Keys to Adolescent Literacy (Live Virtual Training)

Keys to Literacy Event

Live, Virtual Professional Development

What kind of literacy instruction do students in grades 5-12 need? Why do some students struggle to read and write after grade 5?

 This half-day workshop provides an overview of what literacy instruction should look like in grades 5-12 for all students and for students who struggle with reading and writing. The session begins with an introduction to the development of reading and writing skills and why some students have difficulty learning these skills.

Virtual-Live Format: The Keys trainer will use Zoom video conferencing to deliver this training in an interactive format using features such as breakout rooms, chat, and Google shared documents.

Training Description

  • Adolescent literacy defined, overview of the research on instruction in grades 5-12
  • Components of reading and writing, and development across the grades
  • The “Simple View” of reading: the combined roles of decoding and language comprehension in learning to read
  • How the brain learns to read
  • Review of causes of literacy difficulty (environmental, English as a second language, learning disabilities including dyslexia, dysgraphia, executive functions)
  • Introduction to a literacy assessment model for grades 5-12
  • Suggestions for core literacy instruction taught in all subjects: vocabulary, comprehension, writing
  • Suggestions for literacy intervention that targets the needs of struggling students


In order to maximize participants’ online experience, each offering will be limited to the first 35 people to register.

Who Should Participate

Educators and administrators who are interested in learning more about literacy instruction in grades 5-12.

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Keys to Adolescent Literacy (Live Virtual Training) (May 25, 2021: Virtual)
May 25, 2021: Virtual
$ 89.00


We are closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation and the impact on our employees and the schools where we provide professional development.

During this time period when onsite, face-to-face training and coaching is not possible, we offer multiple options for accessing our literacy PD content and instructional practices.

If you are a current or new partner, explore our website or contact us to learn more about: