• Year Levels F–8
  • Curriculum ACT, NSW, NT, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, WA
  • Subject Literacy
  • Resource Formats Print
  • Learning Focus Professional books
  • Last Updated Jan 2023

What it is

Jennifer Serravallo’s resources include tools and strategies to assess and improve learners’ reading and writing skills in different learning environments. These highly accessible texts are designed to fast-track you to implementation so your time with students is well spent and progress focused. Jennifer Serravallo’s resources include:

  • Professional books designed to develop your reading and writing instruction skills using the latest in literacy thinking.
  • Classroom Essentials books focus on essential student-centred practices that help you prioritise time with learners.

How it helps


Fulfil learning needs comprehensively: Discover how to manage and satisfy the development needs of learners more clearly and decisively.

Maximise limited learning time: Implement strategies that help learners develop more during their limited time in the classroom.

Multi-faceted strategies for unique situations: Introduce strategic support through conferring, small groups, and assessment to reinforce learnings in different ways.


Practical advice you can implement: Apply real strategies covered across the series to your classrooms with guided tips and activities.

Strategies suit diverse classrooms: Respond to shifts in your teaching environments, such as teaching online, to reliably provide learners the support they need.

Concepts framed by context: Understand the ‘why’ behind key ideas explored in the texts so you can better apply strategies within your classrooms.

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Meet the author

Jennifer Serravallo

Jennifer Serravallo began her career in education as a teacher in New York City public schools and later joined the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project at Columbia University (TCRWP).

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 individualised to students' goals. She is the author of the New York Times bestseller The Reading Strategies Book as well as many other popular titles.

What it includes

Discover what’s inside Jennifer Serravallo’s Classroom Essentials and professional books.

Professional books

The Reading Strategies Book 2.0

The Reading Strategies Book 2.0 is your research-based guide to developing skilled readers.

The Reading Strategies Book 2.0 has been dramatically improved and is designed to be a trusted, research-aligned companion for any K–8 reading classroom – no matter your curriculum, subject area, or instructional approach.

Features and benefits:

  • more explicit connections to research with a research base of 700+ studies citations for each strategy and meticulously researched all new introduction chapter
  • the latest instructional thinking including 300+ lessons comprising almost 100 new lessons, with all other lessons heavily revised
  • goal-focused, if–then skills progressions targeting the exact strategy for each reader, and simplifying and streamlining planning and monitoring progress.

Image of two books from Jennifer Serravallo called The Reading Strategies Book 2.0, one spiral bound.

Professional books

Teaching Writing in Small Groups

Image showing Jennifer Serravallo's Professional Book called Teaching Writing In Small Groups.

Find out how just a few minutes of purposeful, responsive teaching can have a big impact with your students. Jen shows how to create groups for maximum effectiveness and make what you teach responsive, clear, and sticky.

Professional books

Understanding Texts and Readers

Image showing Jennifer Serravallo's Professional Book called Understanding Texts And Readers.

Easily untangle the threads of comprehension so you can make smarter teaching decisions and match kids to books. Apply learnings from The Reading Strategies Book to fourteen text levels and discover sample responses that show what to expect from each.  

Professional books

The Writing Strategies Book

Image showing Jennifer Serravallo's Professional Book called The Writing Strategies Book.

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. 

Professional books

A Teacher's Guide to Reading Conferences

Image showing Jennifer Serravallo's Professional Book called A Teacher's Guide To Reading Conferences.

Learn how one-on-one, student-centred teaching practices can help literacy learners progress. In this text, Jennifer Serravallo breaks down the importance of conferences and how to structure and fit them into your literacy block. It can help you answer important questions that include:

  • Why are reading conferences so important?
  • What do effective reading conferences look and sound like?
  • How do I fit reading conferences into my literacy block?

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