Literacy

WestEd understands the importance of literacy as the foundation for all learning.

Students’ linguistic and literacy competencies impact their success in reading, writing, speaking, and listening, extending to all academic content areas. We create and deliver innovative ideas, research, and solutions to help all students in early learning environments, K–12, and postsecondary education succeed in literacy.

The evidence-based Reading Apprenticeship® professional learning transforms classrooms, improving student literacy and social-emotional learning at the secondary and postsecondary levels.

Multiple studies over the last decade have shown positive changes in teacher practice and student learning outcomes as a result of Reading Apprenticeship.

WestEd’s Reading to Learn is a pre-K-12 schoolwide approach for improving students’ literacy development and academic achievement.

Building off of research, Reading to Learn provides a framework that shows teachers how to use standards and mastery objectives to design and sequence learning strategies to help students meet literacy and content learning outcomes.