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One platform for teaching close reading and writing across subjects.

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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.

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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
Our Solutions

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
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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
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Dr. Curtis Jones
2019 National
Superintendent
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."

 

Platform Features

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Argumentative, informational,
and narrative texts
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Leveled for grades 3-12
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Interactive essay builder with
close reading features
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Debatable class discussion questions
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Progress monitoring and
interoperable data reports
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Expert-curated teacher resources

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