ERIC Number: ED471789
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Concept-Oriented Reading Instruction: Engaging Classrooms, Lifelong Learners. Solving Problems in the Teaching of Literacy.
Swan, Emily Anderson
This book presents Concept-Oriented Reading Instruction (CORI), a research-supported framework for integrating curriculum with instruction and fostering long-term engagement in reading. According to the book, 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. The book demonstrates effective 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 skills; and develop creative assignments, build student portfolios, and evaluate progress. The book contains concrete examples showing the CORI approach in action, including descriptions and photographs of a semester-long Grade 2-3 weather unit. Also appended are reproducible planning tools and assessment materials. (Contains 108 references.) (NKA)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Classroom Environment, Classroom Techniques, Educational Environment, Elementary Education, Instructional Effectiveness, Integrated Activities, Lifelong Learning, Models, Reading Instruction, Reading Research, Student Motivation
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
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IES Cited: ED512029