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

Presenter Bio

Dr. Katherine McKnight is a dynamic presenter, dedicated teacher, and award-winning author. Dr. McKnight began her career in education over 30 years ago as a middle school and high school English and social studies teacher in the Chicago Public Schools and appointed as Distinguished Professor of Research at National Louis University. In addition to speaking at professional development conferences, she is a regular consultant in schools and classrooms in the United States and Europe.
She is the founder of Engaging Learners, an educational company built around her successful Literacy and Learning Center model. Her work in educational leadership, literacy and student skill development has resulted in unprecedented academic achievement in many struggling schools.
Dr. McKnight has received several awards for her publications and teaching at the university level. She has authored 17 books that support educational strategies to engage all learners. Her titles include the best-selling The Teacher’s Big Book of Graphic Organizers, winner of the 2013 Teachers’ Choice Award. She’s also written The Second City Guide to Improv in the Classroom, Teaching Writing in the Inclusive Classroom, and the twin volumes: Common Core Literacy for Math, Science, and Technical Subjects, and Common Core Literacy for ELA, History/Social Studies, and the Humanities: Strategies to Deepen Content Knowledge – Grades 6-12. 

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

  1. Cynthia – LAREDO ISD (verified owner)

    5 stars

  2. Marina – SAN BENITO CISD (verified owner)

    Very well addressed strategies for Reading

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

    Too short…would like the strategies she spoke about.

  4. adriana – LAREDO ISD (verified owner)

    gives me more insight has to build content literacy in class

  5. 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.

  6. Adriana – SOCORRO ISD (verified owner)

    Great course! Presented effectively and efficiently.

  7. 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.

  8. Jacqueline – LAREDO ISD (verified owner)

    very informative

  9. KIMBERLY – HALLSVILLE ISD (verified owner)

    I liked the speaker. Very engaging.

  10. Yesenia – LAREDO ISD (verified owner)

    I liked learning about the different components of content literacy.

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