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Hello! It’s the beginning of our summer book study! I’m linking up with my friends from Teaching Little Miracles to share my thoughts on one of my all-time favorite books, The Reading Strategies Book by Jennifer Serravallo. I did a book study with this same book last summer and I’m so excited to dive even deeper into it this summer!
Today, I am just going to take a few minutes to briefly share some of my thoughts from the “Getting Started” portion of the book. Serravallo uses this section to provide a quick introduction to the book, including research behind the strategies and ways to use the book. Here are a few facts about this book:
Another important takeaway is that we want students to outgrow using the strategies we’re teaching to them. Once a student masters one strategy, it’s time to move onto a new strategy. Serravallo says, “The strategy is a temporary scaffold, and like any scaffolding, it needs to be removed.” (Pg. 9)