If you have never heard of Collaborative Strategic Reading (CSR) before, soon it will take over your life. CSR ( created by J.K. Klinger & S. Vaughn) is a researched based strategy that is used to help teach students how to monitor their own comprehension. It is a before, during and after reading strategy. I taught a workshop on CSR a few years ago and I have been using it in my class for a while. I would be more than glad to explain how to use this strategy for those of you who are interested. My students really enjoy CSR and if you would like to know more about it you can also click on this link http://iris.peabody.vanderbilt.edu/csr/csr_09.html . All of the materials you see in my pictures are property of the Iris Center and were obtained from the center. If you would like a copy of the materials click on this link http://iris.peabody.vanderbilt.edu/csr/csr_11.html
I love CSR because students work collaboratively and it is student directed. I also love how it teaches students to preview, predict, summarize and monitor their own comprehension. I hope you enjoy this strategy and find success with it within your own classroom.