Posted May 15, 2014
Common Core State Standards Series: Foundation Skills for Teaching Reading is a three-video set aligned with the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and designed to provide educators with an understanding of the linguistic underpinnings of learning to read and two critical foundational skills essential for reading success: phonics and multisyllabic word attack skills. These topics do not represent all of the components of learning to read. However, by understanding the structure of English phonemes, basic principles of phonics instruction, and multisyllabic word instruction, educators will have the knowledge necessary to help students decode words rapidly and accurately, which in turn leads to fluency, a necessary condition for reading comprehension. These skills are essential for beginning readers and may be vital to enable struggling older readers to overcome their reading difficulty.
CORE has also newly released Assessing Reading: Multiple Measures, 2nd Edition data entry forms. You can fill in and save these free PDF forms, allowing you to easily access the assessment results electronically.