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

  1. Sara – UNITED ISD (verified owner)

    Great course for middle school teachers.

  2. Esmeralda – UNITED ISD (verified owner)

    Very informative and excellent ideas to incorporate in the classroom

  3. Rebecca – LAREDO ISD (verified owner)

    This course presented a variety of reading activities

  4. Rebecca E – UNITED ISD (verified owner)

    interesting on different strategies to apply

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

    Very good insight in comprehension strategies

  6. Laura – LAREDO ISD (verified owner)

    Very interesting and engaging.

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

    Geared more to secondary not elementary.

  8. 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.

  9. Jenny – PFLUGERVILLE ISD (verified owner)

    It was good.

  10. Michael – MERCEDES ISD (verified owner)

    Great strategies.

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