New Product: Mentoring Minds ThinkUp! ELAR for TEKS

Do you need a product to support student mastery of TEKS? Take a look at Learning List’s reviews of Mentoring Minds ThinkUp! ELAR.

Learning List recently reviewed Mentoring Minds ThinkUp! ELAR which supports instruction in grades K through 8. Content is available in print with an online pre-assessment. This product is designed to develop literacy skills through the integration of the seven strands of the 2017 TEKS for ELAR. ThinkUp! also supports instruction in the 9 traits of critical thinking as defined by Mentoring Minds. Materials are available in English and Spanish.

The consumable student edition provides concise, organized instruction and practice focused on the ELAR TEKS. ThinkUp! ELAR organizes content in units, each highlighting a TEKS-based learning target and focusing on specific traits of critical thinking. Each unit in the student book contains five sections: Getting Started, Instruction, Assessment, Extension, and Reflection. STAAR-styled passages, questions, and essays comprise the majority of the student edition. Reading passages include literary and informational texts. Units also include reflection questions requiring students to write about their learning and thinking.  Extension activities, projects, and Home Connections enhance student learning.

The teacher edition does not duplicate the student edition, but provides specific instructional guidance for each section in the student edition. Teacher resources include, answer keys, rubrics, Lexile analysis, and supplemental activities and interventions to support struggling students.

Learning List has completed a standard-by-standard alignment report, qualitative review of the instructional content and a review of the technology compatibility for each grade level covered by this material.  To learn more about this product and thousands more PreK-12 instructional materials, contact Learning List for subscription information.

About Mentoring Minds*

Mentoring Minds is an educational publisher focused on the success of students. Mentoring Minds’ passion is to develop quality educational materials that encourage students to think critically for effective problem solving. Equipped with many years of educational experience, Mentoring Minds’ product development team creates materials that address relevant issues in the classroom such as critical thinking, vocabulary development, the prevention of bullying, classroom management, and accommodations for students with special needs.

*Information in this section is provided by or adapted from Mentoring Minds.