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Katherine McKnight is an author, educator and consultant. Her career in education began as a high school English teacher in the Chicago Public School system more than 20 years ago. 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. Today, she serves as a professor of secondary education at National Louis University. Dr. McKnight regularly publishes in professional journals and is the author of many books including The Common Sense Guide to the Common Core, 2014 Free Spirit Publishing; Common Core Literacy for ELA, History/Social Studies, and the Humanities, 2014 Jossey-Bass; Common Core Literacy for Math, Science, and Technical Subjects, 2014 Jossey-Bass; and The Teacher’s Big Book of Graphic Organizers, Grades 5-12 (recipient of the 2013 Teachers’ Choice Award), 2010 Jossey-Bass.
CHAPTER 1: FOUNDATIONS OF GRADES 9-12
CHAPTER 2: COMMON CORE STATE STANDARDS AND THE JOY OF LITERACY FOR GRADES 9-12
CHAPTER 3: READING COMPREHENSION
CHAPTER 4: GRAMMAR, LANGUAGE AND VOCABULARY
CHAPTER 5: TEXT COMPLEXITY
CHAPTER 6: SPEAKING AND LISTENING
CHAPTER 7: WRITING
CHAPTER 8: CURRICULUM
CHAPTER 9: STANDARDS-BASED UNITS OF STUDY