Literacy in the 21st Century – Strategies for Teaching Literacy


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

Improving content literacy begins with the right tools, and some of those tools might surprise you. In this course, Katherine McKnight, Ph.D., breaks down what is required to help students develop close reading skills for success inside and outside the classroom.

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We take for granted that content literacy requires more than just the ability to read. Students must be equipped with a variety of tools to help improve their reading and comprehension. In Literacy in the 21st Century – Strategies for Teaching Literacy, Katherine McKnight, Ph.D., breaks down these tools and provides practical strategies for helping students develop close reading skills to improve their literacy.

This course will cover:

  • What is close reading?
  • Vocabulary and diction
  • Questioning the author
  • Visualization
  • The five Es for approaching literacy

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24 reviews for Literacy in the 21st Century – Strategies for Teaching Literacy

  1. Anita – EDINBURG CISD (verified owner)

    This course offered great strategies that can be utilized in your classroom.

  2. Brenda – EDINBURG CISD (verified owner)

    Learned many strategies and was provided with the tools to implement these instructional strategies in my classroom. Loved the numerous teacher and student examples provided to get a concrete image of what the strategies look like and sound like.

  3. Tessie – HUNTINGTON LOCAL (verified owner)

    She is a great presenter and I found information to take back and use in my classroom.

  4. Roxanne – PFLUGERVILLE ISD (verified owner)

    Useful reading strategies!

  5. Calvin – CONROE ISD (verified owner)

    Great hands-on and practical strategies to build reading comprehension.

  6. Dianna – VAN WERT CITY (verified owner)

    I appreciate the strategies provided to either add to my toolbox or to affirm ones I have used before.

  7. Val – PLANO ISD (verified owner)

    It was good but I have been using the Five E’s for quite some time now.

  8. Alexandra – ALAMO HEIGHTS ISD (verified owner)

    It was not useful for me in my area.

  9. Lyndsay – MCALLEN ISD (verified owner)

    loved how it engages students

  10. Alma – EDINBURG CISD (verified owner)

    Great training!

  11. Rachel – ECTOR COUNTY ISD (verified owner)

    Great strategies for developing your reading inner voice and visualization.

  12. mary – ECTOR COUNTY ISD (verified owner)

    I learned lots of new reading strategies to engage students and ways to trick kids into re- reading the text again.

  13. Shay – CONROE ISD (verified owner)

    This was great!

  14. Mary – PROSPER ISD (verified owner)

    Great course with concrete ideas to implement teaching comprehension!

  15. Michael – MERCEDES ISD (verified owner)

    Great strategies.

  16. Jenny – PFLUGERVILLE ISD (verified owner)

    It was good.

  17. Jennifer – SCHOOL OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY (verified owner)

    I think it was a good course overall. A lot of info. was presented in a short time along with graphic organizers. I wish each organizer could have been explained a little more.

  18. Dalia – PHARR-SAN JUAN-ALAMO ISD (verified owner)

    Geared more to secondary not elementary.

  19. Laura – LAREDO ISD (verified owner)

    Very interesting and engaging.

  20. Nora – PHARR-SAN JUAN-ALAMO ISD (verified owner)

    Very good insight in comprehension strategies

  21. Rebecca E – UNITED ISD (verified owner)

    interesting on different strategies to apply

  22. Rebecca – LAREDO ISD (verified owner)

    This course presented a variety of reading activities

  23. Esmeralda – UNITED ISD (verified owner)

    Very informative and excellent ideas to incorporate in the classroom

  24. Sara – UNITED ISD (verified owner)

    Great course for middle school teachers.

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