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Teaching Reading Across the Day, Grades K-8

Methods and Structures for Engaging, Explicit Instruction
First Edition
By: Jennifer Serravallo

Teaching students to read well across disciplines and genres relies on teachers who have the right toolset to develop and support student learning. Discover nine effective, research-based lesson structures that help teachers maximize teaching time across the day while simplifying planning and preparation.

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  • Grade Level: PreK-12
  • ISBN: 9781071924600
  • Published By: Corwin
  • Year: 2024
  • Page Count: 344
  • Publication date: April 29, 2024

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“Reading well across disciplines and within varied contexts will help students to be versatile, flexible, deep readers who can better learn from their reading, transfer skills across subjects, and use strategies to meet the unique demands of reading in each content area.”
– Jennifer Serravallo

Research-based, easy-to-use lesson structures for explicit and engaging teaching

In Teaching Reading Across the Day, literacy expert Jennifer Serravallo provides nine effective, predictable, research-based lesson structures that help busy teachers save planning time and focus their teaching—and student attention—on content rather than procedures. Each of the nine lesson structures (read aloud, phonics and spelling, vocabulary, focus, shared reading, close reading, guided inquiry, reader’s theater, and conversation) has its own chapter and features a wealth of resources that let you see the lessons in action in ELA, Science, and Social Studies classes, including:

  • An annotated teaching vignette, lesson explanation, and research notes
  • Tips for planning, structure and timing suggestions, and ideas for responsive teaching
  • Detailed planning templates and 22 accompanying online videos covering over 3 hours of classroom footage
  • Jen’s reflections, key look-fors, and ideas for next steps

The nine lesson structures can be used with any curriculum or core program, text, and subject, making it easier for teachers to maximize explicit and engaging teaching time across the day, and simplify planning and preparation.

Jen incorporates a wide range of compelling research about how best to teach reading to every student in your class and translates the research (or the science of teaching reading) into high-leverage moves you can count on to deliver powerful lessons again and again. She also honors the art of teaching reading, helping teachers tap into their experience and hone their expertise to make quick, effective classroom decisions that take student learning to the next level.



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Jennifer Serravallo

Jennifer Serravallo is a New York Times bestselling author, award-winning educator, literacy consultant, frequent invited speaker at state and national conferences, and former member of the Parents Magazine editorial board. Jen is best known for creating books (including The Reading Strategies Book 2.0) and resources rooted in research that help make responsive, strategic, differentiated literacy instruction possible for all educators. Jen’s books are used around the world and several have been translated into French, Spanish, Chinese, and Italian. In 2023, she launched her podcast To the Classroom: Conversations with Researchers and Educators.

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

Follow Jen on X (@jserravallo) and Instagram (@jenniferserravallo), learn more from her website/blog: www.jenniferserravallo.com, and join the Reading and Writing Strategies Facebook Community.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Part 1 - Foundations

Chapter 1 - Teaching Reading Across the Day

Chapter 2 - Engaging, Explicit Instruction

Part 2 - Lesson Structures

Chapter 3 - Read Aloud Lessons

Chapter 4 - Phonics and Spelling Lessons

Chapter 5 - Vocabulary Lessons

Chapter 6 - Focus Lessons

Chapter 7 - Shared Reading Lessons

Chapter 8 - Close Reading Lessons

Chapter 9 - Guided Inquiry Lessons

Chapter 10 - Reader’s Theater Lessons

Chapter 11 - Conversation Lessons




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