Key Comprehension Routine

Keys to Literacy Event

Hosted by Ohio State Support Team Region 5

Training Description

State literacy standards require students to develop reading comprehension skills and strategies that can be used across content areas. The following topics are covered in this session:

  • Critical thinking: for close, analytic reading of both narrative and expository text
  • Key concept and main idea skills: categorizing information and vocabulary, identifying main ideas at the paragraph level, and identifying central ideas in lengthier text
  • Text structure knowledge: at the sentence, paragraph, and longer text levels
  • Top-down topic webs: a graphic organizer that represents the major topics of any content
  • Two-column notes: a note taking format that supports active reading and listening
  • Summarizing: students comprehend and synthesize the main ideas from any content
  • Generating questions: students create and answer questions along a continuum of thinking using Bloom’s Taxonomy based on content
  • I, We, You instruction: strategies are taught explicitly through modeling and think aloud, guided practice is provided, and scaffolds are gradually released as students become independent users of the strategies
  • Cooperative learning: students learn and practice comprehension strategies by working in cooperative pairs or small groups

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Who Should Participate

Grades 4-12 educators who want to learn effective comprehension instruction practices for all students, including students with reading disabilities.

We recommend that pairs or teams of teachers from the same school attend together.


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Date and LocationNumber of Attendees to Register
June 24-25, 2020: Canfield, OH
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