Close the Achievement Gap in Middle and High School with Reading Apprenticeship

More than ever, middle and high school students are required to understand complex texts, think critically about what they read, and construct text-based arguments. Reading Apprenticeship is an evidence-based approach to classroom instruction and professional learning proven to help close the achievement gap in ELA, Science, and Social Studies.

Using the Reading Apprenticeship approach, you can help struggling middle and high schoolers catch up to grade level and excel. For students already at grade level, Reading Apprenticeship promotes deeper learning and enhances critical thinking.

Reading Apprenticeship professional learning enables you to give all students the tools and skills they need to become persistent, resilient readers, writers, and learners – in any subject.

Reading Apprenticeship

  • Evidence-based: Gold-standard research studies over 20 years prove Reading Apprenticeship works
  • Supports social-emotional learning: Blends academic content and social-emotional learning
  • Works with all subjects and for students: Can be used in any subject including math and science, and proven to be effective with English Learners
  • Works with any curriculum: Reading Apprenticeship is an approach to teaching, not a curriculum to buy

Participate in Reading Apprenticeship Professional Learning

  • Build a collaborative classroom culture that fosters both academic literacy and social emotional learning
  • Gain an understanding of the literacy practices and conventions specific to their discipline
  • Learn to make literacy practices visible to your students
  • Enact strategies that improve students’ awareness of their own thinking, as well as their stamina and problem-solving skills
  • Promote equity systemwide

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For more information about WestEd and solutions to support your district or school, please contact Eric Duncan at eduncan@WestEd.org or 202.816.3505.

Our Areas of Expertise in Georgia

  • Academic Parent Teacher Teams
  • College & Career
  • Early Childhood Development & Learning
  • Health, Safety, & Well-Being (School Safety/Climate/Culture and Trauma-Informed Practice)
  • Literacy
  • Research & Evaluation
  • Rural Education
  • School and District Improvement, Leadership, & Management
  • Science, Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics (STEM)
  • Special Education & Equity
  • Standards, Assessment, & Accountability

Sample Partners

  • Georgia State Department of Education
  • Atlanta Public Schools
  • Cobb County Schools
  • Dougherty County School System
  • Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Kennesaw State University
  • Georgia State University
  • Chattahoochee Technical College
  • Georgia Highlands College