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Reading Apprenticeship

When secondary and college students don't read with understanding, or avoid reading academic texts altogether, what can help? Reading Apprenticeship draws on teachers' untapped expertise as discipline–based readers and on students' untapped strengths as learners. The result is a research–based, research–tested partnership that benefits students and teachers alike.

Randomized controlled studies have shown that with Reading Apprenticeship:

  • Teachers increase the effectiveness of their disciplinary teaching.
  • Students build both reading and subject area competence.
  • Students gain the dispositions to engage, problem solve, and persevere when faced with challenging academic texts.

excerpt from What is Reading Apprenticeship? - http://www.miteacher.org/reading-apprenticeship-ra.html

Here are even more resources:

The Reading Apprenticeship Framework- http://www.losmedanos.edu/deved/documents/RA-2pg.pdf

Reading Apprenticeship WestEd- http://readingapprenticeship.org/cs/ra/view/serv/111

Writing Apprenticeship in reading Apprenticeship Classrooms                                       http://blog.readingapprenticeship.org/category/strategic-literacy-initiative/