What is CORI?

CORI is an instructional program that merges reading strategy instruction, conceptual knowledge in science, and support for student motivation. We define reading engagement as the interplay of motivation, conceptual knowledge, strategies, and social interaction during literacy activities. We believe engagement in reading is crucial for the development of life-long literacy learners. The CORI program is designed to foster reading engagement and comprehension through the teaching of reading strategies, teaching of scientific concepts and inquiry skills, and its explicit support of the development of student intrinsic motivation to read.

Professional Development modules coming in May 2012. Click here to preview.

Click here to view a 5-minute video by Dr. John Guthrie as he describes several research-based strategies for engaging and motivating readers and provides examples for practitioners.

Click here for a podcast on reading motivation by Dr. Guthrie