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Special Engagement: From Keys To Literacy by Joan Sedita - The Key Comprehension Routine:Grades 4-12 - Karen Eades, Facilitator
The Key Comprehension Routine: (Grades 4-12)
This program embeds comprehension strategy instruction in all content areas with the use of existing reading and instruction material. The Key Comprehension Routine teaches students comprehension strategies for understanding and learning from an increasing 'staircase' of text complexity.
The Common Core Literacy Standards place significant emphasis on having teachers of all subjects and grades teach literacy skills. The Key Comprehension Routine provides instruction that all teachers can immediately use to teach these skills and activities:
• Comprehension skills: for close, analytic reading of both narrative and expository text
• Main idea skills: categorizing information and vocabulary, and identify/stating main ideas during reading
• Text structure knowledge: at the sentence, paragraph, and longer text levels
• Top-down topic webs: a flexible, foundational graphic organizer that can be used with all subjects
• Two-column notes: a note taking format supports active reading and that can be used for reading or lecture
• Summarizing: students comprehend, analyze, and synthesize information to develop a summary of the most important ideas in their own words
• Generating questions: students create and answer questions along a continuum of thinking using Bloom’s Taxonomy
• Cooperative learning: students learn, practice, and become independent with the comprehension strategies by working in whole group, small collaborative groups, and individually
When the program is adopted by a school or district, students learn a routine for active reading and writing that is consistent as they move from grade to grade and subject to subject.

Please note: All conference attendees are required to park in the visitor side of the 3300 parking garage in spaces marked Visitor, and in open non-reserved spaces. Please bring your parking ticket with you to your conference for validation; it will be the responsibility of the attendee to pay the parking fee if their ticket is not validated.

Registration opens at 8:00 am

Continental breakfast and lunch will be provided.

Make checks /purchase orders payable to
Arizona Department of Education

1535 W Jefferson St, Bin #5
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Cost will be $195.00 per person.
Purchase Orders are being accepted via fax at 602-364-0902 Attn: Billing Representative

Event times: 8:30am-4:00pm.

Please inform your Business Office of your registration promptly. A confirmation number may be required on the day of the event and should also be included on your purchase order. A registration fee is charged for all registrants, including those who do NOT SHOW and have not canceled in writing within 10 business days prior to event start date. All cancellations and or replacements must be received in writing within 10 business days prior to the first day of the workshop for a refund. *Exceptions may be made for emergency situations only up to the first day of event start date.

*At the discretion of Arizona Department of Education staff, 'emergency situations' are defined as: illness, accident, etc.
 

Who Should Attend: Grades 4-6 elementary teachers, 7-12 content classroom teachers, and educators who provide support to struggling readers.
Contact: Patty Hansen @ 602-364-2333
Arizona Department of Education
3300 N Central Ave
Phoenix AZ 85012
Room 100/101
May 1, 2014 - May 2, 2014 @ 8:30AM - 4:00PM 24 $195

All Dates and Times are Subject to Change
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