Reading & Vocabulary Development
This program was designed for low-level literacy
learners and ESL students who require a basic foundation in
vocabulary, spelling and comprehension. Core Reading presents,
in five units, structured tutorial lessons that progress from
word identification to extended writing activities. The program
addresses learners auditory, visual, tactile and oral
learning styles. Minimal keyboarding skills ensure success for
even beginning learners. Substantial audio is used to present
new vocabulary, and all directions are spoken in English or
Spanish to help individualize instruction.
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Literacy Scope and Sequence Booklet.
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Sight word recognition
Guided reading & writing
Comprehension and recall
See, say and spell
Mastery of everyday words needed for writing
Reading fluency and rate
Search for meaning using contextual clues
Skimming and scanning
Sustained silent reading
Using context clues through cloze activities
Recall details through writing
Nine activities in each lesson develop independent
learning, vocabulary development, phrase reading,
fill-ins (cloze), comprehension questions, spelling
Based upon the most frequently used words at
all reading levels
Offers extensive guided practice in core vocabularies
Integrated reading and writing activities
Spoken directions in English and Spanish
Can be used for progressive skill development
or mastery learning
Includes over 100 reproducible activity masters
in both English & Spanish!
Learners can record and play back their voices as compared
The Fill-In activity focuses on the meaning and the
spelling of the selected missing words.
Management tracks student scores on each skill.
The CORE authors know students' and teachers' needs,
classroom management, and current model curriculum standards.
Journal of Reading