CRLP Results: Word Recognition and Fluency

Supporting Implementation of the Common Core State Standards: Foundational Skills (K-5)

This CRLP institute on the Common Core Foundational Skills focuses on what content students need to learn, when it needs to be covered within an overall scope and sequence, and how instruction might be approached. This institute also emphasizes the "Why" behind the "What," the "When," and the"How."

Institute Outcomes

  • Understand the CRLP Literacy Framework for Assessment and Instruction and its relationship to the Common Core Foundational Skills.
  • Understand the content of the four components of the CCSS Foundational Skills and their importance in learning to read and spell. 
  • Know how to administer and interpret assessments of letter name knowledge, phonological awareness, phonics, and high frequency irregular sight words.
  • Summarize and integrate assessments and use the results to (a) place students in one of four word recognition levels of learning to read and (b) determine an instructional sequence through the remaining word recognition levels using State adopted reading programs.
  • Enhance and differentiate word recognition/spelling strategy instruction by planning and preparing to teach tier 1 & 2 MTSS lessons and/or instructional routines using State adopted core programs.
  • Understand three kinds of beginning reading materials, how their leveling systems differ, and when they are appropriate to use.

Included in this institute:

  • Assessments and instructional implications
  • Word recognition and fluency instruction
  • Response to intervention and teacher collaboration
  • Sample lessons

Upcoming Trainings at California Lutheran University

Fall 2016 Training Dates

Day 1: September 28, 2016

Day 2: September 29, 2016

Day 3: October 26, 2016

Day 4: November 30, 2016


Spring 2017 Training Dates

Day 1: January 31, 2017

Day 2: February 1, 2017

Day 3: February 28, 2017

Day 4: March 21, 2017


Training will be held from 8:00am-3:00pm.

Attendance is required on all four days of the institute.

Contact Lydia Chung for any questions at (805) 493-3705 or