Teaching Comprehension Strategies

Mastering Figure 19 Meta-Cognitive Strategies

February 4, 2019 / San Antonio, TX

Grades K-12

Reading for Meaning

In this energizing, fast-paced seminar, educators will learn research-based strategies students need to use to process a variety of texts. Take your students from think alouds to literature circles as they learn to think about the text and beyond the text. Explore ready-to-use techniques and activities to help student master the TEKS Figure 19 Comprehension Strategies. Kelly Harmon will provide instruction, activities, and ideas for engaging students in close and recreational reading.

Specifically designed for Grades K-12, ELAR teachers, Special Education Staff, Resource Teachers, Title I Staff, Reading Interventionist, Campus Instructional Coaches, Administrators, and any Educators working with students in the area of ELAR.

Reading is Thinking!

Top Ten Reasons to Attend

Expand Your Teacher Expertise

1. Expand your knowledge of ALL Figure 19 comprehension strategies!

Rigorous Reading in Your Classroom

2. Explore instructional strategies for developing and deepening comprehension

Strengthening Your Student's Reading Proficiency

3. Learn inferencing, questioning, and connecting strategies to get students intentionally reading. Also explore authentic activities to get students reading rigorously.

Technology Integration

4. Technology ideas that incorporate reading and writing about reading in new ways!

Ways to Monitor Comprehension

5. Explore ideas on how students and educators can monitor students comprehension.

Text Resources

6. Learn new tools to use when planning reading instruction.

Use Genre Knowledge to Support Understanding

7. Develop your knowledge of each genre, structures, elements, variations of text, and more!

Engage Students in Purposeful Practice

8. Explore techniques for incorporating strategy practice across the curriculum.

Build Your Student's Fluency

9. Learn how to incorporate fun fluency activities to boost students confidence and comprehension.

Writing To Respond to Reading

10. Discover how to use writing to strengthen reading comprehension. See templates, ideas, and activities for writing to respond to reading.

Topics to Be Covered

  • TEKS Figure 19 Comprehension Strategies
  • Making Inferences
  • Close Reading Techniques
  • Reading Resources for Rigorous Texts
  • Analyzing Authors' Craft Ideas
  • Writing About Reading
  • Literature Circles with Rigor
  • Teaching Students to Ask Questions
  • Making Connections Within and Across Texts
  • Summarization Strategies
  • Helping Students Monitor Their Comprehension
  • And Much More!

About Our Presenter

Kelly Harmon is a national presenter & author who has more than 25 years of experience working with at-risk students. She presents on a wide range of topics including RTI, technology, reading, writing, and strategies for highly effective teachers. Ms. Harmon works as an instructional coach for schools and districts across the United States. In addition to consulting, she also works with the Bureau of Education and Research, as well as Learning Sciences Marzano Center.


"Very informative! I am thinking about reading instruction in new ways!"

- Jennifer, TX

"Informative and engaging! Thanks for all the activities and new ideas. I can't wait to get back and use them."

- Olivia, TX

Comprehension Strategies (Fig. 19) Seminar

Monday, Feb. 4th, 8:30am

850 Halm Boulevard

San Antonio, TX

Location is the The La Quinta Inn San Antonio Airport.

Wifi is provided

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

Registration Information

February 4, 2019 / 8:30am - 3:30pm


$225 per participant

Group discounts available for groups of 4+.

6 Hours of Professional Development Credit Will Be Awarded

PLEASE SUBMIT YOUR REGISTRATION FORM AS SOON AS POSSIBLE, EVEN IF IT IS AHEAD OF YOUR PAYMENT. This will let us know to reserve you a seat for the training in the event we have a sold out event.

You can register by Calling, or Emailing your registration form in.


Credit Card

To pay by credit card, call our office at (817) 583-1290. We will send you a link to pay your registration fee online through our billing system. Credit Card payments must be received before the date of the seminar.

Purchase Order

To pay by purchase order, submit your district PO by email. Please make PO's payable to Kelly Harmon & Associates. Purchase Orders must be received before the date of the seminar. Please contact us if you require a W9 form.


To pay by check, please make checks payable to Kelly Harmon & Associates and mail to 374 Lantana Crossing Spring Branch, TX 78070. Checks must be received before the date of the seminar.

Call (817) 583-1290

email randi@kellyharmon.net

For more Information Please contact us!

Can't Make the Seminar?

No problem! We provide onsite & virtual seminars. Our trainings are customized to meet the specific needs of your students and staff. Contact our us for more information.

(817) 583-1290.

Practicing Skills, Strategies, & Processes

Kelly Harmon & Robert Marzano teamed up to write Practicing Skills, Strategies, & Processes. The book is part of the Essentials for Achieving Rigor Series.

Practicing Skills, Strategies, & Processes: Classroom Techniques to Help Students Develop Proficiency explores explicit techniques for mastering this crucial strategy of instructional practice. It includes:

  • Explicit steps for implementation
  • Recommendations for monitoring students’ ability to develop fluent thinking
  • Adaptations for students who struggle, have special needs, or excel in learning
  • Examples and non-examples from classroom practice
  • Common mistakes and ways to avoid them

For more information click here!

Kelly Harmon & Associates, LLC

Kelly Harmon & Associates began in 2001 with a mission of instructional coaching and providing rich literacy resources for educators and parents. Our work incorporates research-based best practices for teaching and learning. Our services are professional development, curriculum development, instructional coaching, grant writing, project management, and technology integration.