Raising the Standards Video Book Study

Before starting this study, you will need to purchase a copy of Raising the Standards Through Chapter Books: The C. I. A. Approach, by Sarah Collinge

 

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Whether you are new to the program, or looking for a refresher course, this video book study will guide you in using the Read Side by Side Reading Program.

Structure of the Course:

1. Read each chapter of Raising the Standards, highlighting and taking notes.

2. After reading each chapter, watch the short video provided.

3. Contact the team at Read Side by Side with your questions, or

4. Request a quote for an online Q&A session with author, Sarah Collinge.

Introduction:
Identifying Trends

Sarah tells about the classroom trends that led her to this work.

Scope and Sequence

RTS Intro Video
Chapter 1:
Implementing Routines Grounded in Research

Sarah shares how to set up your classroom and create routines.

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RTS Ch. 1 video
Chapter 2:
C. I. A. Overview

Sarah shares how to teach students to read a chapter book using the collect-interpret-apply approach.

C. I. A. Handout

RTS Ch. 2 Video
Chapter 3:
Collecting Critical Information in Quadrant #1

Good readers identify the main story elements as they read quadrant #1.  Sarah demonstrates this with the text Earthquake Terror.

RTS Ch. 3 video
Chapter 4:
Interpreting the Text in Quadrant #2

Good readers use comprehension strategies to develop deeper thinking in quadrant #2.  Sarah demonstrates this with the text Earthquake Terror.

RTS Ch. 4 video
You are half-way toward completing the video book study!  Request a quote for a web-call with Sarah to get your questions answered.
Chapter 5:
Interpreting the Text in Quadrant #3.

Good readers add evidence to support a line of thinking in quadrant #3.  Sarah demonstrates this with the text Earthquake Terror.

RTS Ch. 5 Video
Chapter 6:
Apply the Text to Your Life in Quadrant #4

Good readers evaluate the author's message in  quadrant #4.  Sarah demonstrates this with the text Earthquake Terror.

 

RTS Ch. 6 Video
Chapter 7:
Visualizing the Year

Sarah discusses how to plan for a year of learning with the Read Side by Side Reading Program.

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