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CERCA Now: How do Elections Work?


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Additional reading practice, comprehension checks, and discussion questions in under 15 minutes!

CERCA Now Elections 3


Voting in an Election

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CERCA Now Elections 1


Voting Day Around the World

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CERCA Now Elections 2


Young voters are more likely to skip midterm elections than presidential races

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Custom Lessons

Did you know that you can create your own Close Reading & Writing Lessons in ThinkCERCA? 

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Why is it important for someone who is eligible to vote to exercise this right?

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How has voting technology changed over time?

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How can we improve the election process, so that it can serve all voters?

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Direct Instruction Lessons

Try our leveled direct instruction lessons for key skills and concepts. Audio support and comprehension checks are included.


Point of View and Purpose of Informational Texts

CERCA Slides

Ready-made interactive lessons providing 1+ weeks of instruction for remote, hybrid, or traditional classroom environments. View our growing list of 60+ CERCA Slide sets.

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Social Responsibility


This set showcases upstanders who took ownership for solving problems in their community and making a positive impact. Whether they were working on policy, creating music, or simply being loyal friends, each of these upstanders made a difference in the lives of many others.

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