If you've been using tips and links from Renton Technical College's Faculty Focus, you will be interested in another great resource they're sharing: RAT Tracks. RAT Tracks is found in the RTC LibGuide, "...a wonderful resource for folks interested in learning more about WestEd’s Reading Apprenticeship framework."
From Debbie Crumb, RTC Instructional Librarian...
You can access all of the issues via the LibGuide that we created at http://libguides.rtc.edu/rats and click on the tab for RA & RATs at RTC. On that page under the video of Liz Falconer talking about Michele Lesmeister and RA, you will find a box called RTC Publications about RA and RATs. In that box are links to the RAT Tracks newsletter, the READ posters we created that feature our students and staff and our older newsletter the RAT Review.
Or at that same LibGuide, you can click on tab for RA Routines & Topics and then select a specific routine such as Think-Aloud and it will have a link to the RAT Tracks issue about using Think-Alouds in the classroom. Many of the routines have some great videos and ready-to-use templates created by Michele Lesmeister.
The RATs LibGuide is a wonderful resource for folks interested in learning more about WestEd’s Reading Apprenticeship framework – again I think Michele’s videos and templates, coupled with her RAT Tracks issues, are especially helpful because it makes Reading Apprenticeship very real and do-able in the classroom. We have had 2,507 hits on the RATs LibGuide since January 1, 2012 – it’s the most used of all the Library’s LibGuides.
You can also access all the copies via our RATs website at http://rtc-rats.org and then click on link for RA at RTC, and then on the link for RAT Tracks: Routines and Tips Sheets