Posted September 30, 2020
CORE is pleased to be the preferred training and support provider for the KeyPhonics easy and efficient technology-based screener and diagnostic test for grades 1 and up. CORE will provide users of the KeyPhonics system with training on how to administer the KeyPhonics screening and diagnostic measures, read and interpret the reports, make instructional and intervention decisions based on the data, and identify teacher professional support needs.
KeyPhonics measures the 12 most critical phonics patterns including 102 foundational phonics skills and provides comprehensive reports to help educators determine specific instructional and intervention needs at the student, class and grade levels. KeyPhonics is most effective when used in conjunction with CORE’s Assessing Reading: Multiple Measures.
Learn more about KeyPhonics and CORE’s support services in a short video featuring Dr. Michelle Hosp, a CORE advisory board member and scientific advisor at Reading Research, the creators of KeyPhonics.
Posted September 29, 2020
Science has shown that systematic, explicit instruction is the necessary foundation for all students, including those with word reading difficulties such as dyslexia, to become strong readers. If you want to build your knowledge of the science of reading and the five critical components of reading instruction, then watch this free on-demand webinar for a sneak peek inside the Online Elementary Reading Academy. READ MORE
Posted September 29, 2020
This is the second video in a series of free on-demand professional learning videos from CORE and Pivot Learning* that feature expert advice about supporting students with word reading difficulties.
Many educators are building their skills to be effective in remote learning environments and want to know how to meet the needs of all their students. Students with word reading difficulties, including dyslexia, require explicit, systematic, evidence-based instruction and intervention. This hour-long video provides educators with tips and tricks for how to continue presenting high-quality reading interventions virtually. To ensure intervention focuses on a formula for word reading success, participants will learn methods for how to present phonological awareness, phonic decoding and text reading activities in a virtual learning format. READ MORE
Posted September 23, 2020
Spelling is a key component of reading instruction. Yet, in a time of spell check and LOL, the importance of spelling is often short changed. Learning to spell is essentially a language learning process. We do not remember words simply as strings of letters. Teaching spelling involves teaching about language — its phonemes, graphemes, syllable structures, morphemes, and syntactic structures — and showing students why words are spelled the way they are.
During this hour long webinar, Dr. Louisa Moats discusses:
Posted September 15, 2020
This is the first 30-minute video in an ongoing series of free on-demand professional learning videos from CORE and Pivot Learning* that will feature expert advice about supporting students with word reading difficulties.
School closures due to COVID-19 this spring highlighted the importance of maintaining high quality-instruction for students with word reading difficulties. As districts determine how to provide instruction this school year, former Dyslexia Specialist for the Oregon Department of Education and CORE’s Director of Literacy, Dr. Carrie Thomas Beck, shares three must-have features of effective instruction for students with word reading difficulties, including students with dyslexia, that can be used in both in-person and remote lessons. READ MORE