Knowledge Building as the Foundation of Literacy Learning

Date: May 22, 2024

Time: 05:00PM - 06:30PM

You must be registered to participate!

Acquiring knowledge and insight is not just an important goal of reading—it is the foundation of all learning. Through reading, we embark on journeys of discovery about facts such as how automobiles are built or how many miles butterflies travel during their migration, as well as journeys of discovery about ourselves and each other through stories about friendship, resolve, and overcoming obstacles.

In this session, speakers Gina N. Cervetti and Elfrieda (Freddy) H. Hiebert will discuss the importance of knowledge building in the literacy instruction classroom and draw direct connections to both students’ academic success and their social-emotional well-being through developing other critical skills essential for personal growth.

Participants will learn

  • Suggestions for ensuring students have numerous opportunities to interact with various text types in the classroom
  • How to choose engaging and conceptually and thematically rich texts
  • Strategies for teaching students how to use their background knowledge to comprehend text
  • Methods for infusing literacy into content area instruction
  • Why it is important to give students real reasons to read (and write)—and the best ways to do it

Who should register: School-based educators, principals, teacher educators, and preservice teachers

$29.00 for members | $69.00 for nonmembers (includes annual membership)

Your registration gives you access to both the live event and the on-demand recording, which will be available to you through November 22, 2024.

ILA Digital Events fees are nonrefundable. ILA reserves the right to make presenter substitutions if necessary due to extenuating circumstances.

The views expressed in presentations made at ILA Intensives or other ILA events are those of the speaker and not necessarily of ILA. Likewise, sponsorship of ILA Intensives or other ILA events does not express or imply ILA approval or endorsement of the sponsor’s products, services, and/or views.