Plan a Lesson Routine with ThinkCERCA

Ideas for teaching an Applied Reading & Writing lesson

1. What technology access does your classroom have?

1:1 devices

Shared devices

2. Choose a routine:

3 Class Periods with ThinkCERCA

1:1 devices

1:1 Devices

Students read the text, discuss it in small groups, and write their CERCA essay online.

  • 135 minutes spent with technology

4 Class Periods with ThinkCERCA

1:1 devices

1:1 Devices

Students rotate through three stations – close reading and writing, vocabulary practice, and Socratic discussion.

  • 180 minutes spent with technology

5 Class Periods with ThinkCERCA

1:1 devices

1:1 Devices

The fourth session of this routine emphasizes classroom discussion and debate.

  • 225 minutes spent with technology

6 Class Periods with ThinkCERCA

1:1 devices

1:1 Devices

This routine sets aside time for skill review, vocabulary review, one-on-one feedback, and small-group discussion.

  • 270 minutes spent with technology

4 Class Periods with ThinkCERCA

shared devices

Shared Devices

Students rotate through five stations – close reading, writing, vocabulary practice, Socratic discussion, and teacher-led skill review.

  • 50 minutes spent with technology

5 Class Periods with ThinkCERCA

shared devices

Shared Devices

In this routine, students work together (mostly on paper) in small groups with peers at the same reading level.

  • 25 minutes spent with technology

6 Class Periods with ThinkCERCA

shared devices

Shared Devices

Students rotate stations to ensure they each spend some solo time with a device.

  • 80 minutes spent with technology