Keys to Beginning Reading – Vocabulary & Comprehension Modules 6 & 9 (Virtual Live)

Keys to Literacy Event

Training Dates are April 7 & April 28!  (This is a two day training.)

Virtual, Live Professional Development

Would you like to learn science-based instructional practices for teaching beginning reading skills? This two-day session covers two of the nine modules that make up a full course: Vocabulary and Comprehension.

The Keys to Beginning Reading professional development course provides background knowledge needed to teach all the components of beginning reading instruction. The instructional practices are designed to easily transfer to classroom lessons and can be integrated with any reading curriculum or published reading program. The full course is 36 hours. This two-day session covers all Modules 6 and 9.

Topic Details

Module 6 Vocabulary (Day 1, 6 hours)

Module 6 covers research-based strategies for developing vocabulary. Topics include how to preview unfamiliar vocabulary before read aloud and reading; activities to help students make connections among words (semantic mapping, semantic feature analysis, categorizing, scaling); suggestions for selecting words to teach in-depth; vocabulary templates (Frayer/four square, two-column); how to use context and word parts; developing a word-conscious classroom.

Module 9 Comprehension (Day 2, 6 hours)

Module 4 covers research-based strategies for developing comprehension skills and strategies. Topics include activities to support inference-making, metacognition, and comprehension strategies (topic web and two-column graphic organizers, categorizing and main idea skills, retell and summary, question answering and generation).

ONLINE SCHEDULE (all times are Eastern):

 8:30-10:00 Session One

10:00-10:30 BREAK

10:30-12:00 Session Two

12:00-12:30 LUNCH

12:30-2:00 Session Three

2:00-2:30 BREAK

2:30-4:00 Session Four


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


**Please note that training books will need to be mailed to participants.  Books will be mailed to the billing address provided, unless noted otherwise in the notes section of the online registration or sent to us by email.


*Registrations received after March 26 cannot be guaranteed a book in time for the training.


Graduate credit available from Pacific University. Click here for information.

Who Should Participate

K-3 classroom teachers of all students, K-5 intervention educators who teach reading to students who struggle with basic reading skills, literacy coaches and specialists, elementary administrators.

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Keys to Beginning Reading - Modules 6 & 7 (Virtual Live) (April 7-28, 2021: Virtual)
April 7-28, 2021: Virtual
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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.

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