Reading Apprenticeship teams have gotten great mileage out of the articles for professional inquiry that are listed in this resource.
Teacher Team Tools
When teachers discover the ways Reading Apprenticeship supports students in meeting standards, teachers’ understanding of the standards and of Reading Apprenticeship deepens and their effectiveness increases. This resource will assist with mapping standards to Reading Apprenticeship practice.
A teacher evaluation system that focuses teachers on developing students’ confidence, competence, and independence and on reflecting on their own practice, such as Charlotte Danielson’s Framework for Teaching, is highly consonant with Reading Apprenticeship framework, goals, and approaches.
When teams want to know how students are growing in areas of comprehending complex text and engaging in other reading challenges and opportunities, they can broaden the ways they think about the work students have been doing. This tool provides guidance around assessing student work.
With Student Learning Goals as a common frame of reference, team members move from work sample to work sample in a gallery rotation so that everyone has the opportunity to get and give feedback and then to reflect on student thinking and learning in relation to Reading Apprenticeship instructional practices.
Time spent looking closely at student work should be preceded by time spent doing the work — and analyzing its challenges! This resource provides a protocol for text and task analysis.