JENNIFER SERRAVALLO (Webinar) - Teaching Writing in Small Groups

Questions? Please contact Amy Ruppert, Program Assistant, at (920) 236-0562

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Last Date to Register: 8/9/2021 12:01 AM
Last Date to Cancel: 8/2/2021 12:01 AM
Agency: CESA 6
Agency Contact: Di Bushkie
Agency Assistant: Amy Ruppert 920-236-0562
Location: Virtual
Facility: Zoom
8/9/2021 09:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Teaching WRITING in Small Groups

Jennifer Serravallo

Jennifer Serravallo is going to teach us how just a few minutes of purposeful, responsive teaching can have a BIG impact on your students. She will show us how to create groups for maximum effectiveness and how to make what you teach responsive, clear, and sticky. This webinar will give us ideas to try immediately in the classroom to begin to get the most out of small groups, supporting students and their success.


  • Review foundations for small-group instruction in writing
  • Understand the principles of effective guided practice
  • Forming groups


  • Grades K - 8 teachers:
    • Classroom
    • Content area
    • Special Education
    • EL
  • Reading Specialists and Interventionists
  • Literacy and Instructional Coaches
  • Principals

It is strongly recommended that participants have a copy of Jennifer's book, Teaching Writing in Small Groups, to refer to during the webinar. When the registration fee has been paid, participants will receive a personal email containing a discount code to use when purchasing Jennifer's book online directly from Heinemann. This is a special offer given only to paid registrants.


Date:  Monday, August 9, 2021

Time:  9:00 - 10:00 a.m. (U.S. Central Time)

Modality:  Virtual only via Zoom (live participation only - this webinar will not be recorded)

Cost:   $50 per participant


Amy Ruppert, Literacy Center Program Assistant
(920) 236-0562

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

Jen is the author of The Reading Strategies Book; The Writing Strategies Book; Teaching Reading in Small Groups; Conferring with Readers; The Literacy Teacher's Playbook; Understanding Texts & Readers; and, Connecting with Students Online. 

Her brand new book, Teaching Writing in Small Groups, is the basis for this webinar.







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