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Reading Apprenticeship and RATs  

This guide is to support RTC's RATs (Reading Apprenticeship Teachers and supporters) in improving student reading comprehension in content-areas with the use of WestEd's Reading Apprenticeship framework. RTC-RATs.org is now being redirected to this site.
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Reading Apprenticeship and RATs

Many students struggle with reading - either they don't comprehend what they've read, can't recall the information read, or avoid reading it 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.

Renton Technical College (RTC) first began using RA in July 2008. For more information about RATs (Reading Apprenticeship Teachers and supporters), the RA support group at RTC, click on the above RA & RATs at RTC tab. 


RTC Library Materials about Reading Comprehension

Below are some general RTC Library materials about improving reading comprehension. Also click on the above Reading Materials Purchased by AtD Grant tab for more library materials.

Click on the title for more information about the item from the Library's online catalog.

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Active Reading Skills: Reading and Critical Thinking in College - McWhorter, Kathleen T.
Call Number: 428.40711 MCWHORT 2012
ISBN: 9780205028436
The second in a two-book series by this author.

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Do I Really Have to Teach Reading?: Content Comprehension Grades 6 - 12 - Cris Tovani
Call Number: 428.40712 TOVANI 2004
ISBN: 1571103767
Publication Date: 2004

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Essential Reading Skills: Preparing for College Reading - McWhorter, Kathleen T.
Call Number: 428.40711 MCWHORT 2012
ISBN: 9780205823468
Publication Date: 2012

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Guiding Readers: Making the Most of the 18-Minute Guided Reading Lesson - Lori Jamison Rog
Call Number: 372.4162 ROG-L 2012
ISBN: 9781551382739
Publication Date: 2012

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Hi-Lo Nonfiction Passages for Struggling Readers
Call Number: 372 .43 HI-LO 2006n
ISBN: 9780439694988

How to Scaffold Instruction for Student Success
Call Number: MEDIA 371.3 HOW-TO 2002s
ISBN: 9781416607915
15-min. DVD.

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Joining a Community of Readers: a Thematic Approach to Reading - Roberta Alexander and Jan Lombardi
Call Number: 808.0427 ALEXAND 2011
ISBN: 9780495802570
Publication Date: 2010

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Nonfiction & Fiction Reading Comprehension
Call Number: 372.47 NONFICT 2010
ISBN: 9781420630466

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Notebook Connections: Strategies for the Reader's Notebook - Aimee E. Buckner
Call Number: 372.47 BUCKNER 2009
ISBN: 9781571107824
Publication Date: 2009

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Read & Understand with Leveled Texts
Call Number: 372.4 READ 2010u
ISBN: 1608236757

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Reading in the Brain: the New Science of How We Read - Stanislas Dehaene
Call Number: 418.4019 DEHAENE 2010
ISBN: 9780143118053
Publication Date: 2010

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Reading Reminders: Tools, Tips, and Techniques - Burke, Jim
Call Number: 428.40712 BURKE 2000
ISBN: 9780867095005

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Reading-Writing Connection - John Langan
Call Number: 428.40711 LANGAN 2013
ISBN: 9781591943013
Publication Date: 2013

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Teaching Reading in Social Studies, Science, and Math - Robb, Laura
Call Number: 428.007 ROBB-L 2003
ISBN: 0439176697

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Text Complexity - Douglas Fisher, Nancy Frey and Diane Lapp
Call Number: 372.47 FISHER 2012
ISBN: 0872074781
Publication Date: 2012

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Texts and Lessons for Content-Area Reading - Harvey Daniels and Nancy Steineke
Call Number: 372.476 DANIELS 2011
ISBN: 9780325030876
Publication Date: 2011

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