Lesson Model Video Series

Support High-Quality Reading Instruction

See Evidence-Based Practices in Action!

Watch as teachers demonstrate 12 instructional practices based on the science of reading. Each video aligns with lessons in the Teaching Reading Sourcebook, CORE’s best-selling, research-based guide to effective reading instruction.

CORE can help support excellent instruction this school year and beyond with our in-person and remote professional learning courses and ongoing assistance to implement high-quality math and English language arts curricula, rigorous instruction and effective assessment practices. Learn more about our approach.

Lesson Model Videos

Reading Words for Automaticity

The teacher has students practice reading decodable words and sight words to develop automaticity.

Reading Decodable Text — First Grade

The teacher guides students through reading of decodable text to practice the long e sound spelled ee.

Reading Decodable Text — Fourth and Fifth Grades

4th and 5th graders practice reading decodable text.

Word Work — Fourth and Fifth Grades

The teacher guides a dictation lesson where students sound out words and sentences and then write them.

Sound/Spelling Review

The teacher reviews previously learned sound/spellings.

Blending Long E Spelled ee — First Grade

Students blend words with the ee spelling for long e.

Introducing Open and Closed Syllables

2nd and 3rd graders are introduced to the concept of open and closed syllables.

Syllable Division Strategy — VC/CV

The teacher introduces a more advanced concept of multisyllabic reading — vowel, consonant, consonant, vowel (VCCV) syllable division to a 2nd-grade class.

Syllable Division Strategy — VCV

The teacher follows a step-by-step process for how to divide syllables following the vowel, consonant, vowel (VCV) pattern.

Introducing Affixes

2nd graders are introduced to prefixes and how to read words with prefixes.

Flexible Strategy for Reading Big Words

A 4th-grade teacher introduces a multistep strategy for flexibly reading big words.

QAR (Question-Answer Relationships)

The teacher introduces 5th-grade students to the comprehension strategy, question-answer relationships (QAR).

Learn the Five Critical Components of Reading Instruction so All Students Can Become Strong Readers

CORE’s Online Elementary Reading Academy packages the Teaching Reading Sourcebook into a facilitated, seven-module asynchronous, online course. Educators learn the five essential components of reading instruction with clear and explicit models immediately applicable to the classroom.

“This course was incredibly informative, and extremely powerful in terms of providing me with the knowledge to directly impact student learning. The process of reading is so complex; as educators it is critical that we have a thorough understanding of its components, the relationship between them, as well as effective ways to assess progress, gaps, and instructional effectiveness.”

~ Kindergarten Teacher, Kennewick School District, Washington