Enhancing Core Reading Instruction (ECRI) within Tiered Systems (K-2)

Word Reading, Text Reading, Fluency, Encoding, Reading Block Integration, Data-Based Decision Making

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Session Dates

Wednesday October 23, 2019 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM


Participants will understand how and why (a) using instructional routines to enhance the delivery of advanced word reading, text reading, fluency practice, and encoding will increase practice opportunities for students, (b) to structure their reading block to enhance their current Core reading instruction, and (c) to use data sources to improve decision-making actions.


Participants will be able to:

  • List the instructional components of a Foundational Skills Lesson and be able to
    describe the order of skills when completing “pause and process” questions in the training workbook
  • Identify some possible data sources and describe how they may be used for
    decision-making actions when participating in team discussions
  • Identify, describe, and demonstrate the explicit instructional elements of reading
    instruction incorporated into each ECRI routine during break-out discussions and practice opportunities
  • Demonstrate the delivery of instructional routines for irregular words, phoneme blending, sound-spellings, decoding regularly-spelled words, affixes, advanced word reading, contractions, decodable text reading, fluency in connected text, phoneme segmenting, and encoding regularly-spelled words when practicing routines in small groups
  • Develop and articulate a plan for ECRI Foundational Skills implementation within Tier 1 and Tier 2 structures within individual buildings

Target Audience

School Teams to include: Building Administrator, General Education Teachers (minimum of 1 interested grade level), Literacy Specialist/Coach and/or Literacy Interventionist (i.e., Title 1, or Tier 2 intervention teachers), MTSS Coordinator/School Improvement Specialist, IU TaC

Topics Covered: Literacy

Event Info

Event Type:


Credit Type:

Act 48 Clock Hour
No credit


Carol Dissen

Event Contact:


Kelly Kapp


Pam Kastner

Additional Info

This training series is aligned to the following core reading series: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt – Journeys Common 2017, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt – Journeys Common Core 2014, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt – Journeys 2011, Scott Foresman – Reading Street Common Core 2013, Scott Foresman –
Reading Street 2011, Pearson – ReadyGEN 2014, McGraw-Hill – Wonders 2014 and Wonders 2017.

The cost of materials required for this series is $580 (820 if Leadership materials are appropriate for your position). This cost includes the following materials based on your position: For the Classroom Teacher- the Teacher Workbook + Tier 1 Core program aligned lesson at a grade level; For the Interventionist - Teacher Workbook + Tier 2 Core program aligned lesson at a grade level; For Leadership – One of the aforementioned kits + Leadership Guide.

The first 33 LEA staff registrants who commit to and attend the entire 5-day training series, will have the cost of the training waived. To be eligible for this waiver, you must:
1) be one of the first 33 LEA staff registrants,
2) submit a check for the amount of $ 580 ($820 if Leadership Guide also needed)
3) Sign an agreement stating that you understand the waiver requirement of attending all 5 days of the series
4) Attend all 5 days.  If those requirements are fulfilled the unprocessed check will be returned to you.