Using ThinkCERCA's Differentiated Lessons and Instructional Activities with HMH Collections
ThinkCERCA provides a thematic alignment to Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Collections for English Language Arts, one of the most commonly used ELA curricula in the United States. The ThinkCERCA-aligned differentiated lesson sets (including Direct Instruction, Skills Lessons, Writing Lessons, and Reading Practice) support the content that students will be focusing on in the HMH Collections anchor texts, standards, and performance tasks. Additional Direct Instruction resources are provided as an extra support for skills critical for success with the Collection topics and themes.
- Collection 1: Culture and Belongings
- Collection 2: The Thrill of Horror
- Collection 3: The Move Toward Freedom
- Collection 4: Approaching Adulthood
- Collection 5: Anne Frank's Legacy
- Collection 6: The Value of Work
Collection 1: Culture and Belonging
- Cultural Memoirs - How does culture help shape the people we become?
- Cultural Perception - How is our identity defined by how others perceive us?
- Family History - How do family history and traditions contribute to your identity?
- Story Structure
- Explicit vs. Inferred Information
- Informational and Explanatory Writing
- Central Ideas
- Writing Personal Narratives
Collection 2: The Thrill of Horror
- Conflict and Dominance - How do conflict and the struggle for dominance affect the human spirit?
Collection 3: The Move Toward Freedom
- Civil War Poetry - How does poetry help explore various aspects of war?
Collection 4: Approaching Adulthood
- Growing Up - How do authors convey themes about important moments of change in their lives to their readers?
- Distracted Driving - How can engineers and lawmakers improve driver safety and minimize driver distraction?
Collection 5: Anne Frank's Legacy
- World War II - How prepared with the United States to fight World War II on two fronts?
Collection 6: The Value of Work
- Entrepreneurship - How can entrepreneurs change the world?