Introduction to Letterland
March 7, 2019: Rowley, MA
Are you looking for an engaging, complete program to teach phonemic awareness, phonics & spelling, and handwriting to young children? If the answer is YES, attend this workshop! Letterland is the most multi-sensory and fun program we have seen for teaching foundational reading skills. Children learn the sound-letter associations, the alphabetic principle, phonics, and word reading fluency through visuals, music, movement, art, and role-play. Story-based characters who live in Letterland are at the core of this program, aligned to the structured, systematic phonics sequence used in Orton-Gillingham instruction.
School & District Literacy Planning
March 8, 2019: Rowley, MA
Does your school or district need a literacy improvement plan? This one-day workshop introduces the Keys to Literacy Planning Model. Participants will learn how to generate a long-term literacy plan that provides a road map for improving student reading, writing and other literacy skills.
Keys to Comprehension for SEI and English as a Second Language
March 19 - 20, 2019: Rowley, MA
This professional development uses the content from The Key Comprehension Routine training. Educators learn how to teach strategies in an SEI (Sheltered English Immersion) classroom using existing content reading and instructional materials. They also learn how to use Key Comprehension strategies to consolidate content to make it more accessible to ELLs, and to create opportunities for elaborated talk about content between ELLs and fluent English peers.
Letterland Phonics Program Training: Kindergarten
May 14, 2019: Rowley, MA
Information and training for using the Letterland program in Kindergarten.
Letterland Phonics Program Training: Grade 1
May 20, 2019: Rowley, MA
Information and training for using the Letterland program in Grade 1.
Letterland Phonics Program Training: Grade 2
May 22, 2019: Rowley, MA
Information and training for using the Letterland program in Grade 2.
The Key Comprehension Routine: Primary Grades
May 30 - 31, 2019: Rowley, MA
This instructional routine teaches students a foundational set of comprehension strategies that are used consistently across multiple grade levels and embedded in all subjects. The strategies are taught using existing content reading and instructional materials. The routine includes: main idea skills, text structure, top-down topic webs, two-column notes, summary, and question generation.
Keys to Early Writing
June 3 - 4, 2019: Rowley, MA
Two-day routine trains teachers to introduce basic oral and written expression skills to students in grades K-3.
Keys to Content Writing Instruction for Grades 3-6
June 5 - 6, 2019: Rowley, MA
This is a two-day revised version developed specifically for this grade range. It includes instructional practices for teaching students how to write in all subject areas using strategies that are aligned with state literacy standards. This training focuses on how to teach specific writing skills such as sentence and paragraph writing, patterns of organization, writing introductions and conclusions, writing from sources, quick writes, and how to use writing to learn content.
Keys to Content Writing Instruction for Grades 6-12
June 7, 2019: Rowley, MA
This is a one-day revised version developed specifically for this grade range. It includes instructional practices for teaching students how to write in all subject areas using strategies that are aligned with state literacy standards. The training covers topics such as quick writes, content learning tasks, formal writing tasks, the writing process, writing from sources, and using a writing assignment guide.
Events Sponsored by Other Organizations
Keys to Literacy staff members will present at the following events:
New England League of Middle Schools: Keys to Argument Writing
April 2, 2019: North Andover, MA
This one-day training focuses on how to teach opinion/argument pieces in all content areas.