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The Key Comprehension Routine: Grades 4-12

This instructional routine teaches students a foundational set of comprehension strategies that support listening and reading comprehension in any subject area. During professional development, educators learn how to teach strategies using existing content reading and instructional materials. Adoption of The Key Comprehension Routine across multiple grade levels in a school or district provides students a consistent approach to comprehension instruction as they move from grade to grade and subject to subject. Appropriate for grades 4-12 educators.

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Items available:

  • Training Book
  • Online Professional Development
  • Classroom Posters

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The Key Comprehension Routine: Primary Grades

This version of The Key Comprehension Routine is for grades K-3. This instruction routine teaches early elementary students basic comprehension skills. During professional development, educators learn how to use oral language, visuals, and read-aloud to provide grade-appropriate instruction that can be incorporated during core reading and subject-area instruction. Adoption of The Key Comprehension Routine: Primary Grades across grades K-3 in a school provides a consistent set of introductory comprehension skills as students move from grade to grade. It also provides a foundation for learning the comprehension strategies taught in The Key Comprehension Routine for grades four and above. Educators embed the instruction using existing classroom literacy materials.

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Items available:

  • Training Book
  • Online Professional Development
  • Classroom Posters

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The Key Vocabulary Routine

This instructional routine teaches students vocabulary and vocabulary learning strategies in any subject area. During professional development, educators learn how to teach vocabulary using existing content reading and instructional materials. Adoption of The Key Vocabulary Routine across multiple grade levels in a school or district provides students a consistent approach to vocabulary instruction as they move from grade to grade and subject to subject. Appropriate for grades 2-12 educators.

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Items available:

  • Training Book
  • Online Professional Development
  • Classroom Posters

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Keys to Content Writing

This instructional routine teaches students skills that support content writing in any subject area. During professional development, educators learn instructional practices that address the writing requirements of the Common Core, including frequent writing in all subject areas that includes short and longer writing tasks. Adoption of Keys to Content Writing across multiple grade levels in a school or district provides students a consistent approach to writing instruction as they move from grade to grade and subject to subject.

Learn more about Keys to Content Writing.

Items available:

  • Training Book
  • Online Professional Development
  • Classroom Posters

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Keys to Early Writing

This instructional routine teaches early elementary students basic oral and written expression skills. K-3 teachers learn how to use oral language, visuals, and read-aloud to provide grade-appropriate instruction that can be incorporated during core literacy and subject-area instruction. Keys to Early Writing provides a consistent approach to early writing skills that is aligned with the writing requirements of the Common Core.

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Items available:

  • Online Professional Development

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Keys to Literacy PD for Students with Disabilities and English Language Learners

The following online professional development offerings are designed to meet the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education teacher certification requirement for 15 PDPs (Professional Development Points) related to “Strategies for Students With Disabilities” and 15 PDPs related to “SEI or English as a Second Language”.  Educators from other states will also find the courses helpful to learn how to use Keys to Literacy instructional practices with students who struggle with literacy as a result of a learning disability or English as a Second Language.

Items available:

  • Online Professional Development

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