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CERCA Now: Technology


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

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Robots at Work

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Photoessay: A Day in the Life of a Wind Farm Operator

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In the Battle With Robots, Human Workers Are Winning

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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 are robots doing some jobs in place of human beings?

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What kind of skills or training might someone need to work on a wind farm?

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How might automation affect human workplaces in the future?

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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.


Determining and Tracing a Central Idea Through Details

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.


Role of Machines 

Isaac Asimov, the great science fiction writer, recorded three rules for robots that remain at the center of our discussions about the role of machines in our lives. This set of CERCA Slides highlights some of the debates related to technology.

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