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ARC’s Thematic Research Collections are multilevel text sets that support the Performance Tasks in each of the NYS ELA Modules, and include many of the recommended texts.

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NYS Common Core ELA Curriculum—Grade 3: Module 2A

Researching to Build Knowledge and Teaching Others: Adaptations and the Wide World of Frogs

Includes 25 copies of the following student texts:

Deadly Poison Dart Frogs
Everything You Need to Know About Frogs and Other Slippery Creatures
Poison Dart Frogs Up Close
Bullfrog at Magnolia Circle

Also includes 1 copy of each of the following teacher texts:

Lizards, Frogs, and Polliwogs
$755.75

NYS Common Core ELA Curriculum—Grade 3: Module 2B

Researching to Build Knowledge and Teaching Others: Connecting Literary and Informational Texts to Study Culture Then and Now

Includes 25 copies of the following student texts:

Dragon of the Red Dawn
Japan

Also includes 9 copies of each of the following teacher texts:

Season of the Sandstorms
Carnival at Candlelight
India
Italy
Iraq
A Crazy Day with Cobras
$466.96

NYS Common Core ELA Curriculum—Grade 3: Module 3A

Considering Perspectives and Supporting Opinions: Staging Stories

Includes 25 copies of the following student text:

Classic Starts Peter Pan
$130.25

NYS Common Core ELA Curriculum—Grade 3: Module 3B

Considering Perspectives and Supporting Opinions: Wolves: Fact and Fiction

Includes 25 copies of the following student text:

Face to Face with Wolves
Aesop's Fables
Lon Po Po: A Red-Riding Hood Story from China
$636.00

NYS Common Core ELA Curriculum—Grade 3: Module 4

Gathering Evidence and Speaking to Others: The Role of Freshwater around the World

Includes 25 copies of the following student text:

One Well: The Story of Water on Earth
$355.25

NYS Common Core ELA Curriculum—Grade 4: Module 1A

Becoming a Close Reader and Writing to Learn: Native Americans in New York

This module is under revision by New York State. Revised curriculum for this module will not be available for some time.

Includes 25 copies of the following student texts:

The Iroquois: The Six Nations Confederacy

We highly recommend 25 copies of the following student text at additional cost: (optional)

Eagle Song (optional)
$149.00

NYS Common Core ELA Curriculum—Grade 4: Module 1B

Becoming a Close Reader and Writing to Learn: Poetry, Biography and Writer’s Identity

Includes 25 copies of the following student texts:

Love That Dog

Also includes 1 copy of the following teacher texts:

A River of Words: The Story of William Carlos Williams
$125.00

NYS Common Core ELA Curriculum—Grade 4: Module 2A

Researching to Build Knowledge and Teaching Others: Interdependent Roles in Colonial Times

Includes 25 copies of the following student texts:

If You Lived in Colonial Times
The Scoop on Clothes, Homes, and Daily Life in Colonial America
$280.00

NYS Common Core ELA Curriculum—Grade 4: Module 2B

Researching to Build Knowledge and Teaching Others: Animal Defense Mechanisms

Includes 25 copies of the following student texts:

Animal Defenses

Also includes 1 copy of the following teacher texts:

Can You Survive the Wilderness?
Venom
$670.42

NYS Common Core ELA Curriculum—Grade 4: Module 3A

Considering Perspectives and Supporting Opinions: Simple Machines

Includes 25 copies of the following student text:

Simple Machines: Forces in Action (Do It Yourself)

Also includes 1 copy of the following teacher texts:

Take a Quick Bow!
$187.28

NYS Common Core ELA Curriculum—Grade 4: Module 3B

Considering Perspectives and Supporting Opinions: The American Revolution

Includes 25 copies of the following student text. Please note this text is only available at retail price.

Divided Loyalties
$623.75

NYS Common Core ELA Curriculum—Grade 4: Module 4

Gathering Evidence and Speaking to Others: the Leadership of Frederick Douglass, Susan B. Anthony, and DeWitt Clinton

Includes 25 copies of the following student text:

The Hope Chest
$131.00

NYS Common Core ELA Curriculum—Grade 5: Module 1

Becoming a Close Reader and Writing to Learn: Stories of Human Rights

Includes 25 copies of the following student text:

Esperanza Rising
$131.00

NYS Common Core ELA Curriculum—Grade 5: Module 2A

Researching to Build Knowledge and Teaching Others: Biodiversity in Rainforests of the Western Hemisphere

Includes 25 copies of the following student text:

The Most Beautiful Roof in the World

Also includes 1 copy of the following teacher texts:

Rainforest Research Journal
$175.46

NYS Common Core ELA Curriculum—Grade 5: Module 2B

Researching to Build Knowledge and Teaching Others: Inventions that Changed Peoples Lives

Includes 25 copies of the following student text:

The Boy Who Invented TV
Investigating The Scientific Method With Max Axiom
$467.50

NYS Common Core ELA Curriculum—Grade 5: Module 3A

Considering Perspectives and Supporting Opinions: Sports and Athletes’ Impact on Culture

Includes 25 copies of the following student text:

Promises to Keep: How Jackie Robinson Changed America
$131.00

NYS Common Core ELA Curriculum—Grade 5: Module 3B

Considering Perspectives and Supporting Opinions: Balancing Competing Needs in Canada

Includes 25 copies of the following student text:

Inuit Thought of It
$186.50

NYS Common Core ELA Curriculum—Grade 5: Module 4

Gathering Evidence and Speaking to Others: Natural Disasters in the Western Hemisphere

Includes 25 copies of the following student text:

Eight Days: A Story of Haiti
$131.00

NYS Common Core ELA Curriculum—Grade 6: Module 1

Reading Closely and Writing to Learn: Myths: Not Just Long Ago

Includes 25 copies of the following student text:

The Lightning Thief

Also includes 1 copy of the following teacher texts:

D'Aulaires' Book of Greek Myths
$164.71

NYS Common Core ELA Curriculum—Grade 6: Module 2A

Working with Evidence: Rules to Live By

Includes 25 copies of the following student text:

Bud Not Buddy
$131.00

NYS Common Core ELA Curriculum—Grade 6: Module 2B

Working with Evidence: Voices of Adversity

Includes 25 copies of the following student text:

Good Masters! Sweet Ladies!

Includes 5 copies of the following teacher text:

Blue Lipstick: Concrete Poems
Technically, It's Not My Fault: Concrete Poems
$235.75

NYS Common Core ELA Curriculum—Grade 6: Module 3A

Understanding through Research: The Land of the Golden Mountain

Includes 25 copies of the following student text:

Dragonwings
$131.00

NYS Common Core ELA Curriculum—Grade 6: Module 3B

Understanding Perspectives: Sustaining the Oceans

Includes 25 copies of the following student text:

World Without Fish
Flush
$448.75

NYS Common Core ELA Curriculum—Grade 6: Module 4

Forming Positions: Insecticides: Controlling Disease or Saving Wildlife?

Includes 25 copies of the following student text:

Frightful's Mountain
$131.00

NYS Common Core ELA Curriculum—Grade 7: Module 1

Reading Closely and Writing to Learn: Journeys

Includes 25 copies of the following student text:

A Long Walk to Water
$131.00

NYS Common Core ELA Curriculum—Grade 7: Module 2A

Working with Evidence: Child Labor

Includes 25 copies of the following student text:

Lyddie
$131.00

NYS Common Core ELA Curriculum—Grade 7: Module 2B

Working with Evidence: Identity and Transformation: Then and Now

Includes 25 copies of the following student text:

Pygmalion

Includes 1 copies of the following teacher text:

Nadia's Hands
$118.96

NYS Common Core ELA Curriculum—Grade 7: Module 3

Understanding Perspectives: Slavery: The People Could Fly

Includes 1 copies of the following teacher text:

The People Could Fly: The Picture Book
Frederick Douglass: The Last Day of Slavery

We highly recommend 25 copies of the following student text at additional cost: (optional)

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass (optional)
$19.42

Books not required for this Module

NYS Common Core ELA Curriculum—Grade 7: Module 4B

Research, Decision Making, and Forming Positions: Water is Life

Includes 25 copies of the following student text:

The Big Thirst
$300.00

NYS Common Core ELA Curriculum—Grade 8: Module 1

Reading Closely and Writing to Learn: Finding Home: Immigration

Includes 25 copies of the following student text:

Inside Out and Back Again
$149.75

NYS Common Core ELA Curriculum—Grade 8: Module 2A

Working with Evidence: Taking a Stand

Includes 25 copies of the following student text:

To Kill A Mockingbird
$149.75

NYS Common Core ELA Curriculum—Grade 8: Module 2B

Working with Evidence: A Midsummer Night's Dream and the Comedy of Control

Includes 25 copies of the following student text:

A Midsummer Night's Dream

Includes 1 copy of the following teacher text:

Shakespeare Set Free
$126.49

NYS Common Core ELA Curriculum—Grade 8: Module 3A

Understanding through Research: Japanese American Relations in WWII

Includes 25 copies of the following student text:

Unbroken
$525.00

NYS Common Core ELA Curriculum—Grade 8: Module 4

Forming Positions: Sustainability of the World’s Food Supply

Includes 25 copies of the following student text:

The Omnivore's Dilemma
$187.25

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EL recommends 1 per student

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EL recommends 1 per student

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EL recommends 1 per student
EL recommends 1 per teacher

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EL recommends 1 per student

NYS Common Core ELA Curriculum—Grade 5: Module 3A

EL recommends 1 per student

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EL recommends 1 per student

NYS Common Core ELA Curriculum—Grade 5: Module 4

EL recommends 1 per student

GRADE 6 BOOKS á la carte

NYS Common Core ELA Curriculum—Grade 6: Module 1

EL recommends 1 per student
EL recommends 1 per teacher

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EL recommends 1 per student

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NYS Common Core ELA Curriculum—Grade 6: Module 3A

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EL recommends 1 per student

NYS Common Core ELA Curriculum—Grade 6: Module 4

EL recommends 1 per student

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EL recommends 1 per student

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EL recommends 1 per student
EL recommends 1 per teacher

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EL recommends 1 per teacher
EL recommends 1 per student (optional)

NYS Common Core ELA Curriculum—Grade 7: Module 4B

EL recommends 1 per student

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NYS Common Core ELA Curriculum—Grade 8: Module 1

EL recommends 1 per student

NYS Common Core ELA Curriculum—Grade 8: Module 2A

EL recommends 1 per student

NYS Common Core ELA Curriculum—Grade 8: Module 2B

EL recommends 1 per student
EL recommends 1 per teacher

NYS Common Core ELA Curriculum—Grade 8: Module 3A

EL recommends 1 per student

NYS Common Core ELA Curriculum—Grade 8: Module 4

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