RfU2 is FINALLY here!


The long-awaited second edition of Reading for Understanding was finally released in summer of 2012, and it is GOOD.

With the authority of several large randomized controlled trials proving the efficacy of this method and with the heart of dozens of “classroom close-ups” featuring the extraordinary work of teachers and students in high school and college classrooms, this book is both inspiring and practically helpful.

From the Back Cover

Reading for Understanding

This significantly updated second edition of the bestselling Reading for Understanding is a guide for using Reading Apprenticeship® to increase student engagement and academic achievement in subject area classes.

Three federally funded “gold standard” research studies have documented the effectiveness of the Reading Apprenticeship approach for helping students gain the reading independence to master subject area course materials and other “gate-keeper” texts.

Endorsed by leading reading researchers and educators at every level, this practical and comprehensive resource

  • presents a coherent framework for improving the reading and subject area learning of all students, including English learners, students with special needs, students in honors and AP courses, and those in a range of college settings
  • includes research-based strategies tested in thousands of classrooms
  • offers a clear vision of how to address the Common Core State Standards
  • amplifies key points with authentic “classroom close-ups”
  • provides concrete instructional and assessment tools

Reading for Understanding proves it’s never too late for teachers and students to work together to boost literacy, engagement, and achievement.

“Reading for Understanding has the finest blend I have seen of research, strategies, and classroom vignettes to deepen teacher learning and help them connect the dots between theory and practice.”—Curtis Refior, Content Area Literacy Coach, Fowlerville Community Schools, Fowlerville, Michigan

“Highlighting the critical nature of equitable opportunity for increasingly diverse students, the authors use their powerful framework to engage students in the rigor of disciplinary learning demanded by the Common Core State Standards.” —Dr. Christelle Estrada, Ph.D., Secondary English Language Arts Specialist, Utah State Office ofEducation

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