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What is Structured Literacy?

What Is Structured Literacy? An Introduction

Structured literacy has gained widespread recognition for its effectiveness in supporting students with dyslexia and other reading challenges. However, structured literacy isn’t limited to students who struggle with reading. In fact, it offers benefits to every student, regardless of their reading proficiency. But, an important caveat should be stated here – instruction needs to be […]

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Literacy

How To Assess Reading Effectively for K–3 Students

How To Assess Reading Effectively for K–3 Students

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Literacy

Top 10 Podcasts for Educators

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Literacy

How Phonological and Phonemic Awareness Relate to Phonics Instruction

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Literacy

A Teacher's Guide to Assessing Reading Effectively in Grades 4–12

A Teacher’s Guide to Assessing Reading Effectively in Grades 4–12

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Literacy

The Science of Reading: a Phonics Lesson Plan Template for Small Groups

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Literacy

Multi-Tiered Systems of Support and Older Students

Tiered Reading Support (Grades 5 through 12) With disruptions caused by COVID-19, the importance of following the Science of Reading has gained the attention of parents, state legislatures, and the press. Even as we work on making our primary reading programs more robust, we have many older students who, through no fault of their own, […]

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10 Things Teachers Should Know About the Science of Reading

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Literacy

CORE Academic Quarterly Newsletter, Fall 2022

Welcome to the Fall 2022 edition of the CORE Academic Quarterly newsletter! In this edition of the Academic Quarterly, the Reading Expert discusses early screening for students who may be at risk for reading difficulties or dyslexia and evaluating a child for a diagnosis of dyslexia. The Marvelous Mathematician explores effectively utilizing student mistakes for […]

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Pivot Learning and CORE Learning to Merge with UnboundEd

This newly-merged organization will become the largest equity-focused K-12 education development organization in the country FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 13, 2022 PRESS CONTACT Clay Willis, cwillis@pivotlearning.org Today, Pivot Learning, CORE Learning, and UnboundEd announced they will merge this fall under the UnboundEd banner. The three organizations support teachers to drive long-needed changes in learning, especially […]

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CORE Learning Launches Math Advisory Board

In August, CORE Learning convened the inaugural meeting of our newly formed CORE Math Advisory Board, a group of teachers, instructional leaders, and researchers with expertise spanning math instruction, assessment, teacher education, and professional learning. This advisory board brings to CORE deep knowledge and expertise about the challenges and successes of math professional learning and […]

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Math

Getting Math Group Work to Work

The problem with having students work in groups is getting students to work in groups. Educators have done a great job of overcoming many group-work challenges over the last couple of decades. For example, providing seating arrangements more conducive to collaboration, asking deeper-level questions focused on the why not just the what, and assigning more […]

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Math

CORE Academic Quarterly Newsletter, Spring 2022

Welcome to the Spring 2022 edition of the CORE Academic Quarterly newsletter! In this edition of the Academic Quarterly, the Reading Expert resurfaces an important topic related to the language comprehension portion of Scarborough’s Reading Rope—language structures, or syntax. The Marvelous Mathematician explores how developing teachers as self-directed learners can help organizations make the necessary […]

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New Study Confirms that SIPPS Research-Based, Systematic Approach to Literacy Instruction Accelerates Reading Development

Professional learning and job-embedded coaching on how to deliver explicit reading instruction are essential to improving literacy outcomes for all students. But just as critical is the use of high-quality, evidence-based reading curricula, particularly when supporting striving readers at all grade levels. In a time when one in three K–3 students require major and systemic […]

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Literacy

Phonics instruction is not enough for English Learners, or anyone. But it’s still foundational for all.

The newest front in the never-ending wars and squabbles over how to teach reading involves English language learners (EL), students learning to read (and write) in English while simultaneously learning to speak and understand it. In the wake of renewed prominence of research supporting an early focus on phonics and decoding (aka the “science of […]

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