Reading Apprenticeship > Middle & High School
Build Support for Professional Learning at Your School or District
By combining social-emotional learning with academic literacy routines, Reading Apprenticeship classrooms for middle and high school students become environments for collaborative problem solving.
Participate in our professional development and you will learn how to:
- Integrate and accelerate students’ subject area learning and literacy; model reading strategies you use as an expert reader
- Engage students in understanding of their own thinking processes — embracing the power of metacognition for deep, generative learning
- Foster learner dispositions of persistence, stamina, problem solving, and collaboration
ESSA “Strong” Evidence-Based Model
The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) recognizes four levels of evidence. The top three levels require findings of a statistically significant effect on improving student outcomes or other relevant outcomes.
Based on the law’s definition, Reading Apprenticeship qualifies as a “strong” evidenced-based professional development model that states, districts and schools can utilize to advance their specific adolescent literacy initiatives.
Reading Apprenticeship Services for Middle and High School
The amount of both growth and confidence that students in our school have displayed as a result of Reading Apprenticeship has been absolutely stunning.
Alicia Ross, teacher at Blue Ridge High School, PA
Phase One: Start your Reading Apprenticeship journey
- Reading Apprenticeship Essentials I
A learning experience designed to introduce teachers to the Reading Apprenticeship framework.
Phase Two: Take your Reading Apprenticeship practice to the next level
- Coaching for Teachers
Deepen Reading Apprenticeship implementation and build support for professional learning at your school or district.
- Reading Apprenticeship Essentials II
A continuing professional learning experience designed to build upon Reading Apprenticeship foundational knowledge.
Phase Three: Become a Reading Apprenticeship leader on your campus
- Leading for Literacy
Build and sustain a strong literacy community at your school, district, or college.
Reading Apprenticeship in Action in Reading, PA
Classrooms Transformed from Teacher-Led to Student-Centered
Discover how classrooms saw an increase in student reading passage rates: from 29% to 54% from September to January, then to 61% several months later.
See How 7th Graders Unlock Science Text Using Reading Apprenticeship
Teacher leaders and teachers who participated in Reading Apprenticeship Improving Secondary Education (RAISE) saw students move from expecting [their teachers] to provide the answers, to grappling with the text themselves and each other, talking about what it meant and how they figured it out.