New Product: ThinkCERCA’s Practical Writing

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 Practical Writing.

ThinkCERCA is a supplemental literacy program that supports English language arts instruction for grades 3 -12. Learning List recently reviewed the material for high school Practical Writing. This fully digital program scaffolds instruction through close reading and academic writing.  

The lessons for Practical Writing are a subset of the lessons for English language arts. The material organizes student learning around an academic writing process, using the CERCA framework, which consistently requires students to cite textual evidence to support their statements.

The editorial review notes that the program differentiates instruction by student level and provides extensive practice for students who need support with critical reading and analytical writing. Learning List’s alignment report can support your teachers’ successful implementation of this product by identifying precisely to which standards the material is and is not aligned.

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 ThinkCERCA*

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.