Click image for an enlarged preview

Looking for more information?
Call 1-800-225-0248


Grades K–8

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.

To create a quote, add the quantities you’d like to purchase and select the action at the bottom of the form. Your items will be automatically added to your quote.

Print Blank Order Form

How to Place an Order
Please contact your local Educational Consultant or call Customer Service at 800-225-0248 for detailed product and purchasing information.

Prices and product availability are subject to change without notice.


  Book K Student Book WS12140 978-0-7609-6361-6     $9.95
  Book K Teacher Guide WS12140.9 978-0-7609-6376-0     $9.95
  Book AA Student Book WS12141 978-0-7609-6362-3     $9.95
  Book AA Teacher Guide WS12141.9 978-0-7609-6377-7     $9.95
  Book A Student Book WS12142 978-0-7609-6363-0     $9.95
  Book A Teacher Guide WS12142.9 978-0-7609-6378-4     $9.95
  Book B Student Book WS12143 978-0-7609-6364-7     $9.95
  Book B Teacher Guide WS12143.9 978-0-7609-6379-1     $9.95
  Book C Student Book WS12144 978-0-7609-6365-4     $9.95
  Book C Teacher Guide WS12144.9 978-0-7609-6380-7     $9.95
  Book D Student Book WS12145 978-0-7609-6366-1     $9.95
  Book D Teacher Guide WS12145.9 978-0-7609-6381-4     $9.95
  Book E Student Book WS12146 978-0-7609-6367-8     $9.95
  Book E Teacher Guide WS12146.9 978-0-7609-6382-1     $9.95
  Book F Student Book WS12147 978-0-7609-6368-5     $9.95
  Book F Teacher Guide WS12147.9 978-0-7609-6383-8     $9.95
  Book G Student Book WS12148 978-0-7609-6369-2     $9.95
  Book G Teacher Guide WS12148.9 978-0-7609-6384-5     $9.95
  Book H Student Book WS12149 978-0-7609-6370-8     $9.95
  Book H Teacher Guide WS12149.9 978-0-7609-6385-2     $9.95

QtyCARS/STARS Book Collection

  Book K (Gr.K+) WS12375 978-0-7609-6578-8     $339.00
  Book AA (Gr.1 early) WS12376 978-0-7609-6579-5     $339.00
  Book A (Gr.1 mid) WS12377 978-0-7609-6580-1     $339.00
  Book B (Gr.2) WS12378 978-0-7609-6581-8     $339.00
  Book C (Gr.3) WS12379 978-0-7609-6582-5     $339.00
  Book D (Gr.4) WS12380 978-0-7609-6583-2     $339.00
  Book E (Gr.5) WS12381 978-0-7609-6584-9     $339.00
  Book F (Gr.6) WS12382 978-0-7609-6585-6     $339.00
  Book G (Gr.7) WS12383 978-0-7609-6586-3     $339.00
  Book H (Gr.8) WS12384 978-0-7609-6587-0     $339.00

QtySTARS Spanish

  Book A Student Book WS12150 978-0-7609-6371-5     $9.95
  Book A Teacher Guide WS12150.9 978-0-7609-6386-9     $9.95
  Book B Student Book WS12151 978-0-7609-6372-2     $9.95
  Book B Teacher Guide WS12151.9 978-0-7609-6387-6     $9.95
  Book C Student Book WS12152 978-0-7609-6373-9     $9.95
  Book C Teacher Guide WS12152.9 978-0-7609-6388-3     $9.95
  Book D Student Book WS12153 978-0-7609-6374-6     $9.95
  Book D Teacher Guide WS12153.9 978-0-7609-6389-0     $9.95
  Book E Student Book WS12154 978-0-7609-6375-3     $9.95
  Book E Teacher Guide WS12154.9 978-0-7609-6390-6     $9.95

QtyCARS/STARS Book Collection Spanish

  Book A (Gr. 1 mid) WS12385 978-0-7609-6588-7     $339.00
  Book B (Gr. 2) WS12386 978-0-7609-6589-4     $339.00
  Book C (Gr. 3) WS12387 978-0-7609-6590-0     $339.00
  Book D (Gr. 4) WS12388 978-0-7609-6591-7     $339.00
  Book E (Gr. 5) WS12389 978-0-7609-6592-4     $339.00

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

Related Products

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

Comprehensive Assessment of Reading Strategies (CARS®)
FOCUS on Reading
Comprehensive Assessment of Mathematics Strategies (CAMS®)
Strategies to Achieve Mathematics Success (STAMS®)
CAMS® & STAMS® Book Collection

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


Related Documents

Select a Sample Lesson


STARS Spanish