Now We Get It!Boosting Comprehension with Collaborative Strategic Reading
Bonus web content includes a PowerPoint presentation on CSR and short video clips." to: "Bonus web content includes a PowerPoint presentation on CSR implementation.
About the Authors v Acknowledgments vii 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 Notes 178 Index 183
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.
Now We Get It! This practical book offers teachers and staff developers in grades 4–12 a step-by-step guide to the acclaimed Collaborative Strategic Reading (CSR) program. CSR is an evidence-based approach to boosting comprehension in mixed-ability classrooms. Weaving together two instructional programs—cooperative learning and reading comprehension strategy instruction—CSR gives students the confidence they need to increase understanding and boost reading fluency. Working collaboratively in small groups, students apply the four main CSR steps PREVIEW: Students brainstorm and predict what they will learn in a text CLICK AND CLUNK: Students note terms they find difficult (called "clunks") and work through them until they're understood (turning them from "clunks" to "clicks") GET THE GIST: Students explain in their own words the main idea of a sentence or paragraph WRAP UP: Students review the text and construct questions about it, helping them boost study skills and prepare for exams The book provides everything teachers and staff developers need to implement CSR seamlessly and successfully, including: classroom-ready materials, handouts, descriptions, sample dialogues, ready-to-use activities, useful resources, and suggestions for training educators on the CSR program. Questions and practices aligning with the Common Core Standards are also provided. Bonus web content includes a PowerPoint presentation on CSR and short video clips. "CSR has truly made a difference with our students. It is a systematic process that can be replicated and easily integrated into our curriculum. The result has been an increase in student comprehension, translating into increases in scores across all content areas." — CHRIS ULCAK, principal, R.C. Barton Middle School, Buda, Texas