Concept-oriented Reading Instruction

Concept-oriented Reading Instruction

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This book presents Concept-Oriented Reading Instruction (CORI), a research-supported framework for integrating curriculum with instruction and fostering long-term engagement in reading. CORI is a practical model that helps K-6 teachers plan integrated units of instruction based on their own interests and strengths as well as their state's curricular requirements. Demonstrated are compelling ways to: *Connect reading and writing to science, social studies, or math *Create an active, collaborative classroom environment *Use real-world observations to promote strategic thinking and learning *Get students involved in setting and pursuing their own knowledge goals *Develop creative assignments, build student portfolios, and evaluate progress The book is replete with concrete examples showing the CORI approach in action, including lively descriptions and photographs of a semester-long grade 2-3 weather unit. Also included are useful reproducible planning tools and assessment materials.In this chapter we will explain Principle 2 of coherent instruction, namely, real- world interactions. PRINCIPLE 2 OF ... were young and made snowflakes by folding paper in special ways and then cutting various designs with scissors. Opening up the folded paper was always exciting when our cutwork design was revealed.

Title:Concept-oriented Reading Instruction
Author:Emily Anderson Swan
Publisher:Guilford Press - 2003-01


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