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ThinkCERCA, A Free Site That Boosts Critical Reading Skills

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Well-structured lessons encourage deep analysis, thoughtful writing  

Pros: High-interest texts can spark classroom discussions, and the CCSS-aligned critical reading framework provides helpful feedback tools for teachers.

Cons: Lessons/texts could be more timely. Further options for collaboration and discussion among students would make the platform more lively.

Bottom Line: This is a ready-to-go, research-backed resource that focuses intently on CCSS-aligned and AP-level critical reading and writing skills.

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Site of the Week picks are selected from the top edtech tools reviewed by Common Sense Education, which helps educators find the best edtech tools, learn best practices for teaching with tech, and equip students with the skills they need to use technology safely and responsibly. 

By Common Sense Education