Posted October 30, 2018
October is dyslexia awareness month! You may recall that there have been two previous editions of the Academic Quarterly’s Reading Expert devoted to dyslexia. The Spring 2018 edition focused on Misconceptions about Dyslexia and the Winter 2018 edition focused on the difference between screening for reading difficulties and evaluating for dyslexia. To access these previous editions please click here. Also, last fall, CORE published a white paper on Dyslexia. This edition of the Reading Expert describes Structured Literacy and couches it within the context of High-Leverage Practices in Special Education. In this edition’s Marvelous Mathematician, we discuss the needs of students with disabilities learning math and how teachers can provide instruction to meet these needs. And in the Leadership Corner, we will introduce an advanced coaching tool for school leaders called digiCOACH.
We’re also excited to release the new online format for the Academic Quarterly. Rather than having to open and download a PDF to read the articles, they are now all posted online so you can quickly click and read. You still have the option to save each article as a PDF or to print them. The new format provides you with lots of options for reading and sharing the information. Enjoy!
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Posted October 25, 2018
Each school year, many students fall further and further behind in math. Often they don’t have solid number sense nor mastery of important grade level fluencies. Consequently, valuable time must be spent addressing these gaps rather than focusing on new concepts.
It is critical that educators possess the knowledge and skills to ensure that all of their students move to the next grade level with the necessary foundation in numbers and operations, so they can successfully master more challenging concepts.
During this webinar, CORE’s Director of Mathematics, Dean Ballard, discusses the importance of mathematical fluency and number sense in ensuring all students can meet rigorous mathematical standards.
Watch the webinar to learn:
Dean provides recommendations for coaching teachers and specific activities to develop students’ mathematical fluency and number sense.
Posted October 18, 2018
Congratulations to Dale Webster, CORE’s Chief Academic Officer, who was selected from over 100 applications to be on California’s State Literacy Needs Assessment Team!
The role of the State Literacy Needs Assessment Team is to provide feedback to the California Department of Education on the proposed questions for the state literacy needs assessment and to assist with analyzing the results obtained from the needs assessment and provide input on next steps.
Posted October 17, 2018
This collection of 12 discipline-specific formative assessments can be used to easily identify secondary students who would benefit from instruction in multisyllabic word identification—a skill that’s critical for reading and understanding complex, academic texts. The book contains three uniquely constructed formative assessments for each content area: English Language Arts (ELA), Math, Science, and Social Studies.
Use Word ID with secondary students to:
Determined by ground-breaking research analyzing approximately 4,500 content-area words, Word ID features targeted prefixes, suffixes, and Greek roots that were selected for their frequency of occurrence in each specific content area.
Learn more and view the table of contents at Academic Therapy Publications.
Posted October 16, 2018
High Noon Books offers struggling readers books that will be of interest to them, at their reading level. These highly-engaging books incorporate much more than short sentences and low Lexile scores. They contain controlled vocabulary, subtle repetition of vocabulary, predictable text, and illustrations that truly support the story so that readers are comfortable and confident with the text yet introduced to new words and terms so that fluency and comprehension improve with each High Noon Book a struggling reader chooses. Take a look at free samples on the High Noon Books website.