The open court reading program: Is it effective for English language learners with disabilities

This project was conducted to examine if the instructional strategies in the Open Court Reading program were consistent with research-based recommendations for teaching English Language Learners with disabilities. The project was carried out by examining peer-reviewed literature, the Open Court Reading program Teacher Editions, and an inservice given by literacy experts from the Los Angeles Unified School District. The information gathered in this project showed that the majority of the strategies that were suggested in the Open Court Reading program were aligned with what was recommended in the research-based materials reviewed.