There are two easy ways to provide differentiated instruction using the STARS Series.
By Reading Strategy
Use the results from the Pretests in the CARS Series to diagnose the individual needs of your children.
Then use the matching STARS level to provide targeted instruction in one specific strategy or in several strategies to remediate areas that need improvement and/or reinforcement.
Or, you may wish to provide instruction using the entire STARS level to build children's basic knowledge of all the reading strategies.
By Reading Level
Children are likely to be reading at different skill levels regardless of age or school level (below year level, at year level or above year level). You can use the levelled modules in the STARS Series (Reading Levels P–H) to meet this need.
To enable this type of differentiated instruction, the sequence of the strategies in the STARS Series are the same from lesson to lesson (with some exceptions in the earliest Reading Levels). So all children undertaking the program receive the same reading-strategy instruction but work with appropriately levelled reading passages.
For example, some year-two children may be working on-level at level B, which contains reading passages that don't extend beyond a year-two reading level. At the same time, other children of the same age may be assigned an above-level module, while others may be assigned a below-level module.