professional development

 Join me in the process of unpacking a picture book to find all the Mentor Text Teaching Points for reading, writing, language skills and literacy standards for grades K-8. Not sure how to use a picture book for teaching the standards after you've used it for a read-aloud? Learn the skill of finding mentor text teaching points craft moves of authors, for your reading & writing minilessons and never look at a picture book the same again!

Are you ready to 

Get your lit together™️ 


I'm pleased to offer a new mini PD series called PB&J....Picture Books & Jen. This video PD series will be offered in a live stream format via Zoom, recorded and available for rewatch or purchase after the live event. 8 books from September to January with each PD session being 2 hours. See schedule and title index below. Sign for all 8 with the All Access Bundle or just register individually for the titles in which you are interested.  This PB&J PD is very core to my philosophy as a professional development provider in that it would be easy for me to do all the work for you and tell you all the teaching points, but I believe that growing you as a teacher means not just "giving you the fish, but teaching you how to fish" in hopes that I equip you with the process of finding teaching points in ANY book and/or teaching other teachers how to "fish forward."

My intention is to make this virtual PD low cost, accessible after the live event and accessible to different times zones and countries around the world. I apologize in advance if you are unable to secure a copy of the text. Most of the book titles are 

You can sign up for the All Access Bundle if want all 8 sessions and the recordings or purchase them individually.


The All Access Bundle is $97 for 8 sessions. One individual session is $15.

What's included in your ticket?

-2-hour live event with Jen and everyone in the PB&J community.

-Access to a recording of the live event.

-Unpacking of the teaching points to use the book as a mentor text.

-One minilesson (reading or writing)

-One Mentor Sentence

-One Phonics Skills document

-One Jamboard slide

-One PD Certificate

If you'd like to "TRY BEFORE YOU BUY" click HERE to watch the free PB&J for the book, I Dissent.

By purchasing a live event ticket, you will receive access to the recording whether you attend the live Zoom meeting or not. 

If you have any questions, please email kelsey@helloliteracy.com 


Scroll to bottom to purchase the bundle at a 20% discounted rate (see last event with TBD date).

Remember, you don't have to be present at them all,

but you can access to them all after the event.

Missed a previous PB&J? No worries, click HERE to find all the recordings!

  • Guided Literacy: Systematic, Sequential, Structured Small Group Phonics Instruction
    Jan 29, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM EST
    via Zoom
    A brand new Hello Literacy PD with science of reading in mind. Want or need to group your students by phonics skill not reading level? Jen Jones will walk you through the structures of small group guided phonics instruction + skill based phonemic awareness.
  • PB&J: Cat Problems
    Sat, Feb 05
    Online via Zoom
    Feb 05, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM EST
    Online via Zoom
    Join me as we unpack Cat Problems to look for all the reading, writing, and language standards hidden within this picture book. Learn how to turn your favorite picture book into phenomenal reading and writing mini-lessons.
  • PB&J All Access Bundle: 2021-2022 Part 1
    Time is TBD
    Join me as we unpack 8 books to look for all the reading, writing, and language standards hidden within this picture book. Learn how to turn your favorite picture book into a phenomenal reading and writing mini-lesson.