ILA Webinar Q & A Highlights: Knowledge Building as the Foundation for Literacy Learning

In these clips from the Q & A session of a webinar for the International Literacy, Cervetti and Hiebert emphasize the importance of integrating content area learning with ELA, cautioning against replacing experiential learning with superficial knowledge in ELA curricula. They advocate for diverse text sets to build depth in students’ reading comprehension and vocabulary, and to foster meaningful engagement and ownership in their learning.

The Usefulness of Semantic Maps in Navigating Knowledge

One learning technique has proven effective in supporting students in organizing and remembering knowledge: semantic maps.

Whether the technique is called a semantic, concept, or mind map, the distinguishing feature is that words, phrases, or sentences that represent concepts are presented in a diagram-like scheme.

Knowledge Building as the Foundation for Literacy Learning. ILA webinar Date: May 22, 2024, 05:00PM - 06:30PM Eastern Time

ILA Webinar: Knowledge Building as the Foundation of Literacy Learning

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.

AERA 2024: Considering Decodable Texts

Slides from Elfrieda H. (Freddy) Hieberts presentation at the 2024 annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association

A young white male teacher reading aloud has turned around a picture book with a red cover to show his class of mainly African-American K-1st grade children.

Fostering Hope with Children’s Literature

Today, in a world of instantaneous communication, children and young people can be confronted with images and information that are troubling and hard to understand. “Fostering Hope with Children’s Literature” is an essay that draws on scholarship about how literature can give children and young people insight into how people have found unexpected sources of strength and resilience in challenging times.