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 on-site courses and workshops, teachers learn a variety of research-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 around their selected reading and writing curricula. Teachers are given guidance on how to identify and address struggling readers, including those with dyslexia, 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)
  • 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
  • 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.

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 7 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 on site.

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

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

Onsite Elementary Reading Academy

Dive deep into the critical components of effective reading instruction.

Build your team’s fundamental knowledge and skills of effective CCSS-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 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.

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