Middle School – High School

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Middle School – High School


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In adolescence, students are at an age to be intrigued by thinking about their own thinking and eager to demonstrate their independence. Reading Apprenticeship helps teachers seize on these developmental opportunities. Students engage metacognitive processes to unlock complex disciplinary text, and learn how to learn.

In this ninth grade class, students demonstrate their responsiveness to a metacognitive approach (3:49)


Grade 9 Academic Literacy

Students in Cindy Ryan’s academic literacy class practice Thinking Aloud in a whole class metacognitive conversation. These students have shed self-consciousness about being confused, and may instead ask each other, “How did you figure that out?”

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