Reading Engagement Project

This collaborative project between the University of Maryland and the Frederick County Public Schools focuses on the challenge of implementing integrated reading instruction in the elementary school curriculum. Concept-Oriented Reading Instruction (CORI) is a program designed by John Guthrie and Allan Wigfield to incorporate reading strategy instruction and inquiry science in interesting and unique ways for students. The goals of CORI are to increase students' reading comprehension, reading motivation, and science knowledge. The CORI program equips participating teachers with the skills to accomplish these classroom goals through interactive professional development workshops and established CORI guidelines.