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Why use ThinkCERCA?

Why use ThinkCERCA?

ThinkCERCA offers free Common Core aligned lessons that focus on close reading that include embedded vocabulary and formative assessments to gauge understanding. Teachers can assign these lessons to the whole class or to individual students, and they can track student performance on the automated assessments.

How much does ThinkCERCA cost?■ Retail Price: An annual license costs $30–$40 per pupil, depending on the number of students. Professional development opportunities cost $1,000–$6,000 and include training and ongoing support.

What does CERCA mean in ThinkCERCA?

ThinkCERCA is a subscription-based online literacy program focused on critical thinking and argumentative writing skills for students in grades 3-12. The CERCA acronym (Claims, Evidence, Reasoning, Counterarguments, Audience) stands for the site’s structured approach to critical thinking and argumentation.

What is cerca writing?

The CERCA Framework is a scaffolded approach to literacy that helps students develop their critical thinking skills. ThinkCERCA’s expert-designed lessons walk students through the process of analyzing content-rich texts and multimedia to construct cohesive argumentative, informational, or narrative writings.

What core subjects can you use in ThinkCERCA?

With ThinkCERCA, students learn how to consume information, think about it critically, and express their thoughts effectively in ELA, social studies, science, and math.

How do you use cerca?

Using Cerca as an Adverb So estar cerca is used to say that something is near as in the first two examples. El fin del mundo está cerca. (The end of the world is near.) El triunfo está cerca.

What does the A stand for in Cerca?

CERCA. Claim Evidence Reasoning Counter Argument.

What is the purpose of an introduction in an argument?

Introducing your argument The introduction serves to capture the reader’s interest, provide background information, present your thesis statement, and (in longer essays) to summarize the structure of the body.

Why is it important to provide evidence when supporting your thinking about a text or topic?

Citing Your Sources Citing evidence means distinguishing other writers’ information from your own ideas and giving credit to your sources.

Should schools use suspension as a disciplinary measure?

The American Institutes for Research recently released a study that shows in-school and out-of-school suspensions are ineffective methods for dealing with student misbehavior in middle and high schools.

What’s the difference between Cerca and Cercano?

Cerca is and adverb and cercano an adjective, what does really mean? Ok, let’s see! Does it make sense? “Mi hermano y yo estamos cerca” means we are around, we are talking about location, but when we say “Mi hermano y yo somos cercanos”, means we are close, like our relationship is close.

What is circa abbreviated for?

circa. Circa, which translates as “around” or “approximately,” usually appears with dates. You may see it abbreviated as c. or ca.

What counts as good evidence for a claim?

The best way to do this is to research the topic, develop a thesis statement, hypothesis, or claim and then use evidence to support this claim. Evidence is the facts, examples, or sources used to support a claim. In the sciences, this might be data retrieved from an experiment or a scientific journal article.

What are alternatives to suspension?

While additional information beyond that provided here will be needed for appropriate implementation, the examples below describe multiple promising alternatives to suspension:

  • Problem solving/contracting.
  • Restitution.
  • Mini-courses or skill modules.
  • Parent involvement/supervision.
  • Counseling.
  • Community service.