Is your district looking for a way to improve students’ critical thinking and writing abilities? Take a look at Learning List’s reviews of ThinkCERCA for grades 9-12.
ThinkCERCA is a supplemental literacy program that supports English language arts instruction for grades 3 -12. Originally submitted for state adoption, this product was withdrawn and submitted to Learning List for review instead.
This fully digital program scaffolds instruction through close reading and academic writing with the goal of developing students’ critical reading, writing, and thinking skills. The materialorganizes student learning around an academic writing process, using the CERCA framework. ThinkCERCA focuses heavily on authentic, informational text and critical writing. The program can be used as the core ELA material with supplemental resources or as supplemental material in ELA or other content areas.
Learning List’s reviewers found that one strength of this material is how it is organized around themes based on current events. The themes and reading selections are engaging and help students make connections to the real world, to science and social studies content, and to current events.
Since this product did not go through the state adoption process, Learning List completed an alignment review showing to which standards for English I-IV the material is and is not aligned.
To learn more about this product and thousands more PreK-12 instructional materials, contact Learning List for subscription information.
ThinkCERCA’s personalized literacy platform helps educators teach critical thinking skills through argumentative writing. With students and teachers using its platform in all 50 states and 130 countries, the company has partnered with leaders in education, including Follett Corporation, and has been featured by The Atlantic and EdSurge. In a recent controlled study of 26 ed-tech tools by LEAP Innovations, ThinkCERCA was proven to help students achieve two years of academic growth per year on average.
*Information in this section is provided by or adapted from ThinkCERCA.