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Reading Apprenticeship Academic Literacy (RAAL) Course: Teacher’s Guide Unit 1, Reading Self and Society

By Cynthia Greenleaf, Gina Hale, Irisa Charney-Sirott, Ruth Schoenbach


Unit 1: Reading Self and Society lays the foundation for the Reading Apprenticeship Academic Literacy Course as an inquiry into why and how people read and the role of literacy in people’s lives. Students begin to build a classroom community, explore their personal identities as readers, and begin to practice a number of reading and writing strategies that build comprehension. In particular, students learn to navigate the disciplinary texts encountered in English language arts, including a range of literary genres and expository texts. (Units 2 and 3 address history and science texts, respectively.)

The Teacher’s Guide for Unit 1 includes:

  • Course overview and rationale
  • Unit overview and rationale
  • Scope and sequence
  • Student goals
  • Lesson plans and lesson background information
  • Companion sustained silent reading lessons
  • Documents for projection
  • Copies of Unit 1 Student Interactive Notebook pages
  • Reproducible pages for student metacognitive logs
  • Assessment tools
  • Connections to the Reading Apprenticeship framework

Resource Details

Product Information

Product #: READ-13-01
Copyright: 2007
Format: Binder
Pages: 564
Publisher: WestEd

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