Students work on a CERCA after reading the article, “Bring Back Recess.”
In preparation for a debate, 5th-grade “Gifted and Talented” students are asked to read and analyze different literature about individuals whose actions made a difference in their societies.
Students work on the ThinkCERCA Applied Reading and Writing Lesson, “Are Under Twelves Disconnected?” in groups.
Students collaboratively read an article and use the CERCA framework to make a claim, provide evidence, and explain their reasoning.
During a Saturday test prep session, students work on their writing skills by developing stronger paragraphs.
Students preview a new CERCA text together while working in student centers.
A teacher explains how she uses ThinkCERCA’s lesson library to support Special Education students.
Students host a Socratic debate while the teacher provides a question and students are asked to take a stand. The students are supplied with texts related to the topic and prepare by gathering evidence to support their claim.
ThinkCERCA, Google Classroom, and Read and Write for Chrome are used to teach a poetry lesson.
Students use paper copies of articles to highlight evidence supporting two sides of an argument, then use the CERCA framework to express their view.
In small groups, students read an Additional Reading Practice lesson together and discuss its writing prompt: “How do retellings of traditional folktales highlight similarities and differences across cultures?”
Students share their favorite aspects of ThinkCERCA.
Students reflect on the impact of using ThinkCERCA’s Applied Reading and Writing Lessons.
Students work on the “Still I Rise” lesson plan with a focus on student analysis and poem breakdown.