Successful literacy initiatives in middle and high schools require exceptional expertise, tailored to the needs of your staff and done in a way that builds the leadership capacity of your team so that the work is sustainable.
Building instructional leadership capacity can be challenging and takes time. Reading Ways offers resources for supporting instructional leadership across all aspects of our work with partner schools.
Students need robust reading comprehension skills to tackle rigorous content in high school and beyond. Superficial attempts to import basic reading strategies from English classes into math, history, and science settings have largely failed. Although teachers have access to countless strategies, locating high-quality resources and knowing how to apply them purposefully in the classroom can be challenging.
Our model for professional learning is designed to improve your school’s in-house capabilities in a sustainable and lasting way. Reading Ways has developed this model based on years of professional experience and research into adult learning.
To create and sustain a community of teachers who reflect deeply on their practice and push one another to improve it.
To use a research-based model of higher-order thinking that aligns the instructional mission of teachers across content areas.
To embed high-quality research based pedagogical tools in schools and classrooms, and to work with teachers to adopt them.
To improve reading scores and create a new generation of pupils able and willing to critically engage with texts in digital environments.