Literacy in the 21st Century – Reading Comprehension and Textual Complexity


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

What we already know, or don’t know, impacts how we read. Understanding how context shapes content literacy is an essential part of building lessons to support student learning. Hear from Katherine McKnight, Ph.D., as she offers advice for shaping lessons centered on improving content literacy.

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Context informs our literacy, but what happens when you’re missing information to help you understand that context? In Literacy in the 21st Century – Reading Comprehension and Textual Complexity, Katherine McKnight, Ph.D., discusses the impact of schema on content literacy and offers practical reading strategies and exercises for the classroom. The course prepares teachers to understand textual complexity and shape lessons to improve overall comprehension.

This course will cover:

  • The impact of schema
  • Developing reading strategies
  • Determining textual complexity
  • Six ways to use textbooks more effectively

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