Teaching Comprehension Strategies

Mastering Figure 19 Meta-cognitive Strategies

February 17, 2017 / San Antonio, TX

January 27, 2017 / San Antonio, TX- SOLD OUT

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.

Topics to Be Covered

  • TEKS Figure 19 Strategies
  • Close Reading Techniques
  • Reading Resources
  • Making Inferences
  • Analyzing Authors' Craft for Purpose
  • Writing About Reading
  • The Four C's of Reading
  • Literature Circles
  • Teaching Students to Ask Questions
  • Making Connections Within and Across Texts
  • Summarization Strategies
  • Helping Students Monitor Their Comprehension
  • Reading for a Purpose
  • Thinking Like an Author
  • And Much More!

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.

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. Click here to see her book with Dr. Robert Marzano!


"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

Registration Information

$199 Per Participant

Special Offers!!!

Register 3 or more staff members and receive a 10% discount. ($179.10 per person)

Principals & Assistant Principals attend FREE with the registration of 3 or more staff members.

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Comprehension Strategies Seminar

Friday, Jan. 27th, 8:30am

850 Halm Boulevard

San Antonio, TX

6 Hours of Professional Develop or Continuing Education Credit Will be Awarded.

Wifi will be provided

Agenda for the Day

8:00am-8:30am Registration

8:30am - 12:00pm Morning Session

Lunch on Your Own

1:00pm-3:30pm Afternoon Session

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

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.