Keys to Literacy Newsletter
August 2018
Blog Post
A literacy planning model to support MTSS

In an earlier Literacy Lines post ( What is MTSS? November 16, 2016) we explained an instructional framework that includes a universal screening of all students, multiple tiers of instruction and support services, and an integrated data collection and assessment system to inform decisions at each tier of instruction. An MTSS framework can be used for literacy, math, or supporting positive behavior.
Keys to Literacy News
School and District Based Coaching

A key factor in long-term sustainability for Keys to Literacy instruction practices is the training of building-based peer coaches. We recently updated our peer coach training content for live comprehension and writing coach training, and also began offering an online coach training for The Key Comprehension Routine. Consider refreshing your Keys coaching skills by taking the online course or bringing us to your school for onsite coach training.  
Reading Foundations Training

Since Keys to Literacy became a licensed representative for the Letterland program and teacher training, we have expanded our professional development offerings related to phonemic awareness, phonics, and fluency for grades PreK to 3. We are working with a number of districts to help review their curriculum to be sure it is aligned with Common Core Reading Foundational Skills, and to provide training to teachers in these beginning reading skills. Click here to learn more.
Recommended Literacy Resources
Jennifer Gonalez’s blog “Cult of Pedagogy” often posts some helpful suggestions related to literacy instruction. An example is her recent piece “ A Step-By-Step Plan for Teaching Narrative Writing ”.
A helpful infographic titled “The Ladder of Reading” is available at the International Dyslexia Association website. Click here to read. And here’s another related article available at the SmartBrief blog: “Helping Students Tackle Dyslexia”. Click here to read.
Upcoming Events
These are a f ew events where Keys will be providing professional development:

Click here for a full list of events.
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