Reading, Writing & Language Professional Learning Services

Improve and Sustain Reading, Writing & Language Achievement at Your School

Reading and writing are the foundations of all learning. And, more than ever, strong literacy skills are essential to success in college and the workplace. CORE’s reading, writing and language professional learning services provide preK-12 schools with a framework to implement and ensure the consistent use of evidence-based reading and writing instructional strategies.

Working with CORE Instructional Implementation Experts, teachers deepen their own knowledge of reading, writing and language instruction and build their instructional skills. CORE also works with school leaders to help them implement consistent processes to develop teachers’ reading, writing and language practices and create a professional learning culture that fosters high achievement.

CORE’s approach to reading, writing and language professional learning builds knowledge and skills through well-structured courses and site-based coaching, modeling, and mentoring.

Share Knowledge

Through online or onsite courses and workshops, teachers receive sustained and long-term professional learning. They learn a variety of evidence-based strategies and proven best practices for teaching reading and writing and assessing their impact on students’ literacy skills.

Build Skills

Our experts schedule onsite or online visits during which they mentor, model and coach teachers on how to effectively implement new teaching methodologies and high-leverage practices around their selected reading and writing curricula. Teachers are given personalized professional guidance on how to identify and address struggling readers, including those with dyslexia and other special needs, and provide appropriate instruction.

Sustain Change

CORE experts work closely with preK-12 school and district leaders to create and communicate district literacy plans, select and use effective assessments, establish pacing calendars and MTSS plans for interventions, and monitor teaching effectiveness school- and district-wide.

We have expert knowledge and experience assisting schools with implementing best practices with their chosen program, including…

  • Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (Journeys & Collections)
  • Pearson (Reading Street)
  • The Superkids Reading Program
  • Wilson
  • Amplify (Core Knowledge Language Arts)
  • Benchmark Education
  • Wit & Wisdom (
  • National Geographic
  • McGraw Hill (Wonders, StudySync, Flex Literacy, Open Court, Imagine It!, Reading Mastery, Corrective Reading)
  • Voyager Sopris Learning (Language!, Language! Live, REWARDS)
  • Scholastic (Read 180, System 44)
  • Read Well
  • Phonics for Reading
  • Lexia
  • Reading Plus
  • myPerspectives (Pearson)
  • Center for the Collaborative Classroom (SIPPS, Being a Reader, Making Meaning, Being a Writer)
  • And many more!

Together, we’ll develop and implement a plan to raise achievement for all students including English language learners and struggling readers.

Get Your Copies of the Most Up-to-Date Literacy Guidebooks

The best-selling guide to effective reading instruction, the Teaching Reading Sourcebook, has a brand new 3rd edition available. Fully updated and including an entire chapter on MTSS, this is a must-have resource to bridge the gap between evidence-based reading research and actionable instructional strategies. Pair it with the newly revised Assessing Reading: Multiple Measures for a collection of assessments that help identify why a student is having reading difficulty and plan effective interventions.

Students with Dyslexia Can Become Strong Readers

Students with dyslexia do not need to struggle endlessly to become proficient readers. CORE’s professional learning services will equip your teachers with the skills and knowledge they need to prevent reading difficulty but also to identify the warning signs of dyslexia and intervene with evidence-based instructional practices that work. When working specifically with special education teachers, our professional learning services focus on effective instruction for students who have been identified with dyslexia.

Our Instructional Implementation Experts can also assist with the selection and implementation of effective reading curricula for teaching
students identified with dyslexia.

Accelerate Reading Achievement

Online Elementary Reading Academy

7 sessions on your own time at your pace over 10 weeks.

Learn foundational skills and effective instructional practices to teach all learners to be strong readers.

Course fees include copies of the nationally recognized textbooks, Teaching Reading Sourcebook and Assessing Reading: Multiple Measures.

Onsite Implementation Support

Ensure professional learning makes a difference by bringing CORE experts onsite.

Enable teachers to observe effective instruction through modeled lessons, receive tailored coaching and practice their reading program routines as they implement high-leverage, standards-aligned instruction.

Bring a CORE expert to your site to facilitate data study, support MTSS implementation and mentor instructional leaders.

Sound Beginnings

A workshop for early childhood educators.

Enhance preK-12 teachers’ understanding of the critical early literacy topics that prepare children to enter elementary school ready for the challenge of state standards.

Teachers will increase their skills so they can make a significant difference in young children’s progress toward literacy.

Onsite Elementary Reading Academy

Dive deep into the critical components of effective reading instruction.

Build your team’s fundamental knowledge of effective standards-aligned and research-based reading practices for all learners.

Bring a CORE Instructional Implementation Expert to your site for a five or six session Academy that will build a foundation for improving reading, writing and language instruction.

Adolescent Solutions

Empower literacy teachers with the skills and knowledge to meet the needs of struggling older students.

Build your teachers’ toolkit of high-leverage practices and strategies to help struggling students decode multisyllabic words and improve their reading fluency.

A CORE expert will show content area teachers ways to improve vocabulary knowledge and implement strategies to increase subject matter comprehension.

Reading Fundamentals

A short review of the fundamentals of teaching reading.

This workshop addresses the foundational concepts of reading for all grade levels, covering the early grade basics as well as adolescent literacy and high-leverage intervention topics.

Topics are aligned to Common Core State Standards or your state’s standards.

Take a Closer Look at CORE's Professional Learning Services

CORE offers many more services, workshops and publications to support your reading, writing and language professional learning. Take a look at our services overview to see which offerings align with your current goals for your students’ literacy achievement. CORE professional learning experts are available to help you assess your needs and develop a professional learning program that will help all learners succeed.

Build Your Team's Capacity to Lead Instructional Change

CORE's Training of Trainers

Equip your staff with the knowledge and skills they need to redeliver CORE professional development events so that essential knowledge and proven instructional practices can be shared and implemented effectively across your school or district. Training and certifications are available for Sound Beginnings: A Workshop on Early Literacy, CORE Reading Academy and Adolescent Solutions.

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