Reading for Understanding : How Reading Apprenticeship Improves Disciplinary Learning in Secondary and College Classrooms

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2012-07-03
  • Publisher: Jossey-Bass

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A teacher-tested, research-based resource for dramatically improving reading skills Published in partnership with WestEd, this significantly updated second edition of the bestselling book contains strategies for helping students in middle school through community college gain the reading independence to master subject area textbooks and other material. Based on the Reading Apprenticeship program, which three rigorous "gold standard" research studies have shown to be effective in raising students reading achievement Presents a clear framework for improving the reading and subject area learning of all students, including English learners, students with special needs, as well as those in honors and AP courses Provides concrete tools for classroom use and examples from a range of classrooms Presents a clear how-to for teachers implementing the subject area literacies of the Common Core Standards Includes professional development resources for schools interested in implementing Reading Apprenticeship Reading for Understanding proves its never too late for teachers and students to work together to boost literacy, engagement, and achievement.

Author Biography

Ruth Schoenbach and Cynthia Greenleaf are co-directors of WestEd's Strategic Literacy Initiative (SLI) and the principal developers of the Reading Apprenticeship framework.

Lynn Murphy is SLI's director of materials development.

SLI conducts literacy research and manages an extensive program of professional development for teachers, administrators and literacy coaches, community college instructors, and teacher educators nationwide.

Table of Contents

Foreword vii
P. David Pearson

Preface xi

CHAPTER 1 Engaged Academic Literacy for All 1

CHAPTER 2 The Reading Apprenticeship Framework 17

CHAPTER 3 The Social and Personal Dimensions: Building a Foundation for Engaged Learning 55

CHAPTER 4 Metacognitive Conversation: Making Thinking Visible 89

CHAPTER 5 Extensive Academic Reading: Extending Opportunities and Support 135

CHAPTER 6 Sustained Silent Reading+: Dedicating Time for Independent Reading 167

CHAPTER 7 The Cognitive Dimension: Assembling a Reading Toolbox 191

CHAPTER 8 The Knowledge-Building Dimension: Surfacing and Building Schema in the Disciplines 233

EPILOGUE Collaborating Beyond the Classroom 289

Assessment Appendix 293

Interests and Reading Survey 294

Student Learning Goals 299

Monitoring and Assessing Student Work 318

Curriculum-Embedded Reading Assessment (CERA) Guidance and Tools 323

Sustained Silent Reading+ (SSR+) Assessment Guidance and Tools 331

What Does a Reading Apprenticeship Classroom Look Like? 337

List of Downloadable Resources 339

WestEd and the Strategic Literacy Initiative 341

About the Authors 343

Subject Index 345

Name Index 357

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