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CARS & STARS Book Collection

Grades K–8

2010 copyright

Boost your students' reading comprehension with targeted instruction on core strategies

CARS & STARS is a powerful combination of assessment and instruction that works effectively together to improve every student's reading comprehension. By focusing on 12 core strategies, CARS & STARS gives students the essential tools they need to improve their reading comprehension skills.

  • Identify individual reading comprehension needs
  • Provide explicit, targeted instruction based on individual student needs using short, engaging passages
  • Measure student progress

CARS and STARS works!
A recent independent research study demonstrated that the number of students performing below grade level declined 45%! See for yourself:

Great preparation for CCSS with leveled informational and literary passages.

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  Book K (Gr.K) Student Book 10-Pack WS12125 978-0-7609-6316-6     $39.90
  Book K (Gr.K) Teacher Guide WS12125.9 978-0-7609-6331-9     $5.95
  Book AA (Gr.1 early) Student Book 10-Pack WS12126 978-0-7609-6317-3     $39.90
  Book AA (Gr.1 early) Teacher Guide WS12126.9 978-0-7609-6332-6     $5.95
  Book A (Gr.1 mid) Student Book 10-Pack WS12127 978-0-7609-6318-0     $39.90
  Book A (Gr.1 mid) Teacher Guide WS12127.9 978-0-7609-6333-3     $5.95
  Book B (Gr.2) Student Book 10-Pack WS12128 978-0-7609-6319-7     $39.90
  Book B (Gr.2) Teacher Guide WS12128.9 978-0-7609-6334-0     $5.95
  Book C (Gr.3) Student Book 10-Pack WS12129 978-0-7609-6320-3     $39.90
  Book C (Gr.3) Teacher Guide WS12129.9 978-0-7609-6335-7     $5.95
  Book D (Gr.4) Student Book 10-Pack WS12130 978-0-7609-6321-0     $39.90
  Book D (Gr.4) Teacher Guide WS12130.9 978-0-7609-6336-4     $5.95
  Book E (Gr.5) Student Book 10-Pack WS12131 978-0-7609-6322-7     $39.90
  Book E (Gr.5) Teacher Guide WS12131.9 978-0-7609-6337-1     $5.95
  Book F (Gr.6) Student Book 10-Pack WS12132 978-0-7609-6323-4     $39.90
  Book F (Gr.6) Teacher Guide WS12132.9 978-0-7609-6338-8     $5.95
  Book G (Gr.7) Student Book 10-Pack WS12133 978-0-7609-6324-1     $39.90
  Book G (Gr.7) Teacher Guide WS12133.9 978-0-7609-6339-5     $5.95
  Book H (Gr.8) Student Book 10-Pack WS12134 978-0-7609-6325-8     $39.90
  Book H (Gr.8) Teacher Guide WS12134.9 978-0-7609-6340-1     $5.95


  Book K Student Book WS12140 978-0-7609-6361-6     $9.95
  Book K Teacher Guide WS12140.9 978-0-7609-6376-0     $9.95
  Book AA Student Book WS12141 978-0-7609-6362-3     $9.95
  Book AA Teacher Guide WS12141.9 978-0-7609-6377-7     $9.95
  Book A Student Book WS12142 978-0-7609-6363-0     $9.95
  Book A Teacher Guide WS12142.9 978-0-7609-6378-4     $9.95
  Book B Student Book WS12143 978-0-7609-6364-7     $9.95
  Book B Teacher Guide WS12143.9 978-0-7609-6379-1     $9.95
  Book C Student Book WS12144 978-0-7609-6365-4     $9.95
  Book C Teacher Guide WS12144.9 978-0-7609-6380-7     $9.95
  Book D Student Book WS12145 978-0-7609-6366-1     $9.95
  Book D Teacher Guide WS12145.9 978-0-7609-6381-4     $9.95
  Book E Student Book WS12146 978-0-7609-6367-8     $9.95
  Book E Teacher Guide WS12146.9 978-0-7609-6382-1     $9.95
  Book F Student Book WS12147 978-0-7609-6368-5     $9.95
  Book F Teacher Guide WS12147.9 978-0-7609-6383-8     $9.95
  Book G Student Book WS12148 978-0-7609-6369-2     $9.95
  Book G Teacher Guide WS12148.9 978-0-7609-6384-5     $9.95
  Book H Student Book WS12149 978-0-7609-6370-8     $9.95
  Book H Teacher Guide WS12149.9 978-0-7609-6385-2     $9.95

QtyCARS/STARS Book Collection

  Book K (Gr.K+) WS12375 978-0-7609-6578-8     $339.00
  Book AA (Gr.1 early) WS12376 978-0-7609-6579-5     $339.00
  Book A (Gr.1 mid) WS12377 978-0-7609-6580-1     $339.00
  Book B (Gr.2) WS12378 978-0-7609-6581-8     $339.00
  Book C (Gr.3) WS12379 978-0-7609-6582-5     $339.00
  Book D (Gr.4) WS12380 978-0-7609-6583-2     $339.00
  Book E (Gr.5) WS12381 978-0-7609-6584-9     $339.00
  Book F (Gr.6) WS12382 978-0-7609-6585-6     $339.00
  Book G (Gr.7) WS12383 978-0-7609-6586-3     $339.00
  Book H (Gr.8) WS12384 978-0-7609-6587-0     $339.00

QtyCARS/STARS/Extensions Book Collection

  Book A (Gr.1 mid) WS12367 978-0-7609-6570-2     $559.00
  Book B (Gr.2) WS12368 978-0-7609-6571-9     $559.00
  Book C (Gr.3) WS12369 978-0-7609-6572-6     $559.00
  Book D (Gr.4) WS12370 978-0-7609-6573-3     $559.00
  Book E (Gr.5) WS12371 978-0-7609-6574-0     $559.00
  Book F (Gr.6) WS12372 978-0-7609-6575-7     $559.00
  Book G (Gr.7) WS12373 978-0-7609-6576-4     $559.00
  Book H (Gr.8) WS12374 978-0-7609-6577-1     $559.00

QtyCARS Spanish

  Book A (Gr.1 mid) Student Book 10-Pack WS12135 978-0-7609-6326-5     $39.90
  Book A (Gr.1 mid) Teacher Guide WS12135.9 978-0-7609-6341-8     $5.95
  Book B (Gr.2) Student Book 10-Pack WS12136 978-0-7609-6327-2     $39.90
  Book B (Gr.2) Teacher Guide WS12136.9 978-0-7609-6342-5     $5.95
  Book C (Gr.3) Student Book 10-Pack WS12137 978-0-7609-6328-9     $39.90
  Book C (Gr.3) Teacher Guide WS12137.9 978-0-7609-6343-2     $5.95
  Book D (Gr.4) Student Book 10-Pack WS12138 978-0-7609-6329-6     $39.90
  Book D (Gr.4) Teacher Guide WS12138.9 978-0-7609-6344-9     $5.95
  Book E (Gr.5) Student Book 10-Pack WS12139 978-0-7609-6330-2     $39.90
  Book E (Gr.5) Teacher Guide WS12139.9 978-0-7609-6345-6     $5.95

QtySTARS Spanish

  Book A Student Book WS12150 978-0-7609-6371-5     $9.95
  Book A Teacher Guide WS12150.9 978-0-7609-6386-9     $9.95
  Book B Student Book WS12151 978-0-7609-6372-2     $9.95
  Book B Teacher Guide WS12151.9 978-0-7609-6387-6     $9.95
  Book C Student Book WS12152 978-0-7609-6373-9     $9.95
  Book C Teacher Guide WS12152.9 978-0-7609-6388-3     $9.95
  Book D Student Book WS12153 978-0-7609-6374-6     $9.95
  Book D Teacher Guide WS12153.9 978-0-7609-6389-0     $9.95
  Book E Student Book WS12154 978-0-7609-6375-3     $9.95
  Book E Teacher Guide WS12154.9 978-0-7609-6390-6     $9.95

QtyCARS/STARS Book Collection Spanish

  Book A (Gr. 1 mid) WS12385 978-0-7609-6588-7     $339.00
  Book B (Gr. 2) WS12386 978-0-7609-6589-4     $339.00
  Book C (Gr. 3) WS12387 978-0-7609-6590-0     $339.00
  Book D (Gr. 4) WS12388 978-0-7609-6591-7     $339.00
  Book E (Gr. 5) WS12389 978-0-7609-6592-4     $339.00

The CARS® & STARS® and CARS®, STARS®, and Extensions in Reading® Book Collections focus on the 12 key reading strategies to improve students' reading ability.

  • Finding main idea
  • Recalling facts and details
  • Understanding sequence
  • Recognizing cause and effect
  • Comparing and contrasting
  • Making predictions
  • Finding word meaning in context
  • Drawing conclusions and making inferences
  • Distinguishing fact from opinion
  • Identifying author's purpose
  • Interpreting figurative language
  • Summarizing

The CARS® & STARS® Book Collection includes:
—25 Student Books plus a Teacher Guide from each of the two series
Total 50 Student Books and 2 Teacher Guides

The CARS®, STARS®, and Extensions in Reading® Book Collection includes:
—25 Student Books plus a Teacher Guide from each of the three series
Total 75 Student Books and 3 Teacher Guides.

Comprehensive Assessment of Reading Strategies (CARS®)
Strategies To Achieve Reading Success (STARS®)
Extensions in Reading
FOCUS on Reading
Comprehensive Assessment of Mathematics Strategies (CAMS®)
Strategies to Achieve Mathematics Success (STAMS®)
CAMS® & STAMS® Book Collection

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