Sample Lesson Plans

Sample Lesson Plans
A roadmap to success

Collaborative Strategic Reading (CSR) lesson plans were designed by a team of district curriculum coordinators, CSR Colorado staff, University of Colorado Boulder content experts, teachers and teacher leaders to align with Denver Public Schools (DPS)’ established curriculum, pacing and planning guidelines.

Everything a teacher needs for greater student achievement

Collaborative Strategic Reading CSR ColoradoIncluded in every CSR lesson plan are all the resources and information a teacher would need to effectively teach a lesson using the strategies—essential key vocabulary as well as video-clips and pictures to illustrate the words; possible clunks; gist and review statements; and explicit connections to DPS curriculum.

Lesson plans exist for each grade level in each content area. Readings for each lesson are selected from the curriculum or supplemental readings aligned with the ‘big ideas’ and key concepts of each unit of study. Each lesson plan details intended content outcomes and highlights potential opportunities for emphasis on CSR strategy practice.

Sample Lesson Plans

Below are a sample of CSR lesson plans for 6th grade science, 7th grade social studies and 8th grade language arts.