Enhancing Core Reading Instruction (ECRI) K-2 Foundation Training - Event Information

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Friday, August 4, 2023 8:30 am - 3:30 pm


Central Susquehanna Intermediate Unit
90 Lawton Lane
Milton, PA 17847

Event Information


Enhanced Core Reading Instruction™ is a multi-tiered program (Tier 1 and Tier 2) featuring a series of teaching routines designed to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of reading instruction in kindergarten, first and second grade. ECRI increases the level of explicitness of core reading instruction by redesigning the core reading program to focus on critical reading content, to be clear and systematic, and to provide deliberate and frequent practice opportunities (Baker, Fien, Baker, 2010; Carnine, Silbert, Kame’enui, 1997; Kame’enui, Carnine, Dixon, Simmons, & Coyne, 2002). Further, through an additional daily, 30-minute, small group intervention, at-risk readers are pre-taught critical content that appears in the next day’s core reading lesson, and are provided with more practice opportunities to learn critical reading skills and concepts. In small group lessons, at-risk readers are provided highly interactive and engaging learning opportunities.


After completing this course, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the critical components of beginning reading instruction 
  • Understand how and why using instructional routines can enhance current core reading instruction 
  • Understand how to align Tier 1 and Tier 2 reading instruction
  • Identify, describe, and demonstrate the explicit instructional elements of reading instruction incorporated into each ECRI routine 
  • Demonstrate the delivery of instructional routines 
  • Articulate how and why using instructional routines can enhance their current core reading instruction


Format: In-person event at CSIU Main Building

Dates: August 4 & 11, 2023 - 8:30am-3:30pm 

Location: Central Susquehanna Intermediate Unit

Cost: no cost to area districts

Act 48:  11 hours will be awarded

A lunch break will be provided- with lunch on your own.  

Target Audience: Regular, Title and Special Education Teachers, Reading Interventionists, Literacy Coaches, Administrators.  Teams wanting to begin implementation should send a team from the same grade level K, 1, or 2.  





Registration is open for this event until Tuesday, August 1, 2023 at 2:00 pm.