CERTS represents:

Center for the Collaborative Classroom, a non-profit organization dedicated to students' growth as critical thinkers who learn from, care for, and respect one another.

They support that mission with strong, research-proven literacy resources like:         
  1.   Collaborative Literacy", a comprehensive ELA program comprised of "Being a Reader" (early reading k-2), "Being a Writer"(workshop writing k-6), and "Making Meaning"(reading and vocabulary 3-6);  
  2.  Caring School Community, an SEL program for schools; 
  3.   SIPPS (Systematic Instruction in Phonological Awareness, Phonics, and Sight Words) a proven program for intervention for foundational skills; and other resources for after school or summer.

Flying Start to Literacy is now a K–5 Comprehensive Literacy Resource!
Award-winning Flying Start to Literacy now includes paired texts for Grades 4 and 5 guided reading, and Perspectives— collections of additional short texts that extend the pair and encourage students to form opinions on topical issues.                    

Explorations, Grades K–5+ immerses and engages students in rich, varied informational texts appropriate to their cognitive development with age-appropriate content. Using Explorations, students become competent readers and writers of:
  • Reports
  • Explanation
  • Persuasion
  • Recounts
  • Procedural Texts

 New "World Wise"--addition to Explorations with grade 3, 4, 5 non-fiction texts aligned to NGSS and C3 social studies outcomes, on line extensions and activities, and formative assessment around student's strategies using charts, graphs, graphic organizers, etc.

Professional Books, Consulting, and Classroom Resources

Patterns of Power/Patterns of Power Plus from Jeff Anderson

"Authentic" Grammar instruction

Who's Doing the Work? by Burkins and Yaris plus classroom lesson sets and selected classroom libraries available

Burkins and Yaris--trade book collection for WDTW? and Talk About It Books




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