Reading Fundamentals

reading fundamentals workshopThis three-session course covers the fundamentals of teaching reading in an abbreviated format. It is neither as extensive nor as deep as the CORE Elementary Reading Academy; however, it can serve as a review or a short overview of five critical topics: phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension.

The course addresses the foundational concepts regardless of the grade level of participants, covering the early grade basics as well as adolescent literacy and intervention topics. The topics are aligned to Common Core State Standards or your state’s standards.

  • Session 1 focuses on phonemic awareness and phonics.
  • Session 2 focuses on multisyllabic words and fluency.
  • Session 3 focuses on vocabulary and comprehension, with an emphasis on strategies that help students understand either narrative or informational text.

Participant Outcomes:

  • Understand the basic principles of five critical reading foundational skills.
  • Leave with models for developing vocabulary and teaching literature and informational texts.
  • See models of instructional lessons.
  • Practice specific routines

Levels: K–12

Audience: Limited to 45 participants, administrators, and teachers

Format: Three sessions

Materials: Teaching Reading Sourcebook, updated 2nd Edition; Assessing Reading: Multiple Measures, 2nd Edition; CORE Blending Routines DVD, Foundational Skills DVD; Participant Resource Guide

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CORE offers many more services, workshops and publications to support your literacy professional learning. Take a look at our services overview to see which offerings align with your current goals for your students’ reading 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.