Strategies to Achieve Reading Success is a prescriptive reading series that provides essential instruction in the same 12 reading strategies as the diagnostic CARS Plus Series. This ten-level series is also designed for students in years P to 8. The STARS Plus Series provides precise instruction in and practice with the strategies students need to master in order to achieve reading success.
These new, updated editions expand on the research-proven success of the earlier series to make boosting your students' reading comprehension with targeted instruction in the core strategies even easier. If you've used CARS and STARS before you'll notice updated versions of familiar stories and some new additions in each series. Stories have been carefully selected and reformulated to more specifically tailor them to each specific level of the program.
Each STARS Plus Student Book contains 12 strategy lessons, one lesson for each reading strategy. Each ten-page lesson provides instruction and practice in the targeted reading strategy. Students read several passages and answer 16 strategy-based selected-response (multiple-choice) questions.
The strategy lessons are scaffolded, providing a gradual release of support. Each lesson moves from modelled instruction to guided instruction to modelled practice to guided practice to independent practice. A four-page review lesson follows every three strategy lessons. Students read two longer passages and answer 12 selected-response questions that focus on the target reading strategies in the three previous lessons. A twelve-page final review gives practice in all 12 reading strategies. Students read four longer passages and answer 48 selected-response questions that focus on all the reading strategies in the book.