Putting the CROWD in the CAR Module

Module Goals

The goal of this module is to describe an approach for refining and expanding your shared reading practice, called the CROWD (Whitehurst et al., 1988). The module also describes when teachers and their students are ready to expand beyond the CAR strategy to encourage participation and begin using the CROWD.

Learning Outcomes


Participants will be able to explain the difference between the CAR and the CROWD strategies.


Participants will be able to tell what each letter of the CROWD represents.


Participants will be able to describe when teachers and students are ready to begin using the CROWD strategy.

Professional Development for Independent Learning

Online Module

Professional Development for Group Learning

Facilitated Module