Keys to Comprehension Instruction: Grades 3-12

September 13-14, 2017

9:00 am – 3:00 pm


WCU/Biltmore Park

This workshop will train participants to use teaching practices from The Key Comprehension Routine. This instructional routine teaches students a foundational set of comprehension strategies that support listening and reading comprehension in any subject area using existing reading material. These strategies can be used as Tier I instruction by all teachers to support content literacy standards in inclusion classrooms, and as Tier II or III supplemental instruction by literacy intervention teachers for struggling readers. 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. This session is for Grades 3-12 content teachers, educators who provide support to struggling readers/writers, and administrators. Joan Sedita is the founder of Keys to Literacy and the author of its literacy professional development programs, including The Key Comprehension Routine. She is a nationally recognized speaker and trainer. Contact Karen Sumner ( or 828.774.5681, ext. 26 with questions. Contact Hours: 10