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  • Graphic Organizer - Top Down Topic Web - Duration: 8 minutes, 24 seconds.

    • 3 years ago
    • 1,806 views
    Shauna, a Keys to Literacy trainer, talks about Top Down Topic Webs as an flexible and customizable graphic organizer that provides students with a clear visual of the main idea. Teaching students ...
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    Generating a Summary - Duration: 4 minutes, 30 seconds.

    • 3 years ago
    • 1,383 views
    Writing a summary helps students see the big picture and process the information more deeply as they use their own words to generate a summary. Hear Joan Sedita, founder of Keys to Literacy explain...
  • Two-Column Notes - Duration: 8 minutes, 55 seconds.

    • 3 years ago
    • 3,810 views
    When students take notes, comprehension is enhanced as they process, organize and restate information in their own words. Listen to Joan Sedita, founder of Keys to Literacy describe the format of t...
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    Argument Writing Components - Duration: 8 minutes, 44 seconds.

    • 3 years ago
    • 1,484 views
    Joan Sedita reviews the components of writing an argument piece. This is an excerpt from Keys to Content Writing Professional Development. Visit keystoliteracy.com for more information about our pr...
  • What Is Comprehension? The Five Components of Reading - Duration: 15 minutes.

    • 3 years ago
    • 17,582 views
    Five areas of instruction must be addressed to successfully teach students to read and comprehend. Listen to Joan Sedita, founder of Keys to Literacy talk about the five components of reading. This...
  • Gradual Release of Responsibility - I We You - Duration: 4 minutes, 52 seconds.

    • 3 years ago
    • 2,994 views
    Watch an excerpt from Keys to Content Writing training for teachers in grades 4-12. Gradual Release of Responsibility: an instructional approach that gradually shifts understanding and application ...
  • Paraphrasing Techniques - Duration: 6 minutes, 55 seconds.

    • 3 years ago
    • 13,093 views
    Listen to Joan Sedita talk about modeling paraphrasing: using one’s own words to write information from sources into notes or writing draft. Avoid plagiarism by teaching paraphrasing techniques. T...
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    Quick Writes - A strategy to teach content writing - Duration: 5 minutes, 29 seconds.

    • 3 years ago
    • 3,796 views
    The best way to become a better writer is to write a lot. Listen to Joan Sedita talk about "Quick Writes"; short informational writing tasks completed in under ten minutes. The goal is to help stud...
  • Teaching Content Writing - Duration: 6 minutes, 8 seconds.

    • 3 years ago
    • 17,749 views
    Our Professional Development for Keys to Content Writing is designed to support a consistent approach to teaching content writing for students in grades 4-12. Listen to Joan Sedita provide an overv...
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    Research About Comprehension Instruction - Duration: 10 minutes.

    • 3 years ago
    • 1,958 views
    Joan Sedita reviews the most effective strategies for comprehension instruction. This is an excerpt from The Key Comprehension Routine Professional Development from Keys to Literacy for teachers in...
  • Keys to Literacy Welcome Video - Duration: 79 seconds.

    • 3 years ago
    • 871 views
    Joan Sedita talks about Keys to Literacy comprehension, vocabulary and writing professional development for teachers in grades K-12. Visit our website for more information about our programs at key...
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    Stages of The Writing Process - Duration: 4 minutes, 48 seconds.

    • 3 years ago
    • 2,279 views
    Joan Sedita, founder of Keys to Literacy, talks about the stages of the writing process. This is an excerpt from Keys to Content Writing Professional Development program for teachers of grades 4-12...
  • The Key Vocabulary Routine - Vocabulary Instruction for grades 3-12 - Duration: 9 minutes, 55 seconds.

    • 3 years ago
    • 766 views
    The Key Vocabulary Routine is a content vocabulary program for grades 4 through 12 that can be used in all classrooms. The program emphasizes the integration of vocabulary instruction in any conten...
  • The Key Comprehension Routine - Comprehension Instruction - Duration: 9 minutes, 48 seconds.

    • 7 years ago
    • 3,663 views
    The Key Comprehension Routine is a reading comprehension and study strategies program for grades 4 through 12. The program emphasizes the integration of reading and study strategies using existing ...
  • The ANSWER Key to Open Response - Duration: 5 minutes, 43 seconds.

    • 7 years ago
    • 3,741 views
    In this one-day training, attendees learn a routine for teaching students how to answer reading comprehension open response questions, such as those tested on the MCAS ELA Reading Comprehension sec...
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