jen Serravallo. Season 2, Episode 12 appeared first on Teacher Learning Sessions.

Duration:00:07:53

Teachers Ask Jen Serravallo. Season 2, Episode 11

12/21/2016
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Welcome to Season 2, Episode 11! In this episode, Jen responds to two question from Mary. First: “What kind of professional development do you recommend for reading specialists working with K-2 students?” And then: “When it comes to struggling readers – what should take priority? Skills or time spent reading?” Thank you, Mary! The answer […] The post Teachers Ask Jen Serravallo. Season 2, Episode 11 appeared first on Teacher Learning Sessions.

Duration:00:06:24

Teachers Ask Jen Serravallo. Season 2, Episode 9

12/6/2016
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Welcome to Season 2, Episode 9! In this episode, Jen responds to a question from Carol: “What kind of reading responses would you want students in grades 3-5 to write in their reading notebook during the first few weeks of class?” Thank you, Carol! Carol’s question is specific, but Jen broadens her response to address […] The post Teachers Ask Jen Serravallo. Season 2, Episode 9 appeared first on Teacher Learning Sessions.

Duration:00:07:26

Teacher Ask Jen Serravallo. Season 2, Episode 8

11/30/2016
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Welcome to Season 2, Episode 8! In this episode, Jen responds to a question from Glenda: “I work with 2-5 grade LA teachers. One topic that comes up is reserving titles for certain grade levels. I can understand a couple of titles for read alouds, but at some point I feel like it’s unfair to […] The post Teacher Ask Jen Serravallo. Season 2, Episode 8 appeared first on Teacher Learning Sessions.

Duration:00:07:39

Teachers Ask Jen Serravallo Season 2, Episode 6

11/15/2016
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Welcome to Season 2, Episode 6! In this episode, Jen responds to a question from Dani: “I would love if you could share any ideas on how you do encourage home involvement. That’s really what a reading log assesses, I think. I really don’t want to do a reading log, but I think parents may […] The post Teachers Ask Jen Serravallo Season 2, Episode 6 appeared first on Teacher Learning Sessions.

Duration:00:06:40

Teachers Ask Jen Serravallo Season 2, Episode 3

10/25/2016
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Welcome to Season 2, Episode 3! In this episode, Jen answers this question from Tracey: “I want to assess my students (2nd graders) using our F&P assessment kit to find their current reading levels. What tips do you have to assess them (all 32 of them) in a timely manner? It still takes me a […] The post Teachers Ask Jen Serravallo Season 2, Episode 3 appeared first on Teacher Learning Sessions.

Duration:00:07:31

Teachers Ask Jen Serravallo Season 2, Episode 2

10/18/2016
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Welcome to Season 2, Episode 2! In this episode, Jen answers this question from Tricia: “My building is being asked by our principal to focus on improving the appropriate use of capitals and punctuation with our students. I would love to offer ideas that are workshop-friendly.” Thank you very much for your question, Tricia. Subscribe […] The post Teachers Ask Jen Serravallo Season 2, Episode 2 appeared first on Teacher Learning Sessions.

Duration:00:07:39

Teachers Ask Jen Serravallo, Episode 21

11/13/2015
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Welcome to episode #21! In this episode, Jen answers a question focused on non-fiction and one of the most challenging aspects of reading… “What are some strategies for third and fourth grade students still struggling with main idea?” Thank you for the question! Subscribe in iTunes Do you have a question? You can ask it […] The post Teachers Ask Jen Serravallo, Episode 21 appeared first on Teacher Learning Sessions.

Duration:00:04:42

Teachers Ask Jen Serravallo, Episode 20

11/10/2015
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Welcome to episode #20! In this episode, Jen answers a question from Glenda… “How does a guided reading group look different in the upper grades vs. primary? How do I plan for it?“ Thank you for the question, Glenda! Subscribe in iTunes Do you have a question? You can ask it here, where you can […] The post Teachers Ask Jen Serravallo, Episode 20 appeared first on Teacher Learning Sessions.

Duration:00:05:38

Teachers Ask Jen Serravallo, Episode 19

11/6/2015
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Welcome to episode #19! In this episode, Jen answers a question from another teacher called Swiger… “Any tips on how to confer with readers when you have not had the chance to read the book?“ Thank you for the question, Swiger! Subscribe in iTunes Do you have a question? You can ask it here, where you […] The post Teachers Ask Jen Serravallo, Episode 19 appeared first on Teacher Learning Sessions.

Duration:00:05:03

Teachers Ask Jen Serravallo, Episode 18

11/3/2015
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Welcome to episode #18! In this episode, Jen answers a question from another teacher named Jen… “In upper elementary grades (4 and 5), is it important for students to write about a chapter book once they’ve finished it in order to do a final reflection and savor it? Or is this just drudgery? What is […] The post Teachers Ask Jen Serravallo, Episode 18 appeared first on Teacher Learning Sessions.

Duration:00:04:56

Teachers Ask Jen Serravallo, Episode 17

10/30/2015
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Welcome to episode #17! In this episode, Jen answers a question from Glenda… “Having taught primary, I feel comfortable with guided reading. However in the higher grades I now have students not on reading level that also need to pass the state test as well as have strategy groups. How do I balance when I […] The post Teachers Ask Jen Serravallo, Episode 17 appeared first on Teacher Learning Sessions.

Duration:00:05:18

Teachers Ask Jen Serravallo, Episode 16

10/27/2015
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Welcome to episode #16! In this episode, Jen answers a question from Allison… “In a recent podcast about ELLs you talked about guided reading lessons versus strategy lessons. Can you please talk more about the difference between the two, and how you define each one?” Thank you for the question, Allison! Subscribe in iTunes The […] The post Teachers Ask Jen Serravallo, Episode 16 appeared first on Teacher Learning Sessions.

Duration:00:07:24

Teachers Ask Jen Serravallo, Episode 15

10/20/2015
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Welcome to episode #15! In this episode, Jen answers… “My readalouds start off good, but soon the kids are just making crazy guesses about plot only. How do I fix this?” and… “I have some discouraged, struggling readers. How can I get them up to grade level?” Subscribe in iTunes Do you have a question? […] The post Teachers Ask Jen Serravallo, Episode 15 appeared first on Teacher Learning Sessions.

Duration:00:05:02

Teachers Ask Jen Serravallo, Episode 14

10/16/2015
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Welcome to episode #14! In this episode, Jen answers this teacher question… I’m afraid that our schools are teaching our kids that reading is only about reading short passages and answering multiple choice questions or writing short responses. How can I assess reading that truly drives instruction without turning it mini-standardized testing sessions? Thank you very […] The post Teachers Ask Jen Serravallo, Episode 14 appeared first on Teacher Learning Sessions.

Duration:00:06:21

Teachers Ask Jen Serravallo, Episode 13

10/13/2015
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Welcome to episode #13! In this episode, Jen answers this listener question… Reading Stamina! How do I get this in my 2nd grade class?!? I saw in your book that you had some students chart this? But what where they charting, the minutes read? I started them of in reading partners, but it is not […] The post Teachers Ask Jen Serravallo, Episode 13 appeared first on Teacher Learning Sessions.

Duration:00:08:29

Teachers Ask Jen Serravallo, Episode 12

10/9/2015
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Welcome to episode #12! In this episode, Jen answers this listener question… What format, or organizational method, would you recommend for teachers who are newbies to Reading Workshop and are trying to keep conferring notes (anecdotal notes, observations) on each student…Binders? Apps?? Thank you very much for your question. Subscribe in iTunes Do you have […] The post Teachers Ask Jen Serravallo, Episode 12 appeared first on Teacher Learning Sessions.

Duration:00:09:41

Teachers Ask Jen Serravallo, Episode 11

10/6/2015
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Welcome to episode #11! In this episode, Jen answers this listener question… Readers are not always excited about the opportunity to reread their books. Many don’t see why they have to reread. How can we help readers engage in meaningful rereading of texts? How can we make rereading purposeful? Thank you very much for your […] The post Teachers Ask Jen Serravallo, Episode 11 appeared first on Teacher Learning Sessions.

Duration:00:06:12

Teachers Ask Jen Serravallo, Episode 10

10/2/2015
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Welcome to episode #10! In this episode, Jen answers a question from Shelley… Does it make sense for kids to be divided by instructional reading level for whole group instruction? Thank you very much for your question, Shelley. Subscribe in iTunes Do you have a question? You can ask it here, where you can also […] The post Teachers Ask Jen Serravallo, Episode 10 appeared first on Teacher Learning Sessions.

Duration:00:05:12

Teachers Ask Jen Serravallo, Episode #9

9/29/2015
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Welcome to episode #9! In this episode, Jen answers a question from Jessie… “What tips do you have for teachers to engage students in the goal setting process? Does it look different in primary versus intermediate students?” Thank you very much for your question, Jessie. Subscribe in iTunes Do you have a question? You can […] The post Teachers Ask Jen Serravallo, Episode #9 appeared first on Teacher Learning Sessions.

Duration:00:05:41