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Since 2008, Keys to Literacy has produced e-newsletters that provide helpful information about literacy instruction. Every newsletter is devoted to a special topic for which we provide resources and links to related content.

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The Issue topic for January 2019 is Retell, Recount, Summary

The issue topic for December 2018 is Using Morphology to Teach Vocabulary

The issue topic for November 2018 is Multisensory Teaching

The issue topic for October 2018 is Phonemic Awareness and Phonics

The Issue topic for September 2018 is Question Generation: A Key Comprehension Strategy.

The Issue topic for August 2018 is A literacy planning model to support MTSS.

The Issue topic for June 2018 is The Great and Powerful Topic Web.

The Issue topic for May 2018 is Background Knowledge and Reading Comprehension.

The Issue topic for April 2018 is Fostering Academic Language Development In Primary Grades.

The Issue topic for February 2018 is Note-Taking Skills.

The Issue topic for October 2016 is Early Writing Instruction.

The Issue topic for May 2016 is Literacy Lines  – our most popular blog posts!

The Issue topic for October 2015 is Literacy Legislation in the new ESSA federal education law.

The Issue topic for May 2015 is Teaching Text Structure.

The Issue topic for October 2014 is Online Literacy Skills.

The Issue Topic for July 2014 is Text-Dependent Questions for Close Reading Lessons.

The Issue Topic for May 2014 is What is Close Reading?.

The Issue Topic for January 2014 is Argument Writing.

The Issue Topic for February 2013 is Teaching Writing to Learn.

The Issue Topic for October 2011 is Teaching Comprehension in Primary Grades.

The Issue Topic for May 2011 is Content Literacy and the Common Core Standards (CCSS).

The Issue Topic for December 2010 is Text Structure and Think Alouds.

The Issue Topic for April 2010 is Note Taking.

The Issue Topic for February 2009 is Generating Questions with Teaching Tips and Examples

The Issue Topic for October 2008 is Graphic Organizers — Topic Web

The Issue Topic for April 2008 is Summarizing with Comprehension Teaching Tips and downloadable examples.


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