Team ThinkCERCA has been on a roll over the last few months providing educators with even more cross-curricular literacy lessons. In addition to new math literacy lessons, we've added narrative writing to the platform as well to help students feel confident and prepared for college essay writing and the narrative writing portions of new state assessments, including PARCC, Smarter Balanced, and ACT.
Students can now practice their narrative writing skills with ThinkCERCA’s new differentiated narrative writing sets:
ThinkCERCA’s narrative writing lessons mirror the narrative writing tasks in new assessments. Our narrative writing lessons start with an authentic and engaging anchor text.
Like new state assessments, ThinkCERCA provides students with opportunities to answer text-based multiple-choice questions about the anchor text before moving on to their own writing.
And allow students to express themselves through narrative writing using effective techniques, descriptive details, and well-structured event sequences.
ThinkCERCA’s narrative writing lessons provide additional support for students’ practice of narrative writing with:
Instructions for analyzing the author’s techniques in the anchor text.
Graphic organizers and thought-provoking questions for planning the narrative.
Example questions to help students fill out the storyboard:
Additional narrative writing models based on the anchor text.
ThinkCERCA also provides multimedia Minilessons to introduce or provide refreshers for students on concepts like Narrative Writing, Plot, Theme, and Character.
And as with all ThinkCERCA content, these lessons are standards-aligned and differentiated at 10 levels of readiness to meet all of your students where they are.
Claire has spent her career managing content creation of every possible sort, from print textbooks to marketing collateral to a travel blog. Having worked with major educational publishers and mobile companies, she brings project management and editorial expertise to her role at ThinkCERCA.
Claire has a degree in journalism from Northwestern University and a PMP certificate from the Project Management Institute.