Literacy Instruction Solutions

 

We empower leaders and teachers with high-leverage instructional strategies, and techniques that accelerate learning and raise student achievement.

Accelerate Literacy Instruction, And
Raise Student Achievement

‘Reading programs and computer software do not teach students to read; skillful teachers of reading instruction do.’

When it comes to how to close the achievement gap in reading, the Center for Student Achievement Solutions have always intentionally supported educators with implementing research and evidence-based high leverage-strategies to raise student achievement.

Why Are Some Students Struggling Readers?

We know the challenges schools face when students have foundational gaps in literacy development due to diagnosed or undiagnosed learning differences, and limited English proficiency. When teachers are not prepared for the students that enter their classrooms, some students will suffer from ‘disteachia.’

We partner with districts and schools to provide customized job-embedded professional development solutions that strengthen and equip educators to address the ever-changing needs of all students.

Literacy Instruction

Literacy Instruction Transformation Starts Here

Our approach is explicitly designed to encourage teachers to learn, practice, master, and reflect on the implementation of evidence-based practices.

The Center for Student Achievement Solutions evidence-based approach to effective literacy instruction strengthens educators’ ability to teach all students to read at proficient and advanced levels.  Explore our customized job-embedded professional development solutions.

Literacy Instruction

Phonemic Awareness and Phonics

Phonological awareness is the prerequisite for phonics instruction. Phonics instruction provides the foundational knowledge needed for students to become proficient at decoding unfamiliar words.

Learn which fundamental areas of reading instruction are essential to struggling readers.

Learn how to explicitly teach letter recognition, the alphabetic principle, sound and letter correspondence, and decoding skills to mastery.

Fluency Instruction

Fluency development takes place when students are able to understand the meaning of words within a text. Repeated opportunities to practice reading are necessary in order for students to become fluent readers.

Learn how to use high leverage strategies to teach word recognition, reading fluency, and comprehension.

Learn when to model specific reading strategies and how to use multisensory techniques and progress monitoring to build confident readers.

Reading Comprehension Instruction

Reading comprehension becomes especially important to students in the later elementary grades because it provides the foundation for further learning in secondary school (Sweet & Snow, 2003).

Learn how to identify the cognitive processes involved in comprehension and the research-proven strategies that are most effective for individual and small groups of students.

Learn when to implement specific reading strategies throughout the reading process (before, during, and after) to actively engage students in comprehending challenging text.

Vocabulary Instruction

Comprehension is the ultimate goal of reading. Vocabulary supports improve the building blocks to literacy in the areas of listening, speaking, reading, and writing.

Learn and understand the role of vocabulary knowledge in reading comprehension.

Learn how to use research-proven vocabulary strategies to improve recall, comprehension, and word knowledge for diverse learners.

Literacy Instruction

Written Expression Strategies

Writing is one of the most difficult tasks for students to learn. There are several key skills involved in the writing process which includes the ability to read and understand text.

Learn how to teach grammar and why this skill is important to the writing process.

Learn when to teach the different approaches for sentence composition, and the structured approach to paragraphing in building composition skills.

Learn how to use research-proven strategies with your existing writing program to identify the core components of the writing process to teach those skills to mastery.

Reading Assessments

Assessments are designed to determine strengths and areas that students have not mastered.

Learn how to use and analyze assessment data to plan instruction and monitor progress in relation to the stages of reading development, vocabulary instruction, and the writing process.

What We Do

We provide job-embedded professional development to ensure school leaders and teachers learn about:

the science behind teaching children to read.

why the Structured Literacy approach is essential for struggling readers and students diagnosed with dyslexia.

how to implement evidence-based reading strategies.

the core components of an evidence-based balanced approach to literacy instruction.

Our staff of experienced, highly qualified professionals with proven results, serves as a valuable resource for educators and learners.

The Responsibility of School Leaders In Promoting Effective Literacy Instruction

Teachers will not be able to master and sustain effective instructional strategies without proper support from their leaders, including principals and assistant principals. CSAS offers School Leadership Development to help you:

Identify why change is necessary, and what kinds of changes will impact student achievement.

Develop a healthy, collaborative school culture to establish shared goals and expectations.

Focus on evidence-based high-leverage instructional strategies to improve student outcomes.

Use implementation science, and impact data to make mid-course corrections.

Explore Our Solutions

 Leadership Development

Create a culture of accountability for student success.

Teacher Development

Learn evidence-based strategies and accelerate learning.

Special Education

Learn high-leverage cognitive strategies and accelerate learning

READY TO TEACH ALL CHILDREN TO READ AND WRITE PROFICIENTLY

Schedule a call to discuss a customized plan to strengthen your literacy instruction and accelerate learning in your classrooms.