Reading Apprenticeship at Green River College

Definition and Use


Using a document reader or overhead projector, show students “how” you read text in your field. Focus on the signposts and the specialized use of language and structures that help you decode, decipher, and make meaning.


Model what you want your students to do. This is a short, simple video - likely for high school students in a beginning biology course. It shows the instructor modeling Talking to the Text, working his way through a short piece of text, making his thoughts visible on paper.

Source: "Glycolysis - General Talking to the Text" by, Standard YouTube license

RAT Tracks Tip Sheet - Modeling from Renton Technical College