CALI Reads Regional Workshop 2019-20


What: CORE Intensive Intervention — Decoding Instruction for Adolescents

The topics covered in this session include basic linguistics, basic phonics, high frequency words, and multisyllabic word instruction.

Participant Outcomes

  • Understand the concept of phonemic awareness as the underpinning of learning to decode.
  • Learn specific ways to teach phonics and why phonics instruction is vital for struggling readers.
  • Learn strategies for teaching high-frequency words.
  • Practice ways to teach students to recognize multisyllabic words.

Why: Without a firm foundation in the basic skills of reading, many middle and high schools will struggle to meet the rigorous expectations of the state standards. This session equips educators with the knowledge and skills necessary to accelerate underperforming students. This session will provide a starting point and foundational information to begin to make informed instructional decisions and address the needs of adolescent struggling readers, and to gain a basic understanding of decoding instruction.

Who: Intervention teachers, special education teachers, reading teachers, coaches, and English learner teachers.

When: One day

How: The CORE training will be delivered by the CALI Reads Regional Coach with the support of the CALI Reads Site Coach at a central District location.


CORE Materials provided to participants:

Meet the Regional Workshop Facilitators


Brittany Cufaude
Brittany Cufaude

Bay Area

Lauren Greenberg
Lauren Greenberg


Susan Van Zant
Susan Van Zant

CALI Reads is a project funded by the Office of Special Education in partnership with the California Department of Education, Special Education Division. The project is coordinated and administered through the

Napa County Office of Education
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Napa County Office of Education
U.S. Offic of Special Education Programs
California Department of Education

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Last updated: 12/22/2020