Johns Hopkins University Secondary Support Initiative (JHUSSI)  

C-D-O Strategy




Purpose of Strategy/Approach


Use C-D-O revising strategy to improve writing whereby individual self-regulates revision of paper by following prompt sheet that lists the three steps of strategy to occur over a minimum of two out of three cycles.


Rationale of Lesson


Students will compare and contrast two science fiction short stories The Veldt and All in a Summer Day by Ray Bradbury through a variety of print, non-print, electronic, and other media to develop their ability to comprehend and critically interpret the short stories’ significance from a historical and or cultural context of technology.


Acknowledgment of Content Expert and Consultants


Pam Mayette and Dr. Mary Ellen Beatty-O’Ferrall


  • computer(s) with Microsoft Excel software
  • graph paper
  • pencils
  • colored markers
  • highlighters
  • C-D-O poster (at least one)
  • copies of C-D-O prompt sheet that can fit on an index card 
  • index cards 
  • glue sticks 
  • tape
  • overhead projector or computer with projector
  • thesaurus in book form or computers providing access to thesaurus over the internet
  • English journals or pieces of paper

References and Web Resources


C-D-O Strategy References and Web Resources