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Literacy & Learning Center Resources

The Literacy & Learning Center Resources website is your source for lessons that have been specifically adapted to the Literacy & Learning Center model. With your annual subscription you'll be able to download:

  • Sample mini-lessons for large group instruction
  • Tools and activities for the foundational centers
  • Tools and activities for the supplemental centers
  • Tips for creating your own teacher-led mini lessons and center activities
  • Literacy & Learning Center planning templates

Share with each other! We teachers are our own best resource.

– Katie McKnight, founder of Engaging Learners, LLC

Books

Literacy & Learning Centers for the Big Kids: Building Literacy Skills and Content Knowledge for Grades 4-12 (SECOND EDITION) by Katherine McKnight


Dr. McKnight has a 100% success rate in achieving academic gains with her unique, centers-based approach. Elementary schools have long used learning centers (also known as “rotations”) but middle and high school teachers have unique challenges. So Katie worked with teachers all over the country to develop collaborative learning centers designed specifically for grade 4-12 learners.


In this book readers can explore the research that prompted the creation of the LLC model for big kids, and learn how to start using it in their own classrooms. Read about the four foundational centers that are integral to the model. Find out how to set up additional centers in order to customize the LLC model for any content-area classroom. Learn to create developmentally appropriate tasks that automatically align instruction to standards/skills based assessment, increase student engagement, and allow you to cover more content and skill-development in less time. Avoid discipline problems with self-directed activities that provide the independence students crave with the guidance they need. Resources, teacher tips, and sample book lists are included.

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Literacy & Learning Centers for the Big Kids: Building Literacy Skills and Content Knowledge for Grades 4-12 (SECOND EDITION)



Literacy & Learning Centers: Content Area and Disciplinary Literacy Tools for Grades 4-12, Volume 1

Literacy & Learning Centers: Content Area and Disciplinary Literacy Tools for Grades 4-12, Volume 1 by Katherine McKnight is a convenient book version of some of the most popular, downloadable activities from the Literacy & Learning Centers Resources subscription website.


This brand new book is comprised of teacher-tested activities that have been specifically designed for use with Dr. McKnight's Literacy & Learning Centers – but they can be used in any classroom!


Explore sample reading lists for grades 4-12, as well as tools for Reading Centers, Vocabulary Centers, Writing Centers, Grammar Centers, and Speaking & Listening Centers. Regardless of how you use these classroom activities, they'll provide students with ample opportunity to practice and develop key literacy skills. And, because content study is the ideal way to develop literacy, everything in the book is designed to work within the content areas/disciplines. The activities include specific mini-lesson examples, reproducibles, suggestions for adjusting rigor to accommodate all students, and information about prep time so teachers can see at a glance which activities they can have ready for tomorrow’s class.

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Strategies to Support Struggling Adolescent Readers Strategies to Support Struggling Adolescent Readers (Grades 6-12) $37.00 VIEW MORE
Addressing the Needs of All Learners Addressing the Needs of All Learners in the Era of Changing Standards: Helping Our Most Vulnerable... $41.00 VIEW MORE
Common Core Literacy for ELA Common Core Literacy for ELA, History/Social Studies, and the Humanities: Strategies to Deepen... $22.31 $29.95 VIEW MORE
Common Core Literacy for Math Common Core Literacy for Math, Science, and Technical Subjects: Strategies to Deepen... $17.40 $29.95 VIEW MORE
Hands on Grammar: Multimodal Hands on Grammar: Multimodal Grammar and Language Mini Lessons, Grades 5-12 $12.00 VIEW MORE
The Elementary Teacher's Big Book The Elementary Teacher's Big Book of Graphic Organizers: 100 Ready-To-Use Graphic Organizers... $20.71 VIEW MORE
The Teacher's Big Book of Graphic Organizers The Teacher's Big Book of Graphic Organizers: 100 Reproducible Organizers that Help Kids... $20.86 $29.95 VIEW MORE
The Common Sense Guide to the Common Core The Common Sense Guide to the Common Core: Teacher-Tested Tools for Implementation Price not available VIEW MORE
Common Core State Standards Common Core State Standards English Language Arts: Aligned Lessons, Grades 6-12 $15.00 VIEW MORE
The Second City Guide to Improv in the Classroom The Second City Guide to Improv in the Classroom: Using Improvisation Teach Skills and Boost Learning $24.43 $24.95 VIEW MORE
The English Teacher's Survival Guide The English Teacher's Survival Guide: Ready-To-Use Techniques and Materials for Grades 7-12 $22.24 $24.95 VIEW MORE
Teaching the Classics in the Inclusive Classroom Teaching the Classics in the Inclusive Classroom $27.00 VIEW MORE
Teaching Writing in the Inclusive Classroom Teaching Writing in the Inclusive Classroom Price not available VIEW MORE
Teaching English in Middle and Secondary Schools Teaching English in Middle and Secondary Schools $165.80 VIEW MORE
Advancing Differentiation Advancing Differentiation: Thinking and Learning for the 21st Century $39.99 VIEW MORE
Self-Regulation in the Classroom Self-Regulation in the Classroom: Helping Students Learn How to Learn $39.99 VIEW MORE
Differentiation for Gifted Learners Differentiation for Gifted Learners: Going Beyond the Basics $39.99 VIEW MORE
Teaching With the Instructional Teaching With the Instructional Cha-Chas: Four Steps to Make Learning Stick... $34.95 VIEW MORE
Help My Students Write Like They Text Help My Students Write Like They Text $20.00 VIEW MORE