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Accelerate ELA NCSCOS Instruction through Critical Thinking

Critical Thinking and Instruction for 100% of the NCSCOS

ThinkUp! ELA includes instructional strategies to support students in reaching the level of thinking required for concept mastery.
  • Includes Getting Started, Instruction, Assessment, Intervention, and Extension components that help teachers engage and accommodate all learners
  • Gives opportunities for students to read multiple texts on the same topic, make meaningful connections, analyze genre characteristics and craft as they apply the techniques to their own writing
  • Provides Reader Tips in the Student Edition that explain the unit focus standards concept(s) and includes vocabulary, examples, and questions to guide student thinking

ThinkUp! ELA Teacher and Student books.

ThinkUp! ELA Embeds Critical Thinking and Delivers Instruction for 100% of the Standards

Each unit of ThinkUp! ELA introduces the focus standards and the critical thinking traits that support students as they master NCSCOS concepts. Access digital PDFs of ThinkUp! ELA and Benchmark Assessments with the purchase of Teacher Toolbox for North Carolina.

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Educators at Tool Elementary share how the critical thinking instruction integrated throughout ThinkUp! elevates the level of thinking in their classrooms and prepares students for whatever they may face in school and in life.

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