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CRISS FOR TEACHERS CRISS Reference Guide for Teachers

Project CRISS Reference Guide for Teachers

This full-color flipbook provides an overview of the core principles and philosophy underlying the CRISS Framework for Learning, explanations and examples of 19 high-impact strategies, and extensions appropriate across all grade levels and content areas. Whether or not teachers have attended an Introduction to Project CRISS workshop, this quick reference guide is an excellent resource for planning instruction that incorporates modeling, think alouds, and a gradual release of responsibility for student self-directed learning.

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CRISS Learning Poster Sets

These 19”x25” student-friendly color posters highlight strategy processes and the CRISS Principles and Philosophy. Six topics (each contains six posters): Basics, Discussion, Organizing for Learning, Strategies for Learning, Vocabulary, and Writing. Available as a full package of 36 or in individual topic sets.

CRISS Learning Poster Set 1CRISS Learning Poster Set 2CRISS Learning Poster Set 3CRISS Learning Poster Set 4CRISS Learning Poster Set 5CRISS Learning Poster Set 6

CRISS At a Glance Poster

CRISS At a Glance Poster/Desk Mat

This 17”x22” poster displays the CRISS Framework for Teaching, instructional reminders, prompts for planning and teaching, and high-impact strategy ideas “at a glance”. A great planning tool for teaching and learning, this resource is appropriate for teachers of all grade levels and content areas. Ready to laminate. Sold individually and in sets of 30. Whole-staff discounts available.


CRISS Learning Poster Set - GNP edition

CRISS Framework for Learning Posters – Featuring Glacier National Park

Highlighting the beauty and wonder of America’s Jewel of the Continent, this set of four, 11”x17” CRISS Framework for Learning posters includes gorgeous images of Glacier National Park scenery and wildlife photographed by Hike734 video blogger, Jake Bramante. The images act as visual analogies to help students remember. Appropriate for all ages! Comes with 2-page guide.


CRISS Cornerstones - Secondary EditionCRISS Cornerstones - Elementary Edition

CRISS Cornerstones

This follow-up component strengthens CRISS implementation for individual teachers or teaching teams with a series of 15 focused mini-lessons. Used in conjunction with the video set, Reading in the Content Areas with Research-based CRISS Strategies, CRISS Cornerstones expands teacher awareness of the resources available in the CRISS manual, encourages teachers to think critically about and reflect upon their teaching, and supports development of CRISS strategic learning plans.

CRISS Cornerstones is a great resource to drive professional learning community discussions!

Two versions of this guide are available, Elementary and Secondary, with corresponding videos.

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CRISS Classroom Presentation Materials

Project CRISS Classroom Presentation Materials

This CD-Rom includes PowerPoint slides and blackline masters for many of the CRISS principles and strategies. Use these premade materials to teach students the specific steps for strategies. Blackline masters are available as editable MS Word and pdf documents.


Reading in the Content Areas (Dr. Carol Santa) Video Journal of Education from the School Improvement Network

Specify Elementary or Secondary, DVD available for institutions and individuals.

CRISS Reading in the Content Areas - Elementary DVDCRISS Reading in the Content Areas - Secondary DVD


The Project CRISS online resource area provides users with tools to implement CRISS with students at all grade levels and in all content areas. This section of our website has classroom-ready reproducibles noted in the 4th edition manual.

One year of online access is provided to anyone who attends a 4e Introduction to Project CRISS workshop. Individuals or districts may re-subscribe after one year for a small fee. Site license available.


CRISS for Parents - English EditionCRISS for Parents - Spanish Edition

CRISS For Parents

This full-color flipbook includes an overview of the CRISS Principles and Philosophy and explanations and examples of over 16 of the most popular strategies. This is a great resource to get parents involved in supporting their students at home. Available in English and Spanish.

Project CRISS offers a Project CRISS for Parents workshop. During the workshop, parents are introduced to the CRISS principles and some of the learning strategies and receive the flipbook. Contact the CRISS National Office for more information.

The flipbook may be purchased without attending a workshop.

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CRISS for Homeschool Parents

CRISS For Homeschool Parents

This booklet for parents and their children has an introduction to the Project CRISS Principles of Learning and provides a variety of ways to organize, write, and discuss content information. The principles and strategies presented represent the process for learning, not the content. Parents should work with their children to encourage them to always use the principles of learning, as these tools help students become independent learners.

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This guide for school and district administrators and teacher leaders helps plan, manage, and evaluate Project CRISS implementation. Informed by research and work conducted across the country, this booklet is organized around five basic questions:

  • How do schools/districts launch Project CRISS effectively?
  • What are the keys to successful implementation?
  • How do schools/districts sustain Project CRISS implementation?
  • How can schools/districts enlist the support of parents and the community?
  • How can administrative walk-throughs support and guide Project CRISS implementation?
Project CRISS for Admininstrators - Elementary VersionProject CRISS for Admininstrators - Secondary Version

CRISS for Administrators is an active guide with journal prompts, discussion topics, reflection, and a three-year planning tool devoted to sustained, effective implementation.

Two versions of this guide are available, Elementary and Secondary, with a corresponding video, Reading in the Content Areas with Research-based CRISS Strategies.

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CRISS for Administrators training is available. Click here for information.