CORE Sourcebooks

CORE developed this series of literacy guidebooks to give educators practical help in the art and the science of reading education.

Teaching Reading SourcebookTeaching Reading Sourcebook, Updated 2nd Edition

The Teaching Reading Sourcebook, Updated 2nd Edition is a comprehensive reference about reading instruction. Organized according to the elements of explicit instruction (what? why? when? and how?), the Sourcebook includes both a research-informed knowledge base and practical sample lesson models. It teaches the key elements of an effective reading program—phonemic awareness, decoding, vocabulary development, fluency, and comprehension—in a practical hands-on teacher’s guide. The new version contains Common Core State Standards information, cross-references, and graphic explanations to identify how best practices in teaching reading align with the standards.

mmcover_7-26-070-smallAssessing Reading: Multiple Measures, 2nd Edition

Assessing Reading: Multiple Measures, 2nd Edition provides a collection of tests for the comprehensive assessment of skills related to reading. These assessments can help identify why a student is having reading difficulty, determine what the next step in instruction should be to remediate that difficulty, and monitor progress throughout the course of instruction.

The majority of the tests are individually administered. Easy-to-follow instructions are given for the administration and scoring of each test along with reproducible record forms. Interpretation is based on skill mastery and comparison of performance among students in the classroom. Spanish assessments are also included for the early grades, where students may be in bilingual programs.