Elementary Reading Academy
CORE's Elementary Reading Academy offers educators fundamental knowledge in effective standards-aligned and evidence-based reading practices based on the science of reading.
The Elementary Reading Academy (ERA) is designed for K-6 teachers, literacy coaches, reading specialists, and reading intervention teachers. It offers educators fundamental knowledge in effective, standards-aligned and evidence-based reading practices for all learners. The ERA also applies this knowledge to the curriculum teachers are using. By taking all five topical sessions, participants gain a comprehensive understanding of the critical components for effective reading instruction, based on the science of reading.
- Identify the standards alignment to evidence-based reading instruction.
- Articulate the research on the essential components of reading instruction and link research to practice.
- Gain clear and explicit models of high-leverage instructional routines.
- Practice using instructional routines specific to the particular topic.
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About the Sessions
By taking all five topical sessions, participants gain a comprehensive understanding of the critical components for effective reading instruction.
NOTE: Sessions 1 and 2 must be taken together. Sessions 3, 4, 5, and 6 may be taken separately.
This session provides an overview of the scientific research on teaching reading, including basic linguistics, phonic elements and print awareness and letter knowledge. (This session may not be taken separately; it must be combined with session 2.)
During this session, participants learn how to develop phonemic awareness as well as explicit, systematic phonics instruction, including effective corrective feedback and various forms of blending, and the application to decodable text. (This session may not be taken separately; it must be combined with session 1.)
This session addresses the techniques that help students transition from reading single-syllable words to reading multisyllabic words. In addition, participants learn effective techniques to foster reading fluency: accuracy, appropriate rate and expression.
This session focuses on vocabulary development. Participants study word-learning strategies and specific word instruction, and experience active ways to promote “word consciousness.” The needs of English learners are addressed.
This session focuses on the different ways to assist students to access both narrative and informational texts. Specific reading skills and strategies—including questioning, graphic organizers and monitoring techniques—are presented using explicit instruction, with hands-on lessons and high-leverage models and practice.
This session guides participants through Assessing Reading: Multiple Measures and also lays out the basic principles and purposes of different types of assessments and what a comprehensive assessment blueprint looks like within the context of a three-tier system.