Free Webinars with Joan Sedita

Keys to Literacy Event

Join Joan Sedita, Founder of Keys to Literacy, for any of these three spring webinars!

Please Note: Registration for the free webinars fills up quickly, and Zoom does not limit the number of registrations. It is first come for the first 500 people who sign in at the start of a free webinar (please be sure to login early). But don't worry if you can't get in -- we record and archive them so you can view them for free later! Click here for archived webinars. 

Reading Intervention for Older Students

April 1, 4:30-5:15 EDT

Joan will address the following questions:

  • What do we know about reading in grades 5-12?
  • What are the causes of reading difficulty for older students?
  • How can we use assessment to determine reading needs for individual students?
  • How can we match students to interventions?

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Two-Column Notes: A Powerful Tool for Comprehension & Writing in All Grades

April 15, 4:30-5:15 EDT

Learn how two-column notes can be taught to students as a tool to support reading and listening comprehension, and as a pre-writing planning tool. Joan will offer suggestions for teaching this versatile learning tool and show multiple classroom examples across grades and subject areas.

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Developing Oral Language to Support Early Literacy Instruction, Grades K-3

May 11, 4:30-5:15 EDT

Joan will share instructional suggestions from the oral language module of Keys to Beginning Reading for this webinar. Topics include: creating a “language-rich” classroom, teaching listening and discussion skills, “talk moves” scaffolds for collaborative discussion, and developing language through read aloud.

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