CORE ACADEMIC QUARTERLY
CORE ACADEMIC QUARTERLY
Recently, the science of reading has been gaining attention. Ed Week magazine has published a series of articles over the last several months about the topic. Read here to learn more about this article series – “How Students Learn to Read – What the Science Says”.
In addition, Emily Hanford of American Public Media (APM) has done a series of podcasts about dyslexia and how children learn to read. Her latest report, “At a Loss for Words”, can be heard here.
CORE has also published a blog by Kareem Weaver, Member of the Oakland, CA NAACP Education Committee. In his blog, Mr. Weaver points out that nearly 80% of inmates are functionally illiterate and 47-50% have dyslexia. His blog can be read here.
Those who question these articles assume that those who write these articles define reading as “decoding” the words rather than a process for “making meaning.” This is a false assumption. For the record, none of these commentators nor CORE narrowly define reading as “decoding the words”. We all understand reading is a very complex process that involves both the ability to decode the words on the page and the ability to understand the words, sentences and passages that are read.
Finally, we’re looking forward to hearing Dr. David Kilpatrick, author of Essentials of Assessing, Preventing, and Overcoming Reading Difficulties, speak about how the nature of a child’s reading difficulty impacts assessment and intervention. This free webinar will be November 13 at 4:00pm ET. You can register here. If you’re not able to attend the live webinar, go ahead and register so that you’ll receive the recording.
Issue 15 | Fall 2019
Help your team understand the science of teaching reading so all students become strong readers. This facilitated online course includes Assessing Reading: Multiple Measures & the Teaching Reading Sourcebook. Grad credit available. Next session starts Jan. 23.
Feb. 25-28, 2020
Twenty Techniques to Increase Access to Solving Math Word Problems
Dean Ballard, Director of Mathematics, CORE
Wed., Feb. 26, 2020 | 4:40 – 6:00 p.m. PT
The Challenge of Identifying and Supporting English learners with Dyslexia: What Can be Done?
Dale Webster, Chief Academic Officer, CORE
Wed., Feb. 26, 2020 | 4:40 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. PT
Effective Vocabulary Instruction in Science, Math, and Social Studies Classrooms
Linda Diamond, CEO, CORE and author of Teaching Reading Sourcebook & Lauren Greenberg, Senior Adolescent Literacy Specialist, CORE
Thurs., Feb, 27, 2020 | 4:40 – 6:00 p.m. PT
January 29-31, 2020
Targeting Fluency for Struggling Adolescent Readers
Linda Diamond, CEO, CORE and author of Teaching Reading Sourcebook