The Key Three Routine: Comprehension and Strategy Instruction by Joan SeditaI have taken the Keys training twice (once with this older version of the book and again with the newer version dated 2010), and I have also taken the coaches training.
By the end of the school year, all teachers at my school will be trained in Keys.
Joans ideas really are not new - use graphic organizers, take notes with a 2 column format, make sure students know how to find the main idea of a text, etc. In fact, I took a workshop at Landmark college my second year teaching (25 years ago), and learned much of this at that workshop. This makes sense given Joan worked for Landmark.
This routine is helpful because it explains in concrete terms how to help students succeed in all classes, not just English, when it comes to reading and note taking and finding the main idea of a text. Common Core State Standards mandate that all teachers must be literacy teachers, and many non-English/ELA teachers find this intimidating, overwhelming, and even frightening. This book helps all teachers to meet the goal to be a literacy teacher. Full of examples, this book is easy to follow, but I recommend people receive the actual training from Keys staff as well.
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Joan is an experienced educator, serving in the roles of teacher, school administrator, teacher trainer, and literacy consultant since She has provided literacy professional development to thousands of educators and related professionals at schools, colleges, clinics, and professional conferences.
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Joan Sedita Blog Posts. Building Executive Function Skills A piece by Lisa Suh for the Edutopia blog about executive function caught my attention after I recently provided a professional development session for teachers about possible causes for difficulty with reading comprehension. During the training, I reviewed the following skill components associated with executive functions: organizing, goal setting, cognitive flexibility, working memory, and self-monitoring. Click here for a chart that defines each skill and its role in supporting reading. Joan Sedita September 4, 0 Comments 0.
Joan Sedita is the founder of Keys to Literacy and author of their professional development routines. For over 40 years, Joan has been on a mission to help teachers, schools, and districts improve student literacy skills, especially students who struggle with reading and writing. Together with the support of the Keys to Literacy staff, she has built an organization that is recognized as a leader in literacy professional development. Each course is organized into modules that include interactive activities, readings, video clips from live training, and activities that allow users to master course content. Online courses are asynchronous, which means users can complete the course at their convenience; they may log in at any time to work through the modules at their own pace. To view a description of the course modules, please click on the links below. The Key Comprehension Routine online course provides professional development for research-based comprehension instruction.