Based on delayed and waved district openings we have decided to postpone our fall workshops to the spring. This decision was made in conjunction with the authors and our hope is that the new dates are more conducive to your district/campus schedule.

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Reading Strategies in Spanish with Clarisa Leal  

Join Clarisa Leal, who will looking in depth at Jennifer Serravallo’s book El libro de estrategias de lectura  in this special online workshop! In El libro de estrategias de lectura takes Jennifer Serravallos Reading Strategies Book and turns it into a complete resource for reading instruction in Spanish. With 300+ strategies, including some specially created just for Spanish-language development, its an ideal resource for dual-language or bilingual classroom teachers as well as for use with emergent bilingual students in mainstream classroom. In this webinar series, participants will learn to match methods to purpose throughout this school year as Clarisa guides you through assessing individual students strengths and needs, leading goal setting conversations, and following up on goals with conferring and small groups in Spanish language instruction. During the workshop, Clarisa will share practical and proven classroom strategies, provide video examples, and lead engaging live discussion. This workshop will be presented in Spanish. The day will conclude with a live QA with Jennifer Serravallo, the book’s author.

Workshop Information


Thursday, February 25th 2021 from 9:00am to 3:00pm


Live Virtual Event via Zoom


$200 per registrant

Learning Objectives

  • Determining just right goals in reading through use of formative assessment in Spanish language instruction
  • Elements of effective strategies, and how to create your own by reflecting on your reading processes
  • How strategies support goals over time
  • Supporting readers through coaching, prompting and feedback during Spanish language instruction.
  • Strategies and prompts in conferences
  • Visual supports as a tool for independence  
  • Strategies and prompts in small group strategy lessons during Spanish language instruction, whether working in-person or online with students
  • Managing a class with different goals (and different strategies)
  • Repeated practice with strategy case studies

Who Should Attend?

Classroom teachers of grades K-8, bilingual educators, administrators, curriculum coordinators, writing teachers, reading specialists, literacy specialists, coaches, and staff developers who support students in Spanish language instruction.

It is highly recommended that participants have a copy of In El libro de estrategias

Clarisa Leal

Clarisa Leal is an educator who pursued a Masters Degree in Curriculum and Teaching at Teachers College, Columbia University. She worked in Nicaragua in a school as a first-grade teacher, Grade Level Coordinator and later as a literacy coach. Under Clarisa’s guidance and working closely with teachers, students, parents and administrators, the school had sustainable improvements in the area of literacy. She then moved to New York City and worked as a Spanish teacher at a private school . It was through the school’s innovative, diverse and collaborative perspectives that she enriched and broadened her experiences in the field of education. With the benefit of being fluent in two languages, she was part of the school’s Spanish Department team and taught Spanish as a second language in first and sixth grade.  

Clarisa was part of the book review team for the translation of The Reading Strategies book and The writing Strategies book by Jennifer Serravallo into Spanish. She is currently working in Florida as a literacy specialist. While working at this school, Clarisa has been able to convey her passion for literacy instruction and with her leadership she has already made an impact at her school.