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STARS

Book A Student Book
ISBN: 978-0-7609-6371-5
© 2010 2006

2010 copyright

Using the results of the CARS pretest, target instruction on the essential reading comprehension strategies with the highly-scaffolded, five-part lessons in STARS.

  • Explicit instruction and practice in a carefully structured format that fully supports students
  • Gradual release of responsibility and practice with short pieces of text builds students' confidence
  • Multiple definitions and examples of each strategy within each lesson continually reinforce understanding
  • Easy-to-use, informative Teacher Guide makes every teacher a reading expert

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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STARS® focuses 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 all-new STARS® Teacher Guides provide a wealth of new information and support for teachers.

  • More modeling to help teachers introduce the 12 strategies
  • Connection to Literature feature to apply strategies to authentic literature
  • Re-teaching box to reinforce student learning

The STARS® Series also supports ELLs and ESL students with:

  • Prior knowledge activation
  • Explicit instruction
  • Graphic organizers
  • Theme-based instruction

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

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  • Instruction—STARS® Series
  • Application—Extensions in Reading® Series

CARS® & STARS® Book CollectionSAVE!
25 Student Books plus a Teacher Guide from each of the two series. Total 50 Student Books, 2 Teacher Guides:

  • Pretest, benchmark, and post test—CARS® Series
  • Instruction—STARS® Series

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I had been looking for materials to explicitly teach reading comprehension strategies to 5th grade LD students, and was delighted to find the STARS books. To help them remember the strategies, I had students create their own picture icons (using adhesive mailing labels). They had to write the name of the strategy and a simple picture to represent it. As they learned each strategy, they added the illustrated label for it on the inside covers of their books, for easy reference. We also found it helpful to turn the reading strategies around to use as references for writing prompts.

Marlene Moyer, Massachusetts

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