Many students struggle with reading - either they don't comprehend what they've read, can't recall the information read, or avoid reading altogether. WestEd's Reading Apprenticeship® (RA) is a research-based framework for content area literacy instruction. RA is used to empower students to become skilled readers and improve their reading comprehension skills, particularly in content/program-related areas.
In 2015 Tacoma Community College faculty began the process of bringing RA to our campus. Faculty have attended trainings, began teaching RA in their classrooms, and are actively developing professional development for RA.
Learn more about how the community and technical colleges in Washington State have joined together to help improve their students' reading comprehension through the use of the Reading Apprenticeship® (RA) framework developed by WestEd.
The mission of the ILA, formerly known as the International Reading Association, is "to empower educators, inspire students, and encourage leaders with the resources they need to make literacy accessible for all."
"The non-profit ReadWorks is committed to solving the nation's reading comprehension crisis by giving teachers the research-proven tools and support they need to improve the academic achievement of their students. ReadWorks provides research-based units, lessons, and authentic, leveled non-fiction and literary passages directly to educators online, for free, to be shared broadly."
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