This product was created to help teachers support young readers in a way that nurtures the meaning and emotion behind the act of reading. These strategies provide great support to the phonics instruction and more explicit skill instruction provided in most prekindergarten and kindergarten programs.
The rationale behind the creation of this product was to help busy teachers easily utilize the strategies created by Jennifer Serravallo found in her book The Reading Strategies Book: Your Everything Guide To Developing Skilled Readers by Heinemann. This book contains background about each stage of reading development, a brief explanation of each strategy, and includes a simple chart.
When I started using this book, I realized that it would help me tremendously if each of these strategies were planned as a lesson and had an anchor chart or graphic organizer included, hence the creation of this product. In the product each of the 20 strategies include the lesson guide, an anchor chart., and some include a graphic organizer, if applicable.
I highly recommend you purchase a copy of Serravallo’s book for use with this product. The book is a terrific resource, provides an abundance of background information, and offers a scope and sequence for implementing the strategies. This product was in no way created to be a replacement but rather another tool providing teachers extended resources for implementing the strategies.
I hope you love her strategies as much as I do! Happy reading!
Want to learn more before purchasing? Here's a link to a blog post explaining EVERYTHING!
PreEmergent and Emergent Reading Strategies Blog Post with Video Product Explanation