A Structured Literacy Framework:

How to teach the Essential Components of Reading Instruction (ECORI) to ensure 80% of students reach proficiency

High quality, structured literacy instruction for all students in Tier 1

Utilize reliable and valid benchmark measures to create Tier 2 instructional groups and differentiate support appropriately

Monitor students progress closely to determine when students should be referred for further testing. 

Reading Instruction Pyramid 

Tier 1: Research-Based Core Instruction 

-sufficient for 80% of students

- general classroom instruction

-all students receive this instruction 

Tier 3:



-needed for 

5% of students

- systematic instruction

-highly specialized 

Tier 2: Targeted Intervention 

-necessary for 15% of students

- targeted instruction

-students receive this based on assessments and should be differentiated