Reading Apprenticeship (RA) is an instructional approach to support reading development that focuses on building content knowledge and disciplinary literacy skills. Extensive reading of academic materials is a core component of the RA framework, and teachers model reading strategies and metacognitive processes to promote comprehension and subject-area learning.
Goal: Build student independence and content knowledge through extensive reading of academic texts
Thinking about using Actively Learn for Reading Apprenticeship? Here are some tips:
- When modeling a reading strategy, assign the text to students on Actively Learn. Access the text in “Student Mode” and record modeling notes while teaching the strategy to the class. These notes will then be available for students as they read the rest of the text independently.
- Ask students to preview text features and graphics prior to reading. Change the assignment settings to allow students to skim the entire text without answering the questions during their first read.
- Promote student discourse by embedding discussion questions as notes within the text.
- Review assignment data (flags, notes, responses, dictionary lookups, etc.) at the end of each reading session. Use this data to determine which new strategies to model or reteach during later class periods.
Download the complete Instructional Guide: Reading Apprenticeship