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
Dr. McKnight is an author, educator, and consultant. Her career in education began as a high school English teacher in the Chicago Public School system. She received her B.A. degree from George Washington University, her M.Ed. from Northeastern Illinois University, and her Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Chicago. She currently serves as a Distinguished Professor of Research at National Louis University. Dr. McKnight travels worldwide as a professional development consultant and is a sought after speaker in the fields of adolescent literacy, inclusive classrooms, Common Core State Standards, interdisciplinary literacy, and integrating technology in the 21st century classroom.