Building the Instructional Scaffold Toward Grade Level Reading and Beyond!
Grades 5-12

January 31 and February 7, 2022

January 31 and February 7, 2022

Recorded access available until

April 30, 2021

3:30 pm - 5:00 pm Central

Sessions take place on Zoom

$300/Full Series

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Content-area teachers possess implicit reading and writing skills as experts in their disciplines.  In this two-part series, learn how to build an instructional scaffold of reading and writing strategies that engage students in complex subject area text.


Specifically, participants will:

  • Learn how to create a collaborate learning environment that fosters metacognition, reflection and risk-taking. 

  • Explore the relationship between collaboration and literacy development within the content area classroom. 

  • Learn how to build student self-confidence with research based instructional approaches that develop literacy skills and content knowledge. 

  • Develop greater awareness of the reading process within the content areas and disciplines.

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Katie McKnight

Katie McKnight

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.  In addition to speaking at professional development conferences, she is a regular consultant in schools and classrooms in the United States and Internationally.


Dr. McKnight’s 15-year distinguished university career culminated in her assignment to Distinguished Professor of Research at National Louis University.   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 20 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 and Literacy & Learning Centers for the Big Kids, grades 4-12.  Most recently, she founded Morning Meeting webinars during the COVID 19 pandemic as a weekly forum to bring together educators to engage in professional learning.


I can safely say this is one of the best training sessions I have ever participated in.  Katie packed each training with fabulous practical activities that anyone can start using immediately.  Katie's enthusiasm is infectious.  She is a phenomenal teacher.

Recent Workshop Participant