Katherine McKnight

Best-selling author, NCTE consultant, professor and veteran teacher

Katherine McKnight is a nationally recognized expert in adolescent literacy, inclusive classrooms, Common Core State Standards and integrating technology in the 21st century classroom.

She began her career in education as a high school teacher in Chicago more than 20 years ago. Currently, Katie’s work brings her to schools and classrooms all over the United States, where she shares proven, practical models and strategies that develop the literacy skills of all students.

Katie has published seven books that support teaching and learning strategies that engage all learners in reading and writing for the 21st century. Her titles include the best-selling “The Teacher’s Big Book of Graphic Organizers,” “Hands-On Grammar,” “The Second City Guide to Improv in the Classroom,” “Teaching the Classics in the Inclusive Classroom” and “Teaching Writing in the Inclusive Classroom.” Katie also co-authored “Teaching English in the Middle and Secondary Schools,” a best-selling text about English education, and a professional development book on the CCSS for high school English Language Arts with Donna Ogle, both published by Pearson.

She is a professor in Secondary Education at National Louis University in Chicago.