The accompanying CORI book, Motivating Reading Comprehension: Concept Oriented Reading Instruction, contains eleven chapters with thorough descriptions of the CORI classroom and specific instructional practices. The last three chapters in the book focus on the developmental aspects of reading comprehension, motivation for reading and reading strategies.
Key features of this outstanding new volume include:
Theoretical Focus – CORI's teaching framework revolves around the engagement perspective of reading: how engaged reading develops and the classroom contexts and motivational supports that promote it.
Content-Area Focus – Although science is the content area around which CORI has been developed, its basic framework is applicable to other content areas.
Focus on Strategy Instruction – CORI revolves around a specific set of reading strategies that the National Reading Panel (2000) found to be effective. In some current CORI classrooms collaborating teachers implement all aspects of CORI, and in other classrooms teachers implement just the strategy instruction component.
Illustrative Vignettes and Cases – Throughout the book, vignettes and mini-case studies convey a situated view of instructional practices for reading comprehension and engagement. A detailed case study of one teacher and of the reading progress of her students is featured in one chapter.