Discipline: Professional ResourcesLiteracy

Copyright: 2017

Grade(s): K - 8

Delivery Method: Print

Imprint: Heinemann

Author(s): Jennifer Serravallo

The Writing Strategies Book: Your Everything Guide to Developing Skilled Writers

The Writing Strategies Book made the New York Times Best Seller List by making it simpler to match students’ needs to high-quality instruction. Now, in The Writing Strategies Book, Jen Serravallo does the same, collecting 300 of the most effective strategies to share with writers, and grouping them beneath 10 crucial goals.

“You can think of the goals as the what, “writes Jen, “and the strategies as the how.” From composing with pictures all the way to conventions and beyond, you’ll have just-right teaching, just in time. With Jen’s help you’ll:

  • develop individual goals for every writer
  • give students step-by-step strategies for writing with skill and craft
  • coach writers using prompts aligned to a strategy
  • present mentor texts that support a genre and strategy
  • adjust instruction to meet individual needs with Jen’s Teaching Tips
  • demonstrate and explain a writing move with her Lesson Language
  • learn more with Hat Tips to the work of influential teacher–authors.

She even offers suggestions for stocking your writing center, planning units of study, celebrating student writing, and keeping records.

Whether you use Writing Workshop, 6+1 Traits, Daily 5’s “Work on Writing,” a scripted writing program, the writing exercises in your basal, or any other approach, you’ll discover a treasure chest of ways to work with whole classes, small groups, or individual writers.

“I am convinced that helping kids to articulate clear goals for their work,” writes Jen Serravallo, “and supporting them with strategies and feedback to accomplish those goals, makes a huge difference.” With The Writing Strategies Book you can make that kind of difference with your writers every day.

The Writing Strategies Book Companion Charts

This tabletop flip chart is designed to help save teachers preparation (and drawing) time and offer an updated and revised collection of charts unique to this resource. 

The Writing Strategies Book Companion Charts includes:

  • 300 enlarged, color charts aligned to strategies from The Writing Strategies Book
  • 50 charts that are brand new to The Writing Strategies Book Companion Charts
  • color laminated dividers for each chapter that make it easy to flip, find and teach strategies
  • Spiral-bound setup for ease of use
  • Free-standing tabletop flip chart or under document camera display

These charts are perfect for all educators of all experience levels. A compliment to The Writing Strategies Book, the interactive and enlarged charts are perfect for small-group, conferring or whole class-lessons. 

Using Jennifer Serravallo's research-aligned resources together, you'll be able to:

  • save valuable planning and preparation time
  • make demonstrations and explanations of strategies easier
  • provide students with visual anchors to reference as they practice their writing skills

Jen Serravallo Walks You Through The Writing Strategies Book