One platform for teaching close reading and writing across subjects.
To be prepared for the world ahead, research shows students need regular writing practice across subjects. With ThinkCERCA, students learn how to consume information, think about it critically, and express their thoughts effectively in ELA, social studies, science, and math.
Our online curriculum walks students through the process of analyzing content-rich texts and multimedia to construct cohesive argumentative, informational, or narrative writings.
Teach with a shared literacy framework.
- Common language for the entire team
- Scaffolded approach for teaching writing across subjects
- Streamlined process for developing students’ critical thinking skills
Make writing across the
curriculum a reality.
ThinkCERCA for ELA
Our thematic-based ELA curriculum includes a curated scope and sequence designed to engage students in topics such as personal identity, family and relationships, catalysts for change, and more.
- Leveled informational and literary texts
- Aligned to CCSS and other state standards
- Direct instruction on discrete literacy skills and concepts
ThinkCERCA for Social Studies
We collaborated with the designers of the C3 Framework to develop our approach to social studies content. ThinkCERCA’s leveled lessons cover key social studies topics—across geographical locations and time periods—to help students build discipline-specific background knowledge and evaluate multiple perspectives.
- Alignment to the C3 Framework
- Lessons that support DBQs
- Discipline-specific writing prompts for lively discussions and debates
ThinkCERCA for STEM
With ThinkCERCA, students build upon the CER method to construct explanations, communicate information, and evaluate hypotheses and theories. Our lessons help students prepare for rigorous assessments and connect their scientific and mathematical knowledge to life outside of the classroom.
- Alignment to NGSS and CCR
- Discipline-specific texts and writing prompts
- Real-world application of scientific and mathematical concepts
Dr. Curtis Jones
of the Year
Bibb County Schools, Georgia
"ThinkCERCA gave our students a way to analyze and respond to written passages that cited evidence, considered the counterargument, and the audience. Our students started using this framework in other areas and the quality of classroom instruction increased accordingly."
and narrative texts
close reading features
interoperable data reports