Boost your Literacy Instruction Toolkit with Keys to Literacy

Boost your Literacy Instruction Toolkit with Keys to Literacy

We’re excited to share with you a series of online courses that will add valuable tools to your literacy instruction toolkit, offered by our friends at Keys to Literacy.

Working out of the US, the Keys to Literacy team offers research-based professional development to educators across the country, with the mission of improving literacy skills for all students. Their online courses provide educators with tools for effective literacy instruction in their classrooms, incorporating technology used as learning supports. This online learning opens up opportunities for educators across Canada to participate too!

Available Courses include:

The Key Comprehension Routine, Grades 4-12: Focusing on comprehension instruction, Click here to learn more about this course.

The Key Comprehension Routine, Primary Grades K-3: Teaching basic comprehension instruction for the Primary Grades, Click here to learn more about this course.

The Key Vocabulary Routine, Grades 3-12: Providing professional development for vocabulary instruction that can be used in every subject, Click here to learn more about this course.

Keys to Content Writing, Grades 4-12: This course offers professional development for content writing instruction, Click here to learn more about this course.

Each online course focuses on one of the cornerstones of literacy; comprehension, vocabulary, and writing. The courses deliver foundational knowledge for teaching these literacy skills through online modules that include interactive activities, readings, video clips from live training, and “use your content” activities (allowing users to generate lessons using their own curricular materials).


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One of the best things about these online courses is that all of your learning can be done on your own schedule, at your convenience. Users can log in at any time to work through the modules. And, course registration includes a Keys to Literacy training book!

Keys to Literacy was developed by Joan Sedita, a well known researcher, author and teacher educator. She has taught at the pioneering Landmark School and has been a researcher at Children’s Hospital, Boston. Joan has authored a number of books, several book chapters and articles including for LETRS (Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling). In the past, she has led several Bridges’ symposia and workshops in Canada.

Visit the Keys to Literacy website to learn more about the team behind the professional development and their online courses.

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  • Alanna Fontaine
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