Strategies to Achieve Reading Success is a prescriptive reading series that provides essential instruction in the same 12 reading strategies (6 at Level P) 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 Teacher Guide opens with an overview of the series as a whole, including: information about using CARS and STARS; a suggested pacing chart for using the series with your students; an introduction focusing on specific elements of STARS Plus lessons; a summary of the research behind the series; and Reproducible Strategy Bookmarks that point out the strategies used in each specific level.
The in-depth Lesson Plans are the heart of each STARS Plus Teacher Guide. These are guides for each of the STARS Plus student-book lessons that include a facsimile of every student book page, containing the correct answers as well as teacher tips. Each Lesson Plan also includes some of these special features: ELL Support; Genre Focus; Teacher's Corner; Reteaching; and Connecting with Literature, all designed to broaden and enhance the specific instruction being given in that lesson. Finally, the STARS Plus Teacher Guides conclude with a reproducible version of the answer form that students can use to record their answers for each lesson, and a completed answer form for the use of the teacher.