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Help teachers engage students in accelerated learning

ThinkCERCA + Pear Deck

ThinkCERCA is a district-wide framework for orchestrating efforts to improve students’ literacy skill development in a blended-learning environment. The CERCA framework helps students learn how to make Claims, support claims with Evidence, clearly explain Reasoning, identify Counterarguments, and use Audience-Appropriate Language. With ThinkCERCA, students hone the analytical skills they will need to make informed decisions as citizens.

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ThinkCERCA and Pear Deck have partnered to provide educators with ready-to-teach CERCA Slides, complete with Pear Deck interactive prompts designed to spark courageous thinking! Each themed collection includes readings and writing experiences at 10 levels for readers at all levels of readiness. Each Deck has been curated by ThinkCERCA’s expert team and paired with proven instructional strategies to help your students navigate ThinkCERCA lessons and prompt classroom conversations.

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Pear Deck allows educators to build effective and engaging instructional content — right from Google Slides. This powerful learning tool makes it easy for teachers to build interactive slides with custom questions, formative assessments, embedded audio, and more.

New to Pear Deck? Get started in three easy steps.

To celebrate our partnership with ThinkCERCA, new Pear Deck users can enjoy 90 days of Pear Deck Premium, no credit card required. To learn how to create a new Pear Deck account, click through here.

Once you have the Pear Deck Add-on for Google Slides or Add-in for Microsoft PowerPoint Online installed, simply follow the directions below!

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Click on one of the Decks below to get a preview of the Deck and make a copy for Google Slides or Microsoft PowerPoint Online.

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Once the presentation is open in Google Slides or PowerPoint Online, open the Pear Deck Add-on through the Add-ons menu in Google Slides or the Add-ins menu in Microsoft PowerPoint. You can edit the existing questions or add your own custom questions from the slide library. You can also use it exactly as it is!

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Click the ‘Start Lesson’ button to start your interactive lesson!

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