Helpful Resource to Make Sense of Readers Workshop

ask-question-2-ce96e3e01c85a38a0d39c61cfae6d42cJennifer Serravallo, author of The Reading Strategies Book and Conferring with Readers (coauthored with Gravity Goldberg); and The Literacy Teacher’s Playbook, Grades K–2 and Grades 3–6 has a wonderful podcast.  I know many people may be thinking “What in the world is a podcast?”, or “I don’t have time for that!”

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I think of Podcasts like radio shows.  Because of the amazing technology we have at our fingertips, we can choose what we want to listen to, rather than be at the mercy of what is on the radio.

I know that Jen understands the intensity of the classroom because each podcast is 5 minutes or less.  I plug them into my car and listen to a couple on the way to work.  She tells what question she is answering in the episode notes, so you can search for specific things that are on your mind and relisten to episodes as the need arises.  I appreciate the realistic nature of her answers.  She knows how busy teachers are and gives the nuts and bolts to an issue.  I have honed my knowledge and taken away some great snippets.

You can search for her in the iTunes store, or on the Podcast app if you are an iOS user.  The Podcast is called “Teachers Ask Jen Serravalo”.  You can read more at The Teacher Learning Sessions website.  She begins a new season soon, so if you have a burning question, you should submit it here.  Maybe your question will highlight the next episode!

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