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Free Site Boosts Critical Reading Skills

Critical-reading program buoyed by high-interest texts, clear structure
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Title: ThinkCERCA
Summary: Critical-reading program buoyed by high-interest texts, clear structure

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Pros: High-interest texts can spark classroom discussions, and the critical-reading framework has the potential to foster deep, Common Core-aligned learning.
Cons: Further tools for collaboration and differentiation -- such as variable reading levels for each text -- would empower as well as create more opportunities for meaningful learning.
Bottom Line: A solid resource for CCSS-aligned critical-reading and writing -instruction serves as a potential springboard for in-class discussions, group work, and extension activities.

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