Mrs. Gover and the Keys to Literacy Program

25 09 2015
Mrs. Gover assists students during a 6C reading block.

Mrs. Gover assists students during a 6C reading block.

This year, Mrs. Kerrin Gover has been filling in as head of the MSMS English Department. This month, she launched the Keys to Literacy Program, which students across all grade levels have been participating in during their Reading Blocks. This program seeks to improve student literacy by reading leveled texts using the Lightsail app on their iPads.
The Key Comprehension Routine is a combination of comprehension, writing and study strategies that helps students understand and learn content information.  The routine helps teachers provide effective comprehension instruction using existing subject matter materials.  At the basis of all the strategies is the skill of identifying the main idea.   This skill is implemented through a series of modeling, cooperative, and independent learning.  Students engage in four activities to help organize main idea and details in a way to aid comprehension. The strategies of top-down web, 2 column notes, question generating and summarizing.  These strategies are used cross curriculum to reinforce student mastery.
Mrs. Gover teaches students how to break down and organize the characters, setting, and plot of a story.

Mrs. Gover teaches students how to break down and organize the characters, setting, and plot of a story.

6C students participate in a Keys to Literacy Activity.

6C students participate in a Keys to Literacy Activity.

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