This collaborative project between the University of Maryland and the Frederick County Public Schools focuses on integrating reading instruction in the elementary school curriculum. The CORI program prepares teachers to lead 60 minutes of engaged reading by incorporating cognitive reading strategy instruction and inquiry science in interesting and unique ways for students. Participating teachers are equipped with the skills to accomplish these classroom goals through interactive professional development workshops and established CORI guidelines.
Research shows that CORI results in higher scores on text comprehension and reading strategies than other instructional approaches.
Increasing Reading Comprehension and Engagement Through Concept-Oriented Reading Instruction: A report from the developers shows that, students in CORI classrooms exhibited superior reading comprehension, reading motivation, and reading strategies on tests compared to students taught using other strategies.
Does Concept-Oriented Reading Instruction Increase Strategy Use and Conceptual Learning From Text?: A report from the developers shows that CORI students demonstrate better strategy use and text comprehension than students receiving traditionally organized instruction.