Literacy in the 21st Century – Content Literacy and the Building Blocks of Reading


Presenter: Katherine McKnight, Ph.D.
T-TESS Domain: Planning 1.1, Planning 1.4, Instruction 2.1, Instruction 2.2, Instruction 2.4 
Grade Level: Elementary & Secondary
Hours: 1

As students move up through grades, content gets increasingly complex. Without having solidified good content literacy skills before this point, many students struggle.
Learn how to create a “toolbox” they can use that is full of strategies to help them comprehend what they are reading in this course led by Katherine McKnight, Ph.D..

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Why is content literacy important for our students in today’s learning environments? In “Literacy in the 21st Century – Content Literacy and the Building Blocks of Reading,” Katherine McKnight, Ph.D., discusses the importance of content literacy, especially in younger students. Learn how to create a “toolbox” students can use that is full of strategies to help them comprehend what they are reading. When students develop good content literacy skills, they better comprehend the materials you give them.

This course will cover:

  • Content literacy in the classroom
  • The components of reading

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27 reviews for Literacy in the 21st Century – Content Literacy and the Building Blocks of Reading

  1. Cynthia – EDINBURG CISD (verified owner)

    It was informative

  2. Maria – LAREDO ISD (verified owner)

    This course was very informative with several ideas that I would like to integrate in my class.

  3. Dianna – VAN WERT CITY (verified owner)

    “Reading” is not just an ELA thing. Content Literacy is for every class.

  4. MELINDA M – SOCORRO ISD (verified owner)

    This was great information about reading and its components.

  5. Yvonne – DEL VALLE ISD (verified owner)

    concise information

  6. Jessica – Private Pay (verified owner)

    great intro

  7. Yvette – LAREDO ISD (verified owner)

    This course provided more in depth knowledge of literacy.

  8. Dezman – BEAUMONT ISD (verified owner)


  9. Jodie – BOERNE ISD (verified owner)

    She made fun of herself several times and it was distracting.

  10. Jennifer – SPRING ISD (verified owner)

    Great review on targeting comprehension and vocabulary skills.

  11. Rachel – ECTOR COUNTY ISD (verified owner)

    It lays out the foundational skills that readers need to master to become great readers.

  12. Judith – EDINBURG CISD (verified owner)

    Some very interesting ideas

  13. Patricia – SPRING ISD (verified owner)

    nice overview of the critical components needed for reading success

  14. Darla – MIDLOTHIAN ISD (verified owner)

    Katherine McKnight is a wealth of information and each course that I take from her helps me gain more information on how to go about teaching reading in my classroom.

  15. Tracy – MCKINNEY ISD (verified owner)

    It is helpful.

  16. Angie – GEORGETOWN ISD (verified owner)

    It was a refresher of what I already knew

  17. Mario – SOCORRO ISD (verified owner)

    Was the training cut into four parts?? I swear this started and finished at the intro.Shame, Presenter sounded like she knew what she was talking about.

  18. Yesenia – LAREDO ISD (verified owner)

    I liked learning about the different components of content literacy.

  19. KIMBERLY – HALLSVILLE ISD (verified owner)

    I liked the speaker. Very engaging.

  20. Jacqueline – LAREDO ISD (verified owner)

    very informative

  21. Leigh Ann – CHARDON LOCAL (verified owner)

    This course doesn’t offer any strategies for helping students to comprehend content. It just explains the underlying needs. It is intended for middle school and high school teachers – not primary.

  22. Adriana – SOCORRO ISD (verified owner)

    Great course! Presented effectively and efficiently.

  23. Peter – TEAYS VALLEY LOCAL (verified owner)

    I really enjoy Katherine’s courses-especially because they get right to the point. She does a great job explaining what’s necessary for teachers to establish the building blocks of reading. In fact, I’ve tried to take as many of her courses as I can. I always enjoy them and I always feel like I can take something from them. I’m glad I have access to these courses.

  24. adriana – LAREDO ISD (verified owner)

    gives me more insight has to build content literacy in class

  25. Laura – SAN FELIPE-DEL RIO CISD (verified owner)

    Too short…would like the strategies she spoke about.

  26. Marina – SAN BENITO CISD (verified owner)

    Very well addressed strategies for Reading

  27. Cynthia – LAREDO ISD (verified owner)

    5 stars

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