Presenter: Katherine McKnight, Ph.D.
Core Area: Creativity & Instructional Strategies
Grade Level: Elementary & Secondary
Hours: 1

Come and discover how to help the struggling readers in your classroom thrive. In the course “Basics of Adolescent Reading Comprehension and Strategies,” Dr. Katherine McKnight digs deep into the basics of literacy with educators and gives practical suggestions for supporting struggling readers. You’ll learn how to identify students who need help with literacy and how to use strategies to build comprehension.  

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If you have students in your classroom who struggle with literacy, the course “Basics of Adolescent Reading Comprehension and Strategies” can help you get them back on track and give them the tools they need to become lifelong readers. Dr. Katherine McKnight digs deep into the basics of literacy with educators and gives practical suggestions for supporting struggling readers. Come and discover how to ignite a passion for reading in each of your students and help them thrive. 
After taking this course, you’ll know about:
  • Identifying characteristics of the struggling adolescent reader
  • Copious strategies and ideas to support adolescent readers
  • Building reading comprehension in adolescent readers
  • The four 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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45 reviews for Basics of Adolescent Reading Comprehension

  1. Diana – SAN BENITO CISD (verified owner)

    Speaker covered good points on the adolescent reader comprehension

  2. Leslie – DELAWARE CITY (verified owner)


  3. Debra – MIDLAND ISD (verified owner)

    Easy to understand, practical strategies

  4. Blake – HARMONY SCIENCE ACADEMY & SCHOOL OF SCIENCE – HOUSTON SOUTH 101846 OR 101862 (verified owner)

    There a lot off strategies to reach all levels of readers

  5. Rhonda – CONROE ISD (verified owner)

    This information can be applied to many disciplines.

  6. Misty – CONROE ISD (verified owner)

    Great course!

  7. Anne – EDINBURG CISD (verified owner)


  8. Catherine – Gloucester County Public Schools (verified owner)

    Good information

  9. Diana – Northern Local Schools (verified owner)


  10. Jennifer – SCHERTZ-CIBOLO-U CITY ISD (verified owner)

    Great ideas!

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