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Collaborating to find evidence is a teaching strategy that encourages students to engage with one another. This process involves different types of participation from students. First, they work individually to apply the CERCA Framework to a piece of
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Hosting a middle school poetry slam and don't have time to develop your own judging guide? Here's a handy rubric developed by the literacy experts at ThinkCERCA. We've mapped the essential skills for a compelling poetry recitation to CCSS standards,
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Graphic Organizer- This Venn Diagram can be used to compare the relationship between two concepts, people, places, or things. It is a great tool to support students identify similarities and differences. Directions- Use this graphic organizer to
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Graphic Organizer- This Three Box Storyboard is a great tool for organizing details of an event or experience in sequential order. Directions- Label the three boxes on this graphic organizer “Before,” “During,” and “After.” Take notes about the
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Graphic Organizer- This Thought Web can be used to map out details of a concept, idea, or event. Directions- Write the topic in the center of the thought web. In the bubbles surrounding the center include details and descriptions. Additional
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Graphic Organizer- Use this two column chart for note taking in any subject. Classify information by cause and effect, pros vs. cons, keywords and descriptions, and more. Directions- After reading, list important information in the left column with
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Graphic Organizer- This Idea Web can be used to map out details of a concept, idea, or event. Directions- Write the topic in the center of the idea web. In the bubbles surrounding the center include details and descriptions. Additional resources
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Graphic Organizer- There are many ways to use this blank Four Column Chart to organize information and take notes in across the curriculum. Directions- Label each column with the appropriate header and take notes. Additional resources can be
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Graphic Organizer- There are many ways to use this Three Column Chart to organize information and take notes in any subject. Directions- Label each column with the appropriate header and take notes. Examples- Cause, Effect, Relationship; KWL;
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Graphic Organizer- Use this handout to take "compare and contrast" notes. Directions- At the top of the worksheet, list what you are comparing. Read the column label and fill in notes accordingly. Additional resources can be found at:
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Graphic Organizer- Create a timeline of events from start to finish with this organizer. Directions- Take notes in sequential order starting from the top. Additional resources can be found at: go.thinkcerca.com/tpt
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Graphic Organizer- Map out the events of a story following the plot structure (Exposition, Rising Action, Climax, Falling Action, and Resolution). Directions- Take notes about the events in a story, paying close attention to the timeline labels.
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Graphic Organizer- This Problem- Solution chart is a great outline for taking notes. Directions- Look at each column label. Write each problem on the left side with the best solution across from it on the right. Describe each problem and solution
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Graphic Organizer- Map out the events of a story by taking notes about the beginning, middle, and end. Directions- Take notes about the events in a story, paying close attention to the timeline labels. Additional resources can be found at:
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Graphic Organizer- This character study web is used to record the traits and motives a person in the story. Directions- Fill in the blanks for Title and Character Name. Next, take notes in the surrounding bubbles. Additional resources can be found
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Worksheet Features: -Outline for notetaking -Helpful labels and reminders for cause (Why did it happen?) and effect (What happened?) -Space to examine 4 cause/effect relationships Additional resources can be found at: go.thinkcerca.com/tpt
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Worksheet Features: -Outline for notetaking - 3 blank "Effect" boxes for each "Cause" -Space to examine 3 cause/effect relationships Additional resources can be found at: go.thinkcerca.com/tpt
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Worksheet Features: -Outline for notetaking - 3 blank "Cause" boxes for each "Effect" -Space to examine 3 cause/effect relationships Additional resources can be found at: go.thinkcerca.com/tpt
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Worksheet Features: -Topic Label -Column Labels (What do I know? What do I want to know? What did I learn?) Additional resources can be found at: go.thinkcerca.com/tpt
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Worksheet Features: -Topic Label -Column Labels (What do I know? What do I want to know? What did I learn? What questions do I still have?) Additional resources can be found at: go.thinkcerca.com/tpt
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

ThinkCERCA is a creative team of former educators, teachers, and individuals passionate about improving education. At the helm is our fearless leader, Eileen Murphy Buckley. After decades of "CERCA" in the classroom, penning "360 Degrees of Text" (NCTE, 2011), and overseeing curriculum development at the district level, Eileen set out to help all students achieve career and college readiness. ThinkCERCA’s Academic Advisory Board of nationally recognized literacy experts continually collaborates with our team to ensure that we are providing the most valuable and effective literacy resources and tools across disciplines. thinkcerca.com/about/advisory-board/ Our Teacher Advisory Board includes a diverse group of teachers who are regular users of the ThinkCERCA platform. Every month, they meet with members of our design, technology, and implementation teams to provide feedback on current tools as well as new updates to the program, ensuring we thoroughly understand teacher and student needs. thinkcerca.com/about/teacher-advisory-board/

MY TEACHING STYLE

ThinkCERCA’s schoolwide approach to personalized literacy instruction engages students in critical thinking through close reading and argumentative writing. This encourages deeper communication and collaboration across subjects to improve student outcomes. We also believe in collaboration. We have been lucky enough to partner with Follett, Cricket Media, WeTheEconomy, and the UN Foundation to name a few. Our partnerships have allowed us to provide you with additional resources and tools of exceptional quality.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

The ThinkCERCA team is proud of the awards and recognition we have received. Here are some of our favorites: -Chicago Inno named ThinkCERCA a 50 on Fire winner (December 2015) -ITA CityLIGHTS Outstanding Technology Development Award finalist (August 2015) -Named a “game-changing” teacher empowerment tool by Bill Gates (August 2015) -Featured as a Literacy Resource and Practice with Special Promise at ISTE 2015 by ISTE’s Literacy Professional Learning Network (June 2015) -Moxie Award Best Startup Co-Founders winner (June 2015) -ThinkCERCA partnered with Follett to fuel expansion of literacy opportunities for students everywhere (March 2015) 2014 -Common Sense’s Graphite named ThinkCERCA one of the best tools in educational technology (December 2014) -Bill Gates named ThinkCERCA one of six promising tools for teachers (August 2014) -Chicago Innovation Awards Up-and-Comer winner (June 2014) 2013 -Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Literacy Courseware Challenge grant recipient (July 2013) For a full list, please visit our Awards and Recognition page: thinkcerca.com/about/awards-recognitions-partnerships

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

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