Now We Get It!: Boosting Comprehension with Collaborative Strategic Reading
April 2012, Jossey-Bass
Collaborative Strategic Reading is an innovative new approach to teaching reading that weaves together two instructional programs: cooperative learning and reading comprehension strategy instruction. In small groups, students work through the four main steps-Preview, "Click and Clunk," Get the Gist, and Wrap Up-helping each other improve comprehension and increase reading fluency. This book offers a hands-on guide to implementing CSR in grades 4 through 12. It includes sample dialogues for teachers to use during instruction, ready-to-use activities, a wealth of classroom-ready materials, and tips for training on CSR.
Bonus web content includes a PowerPoint presentation on CSR and short video clips.
- A proven program for improving reading skills in mixed-ability classrooms
- Janette Klingner and bestselling author Sharon Vaughn are the originators of CSR
- CSR recently won a highly coveted i3 (Investing in Innovation) grant from the U.S. Department of Education
How to Teach Collaborative Strategic Reading helps educators, reading specialists, and staff developers create better readers through CSR.
Introduction: Collaborative Strategic Reading in a Nutshell xiii
Part I: Getting to Know Collaborative Strategic Reading 1
Chapter 1: How CSR Works 3
Part II: Teaching CSR in the Classroom 17
Chapter 2: Teaching the CSR Strategies to Students 19
Chapter 3: Implementing CSR Cooperative Learning 50
Chapter 4: Using Student Data to Inform Instructional Decisions 70
Part III: Providing CSR Professional Development and Ongoing Support 89
Chapter 5: Providing CSR Professional Development 91
Chapter 6: Supporting CSR Through Coaching and Booster Sessions 117
Part IV: Appendixes 139
Appendix A: Classroom-Ready CSR Materials 141
Appendix B: The Research Base Behind CSR 169
Janette Klingner is a professor of education specializing in bilingual multicultural special education at the University of Colorado at Boulder. Sharon Vaughn is a professor at University of Texas-Austin and executive director of the Meadows Center for Preventing Educational Risk. Alison Boardman is an assistant research professor at the University of Colorado at Boulder. Elizabeth Swanson is a research assistant professor at the University of Texas at Austin.