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Reading Apprenticeship and RATs: Metacognition

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. is now being redirected to this site.

Video about Metacognitive Conversation - by Michele Lesmeister

Metacognition - Definition and Use

Metacognition is thinking about how you think and process information.

In Reading Apprenticeship, the metacognitive conversation occurs when you involve all four dimensions of the Reading Apprenticeship Framework:

  • Social
  • Personal
  • Cognitive
  • Knowledge-building.

Articles and Websites about Metacognition

Ready-to-Use Templates - Metacognition

These ready-to-use templates were created by RAT Pack Leader and ABE/GED instructor, Michele Lesmeister.

  RTC Library Materials

Below are some materials about summarizing from the RTC Library. Click on the item title for more info about the item from the RTC Library online catalog.