Comprehension-Primary Grades

The Key Comprehension Routine from Keys to Literacy

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

At the Southeastern Regional Education Service Center (SERESC)

29 Commerce Drive

Bedford, NH 03110

603 206-6800

with Lisa Klein

Sponsored by SERESC

Who Should Attend:

K-3 Classroom Teachers

Literacy Specialists / Coaches

Interventionists / Special Educators

Teachers of English Language Learners

Curriculum Coordinators

Speech/Language Pathologists

Educators supporting struggling students may find the strategies and examples in this K-3 Routine beneficial to their work in the K-3 range and beyond.

About the Presentation:

This one-day workshop experience will provide an overview of comprehension strategies and activities for grades K-3 that emphasize the integration of listening, reading, and writing to support comprehension. These strategies support understanding of anything that is "read, said, or done". They can be taught and practiced during the reading instruction block, and throughout the school day to support content area learning ( Math, Science, etc). See Outcomes section for more detail.

Participants are encouraged to bring samples of texts they would use for instruction as a resource for activities they will complete throughout the day.


As a result of attending, participants will:

  • List three examples of how oral language and a rich language environment can develop, improve and expand speaking, listening and discussion skills.
  • Use three techniques to help students categorize and identify main ideas and key details based on what has been "read, said, or done".
  • Demonstrate the use of a topic web and two-column graphic organizer to organize verbal or written information.
  • Describe examples of instructional practices that teach students how to transition from retell, to recount, toward summary as they move through grades K-3.
  • List the six levels of thinking represented in Bloom's Taxonomy, and at least three question terms that can be used to generate questions at multiple levels of thinking.
  • Describe a plan to apply strategies and techniques to the reading and content material used with their own students.


8:00-8:30 am ......Guest Arrival, Registrant Check-in, Continental Breakfast

8:30am................Program begins

8:30-10:00am......An introduction to the Routine; Supporting Language Development and Classroom Discussions; Categorizing and main ideas.

10:00-10:15 am....Break

10:15-12:00 am....Teaching students to use top-down topic webs for text and non-text learning.

12:00-12:45pm.... Working Lunch and Networking at SERESC

12:45-2:00 pm..... Teaching students to use two-column notes to represent main ideas and details for text and non-text learning.

2:15-3:30pm ........Supporting Retell, Recount, and Summary; Generating Questions- not just a teacher task! Session Wrap Up

About the Presenter:

Lisa Klein

Lisa is an experienced educator with a passion for literacy and a literacy trainer for Keys to Literacy. She began her career in 1995 at the Landmark School, a school renowned for the work they do with children and adolescents with language-based learning disabilities. Throughout her career, Lisa has served as a classroom teacher, a literacy trainer, and a reading specialist, in both urban and suburban schools. Lisa presented teacher training for district-wide adoptions across the state of Florida. She is also serving on the Board of Trustees for Gate City Charter School. Lisa graduated from Rivier College with a M.Ed in Reading and B.A. in Elementary Education and Special Education.


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Wednesday, January 20, 2016

9:00am-3:30pm Check-in starts at 8:30am

Certificate of Attendance available for 5.5 Contact Hours

$215.00 per participant

$195.00 early registration by 1/6/2016-----Enter discount code: EARLY*REGISTRATION

For Member District Discount: See your school district administrator for a code to use when you register online.

Registration ends 1/13/2016

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**Refunds will not be given for “no shows”.

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**SERESC reserves the right to postpone or cancel events.


SERESC Conference Center

29 Commerce Drive

Bedford, NH 03110


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