Jennifer Serravallo is a literacy consultant, speaker, and the author of the popular Heinemann titles The Reading Strategies Book, The Literacy Teacher’s Playbooks, Teaching Reading in Small Groups and Conferring with Readers (co-authored with Gravity Goldberg). Jennifer is also the creator of the two-time award-winning Independent Reading Assessment Series.
Until 2012, Jennifer was a Senior Staff Developer at the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project, helping urban, suburban and rural schools implement exceptional literacy instruction through reading and writing workshops. Jennifer also has taught graduate and undergraduate courses at Teachers College and Vassar College on children’s literature and urban education reform. She began her career teaching in Title I schools in New York City with swelling class sizes, high numbers of ELLs, and an enormous range of learners.