MRA 2020 Monday Opening Keynote: Jennifer Serravallo

Jennifer Serravallo
Jennifer Serravallo

Extend your weekend of enrichment with a Monday morning keynote and breakout session with author and educator Jennifer Seravallo. She opens the final day of the Michigan Reading Association’s 2020 annual conference, Monday March 16, with a general session from 8:30-10:00 am.

Jen began her career in education as a NYC public school teacher and later joined the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project at Columbia University. Through TCRWP, and now as an independent consultant, she has spent over a decade helping teachers across the country to create literacy classrooms where students are joyfully engaged and the instruction is meaningfully individualized to students’ goals.

Jennifer Serravallo is the author of New York Times’ bestseller The Reading Strategies Bookas well as other popular Heinemann professional books, The Writing Strategies BookTeaching Reading in Small Groups; and The Literacy Teacher’s Playbook, Grades K–2 and Grades 3–6. Her newest books are Understanding Texts & Readers, and A Teacher’s Guide to Reading Conferences.

In Spring 2019, Jen’s new Complete Comprehension: Fiction and Complete Comprehension: Nonfiction was released. This assessment and teaching resource expands upon the comprehension skill progressions from Understanding Texts & Readers and offers hundreds more strategies like those in The Reading Strategies Book.

Additionally, Jen is the author of the On-Demand Courses Strategies in Action: Reading and Writing Methods and Content and Teaching Reading in Small Groups: Matching Methods to Purposes, where you can watch dozens of videos of Jen teaching in real classrooms and engage with other educators in a self-guided course.

Jen holds a BA from Vassar College and an MA from Teachers College, where she has also taught graduate and undergraduate classes.

Below, MRA Conference Chair Colby Sharp review’s Jen’s book, Reading Conferences.

Register now (through Eventbrite) to experience General Session Speakers including Ernest Morrell, Sara K. Ahmed, Cornelius Minor and Jennifer Serravallo. Also, choose to attend sessions with Featured Speakers such as Chad Everrett, “Gholdy” Muhammad and John Schu, or Featured Authors including  Donalyn Miller, Tara Michener and Carrie Pearson.

For more on the conference, visit our 2020 Annual Conference page.

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