Graduate School of Education

CRLP Results: Word Recognition and Fluency

Supporting Implementation of the Common Core State Standards:

Foundational Skills (K-5)

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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

Winter 2015 Open Institute

Click HERE to download the flyer and registration form.


  • January 26-27, 2015 AND March 11-12, 2015

Attendance is required all four days of the institute.

Time:       8:00am - 3:00pm

Location:   Cal Lutheran University, 60 West Olsen Road, Thousand Oaks, CA 91360

Audience:  K-5 classroom teachers and intervention teachers

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

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