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Support Your CCSS Units of Study With Resources From American Reading Company

See how Thematic Text Sets fit into your Customized CCSS Curriculum Framework.

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Prepare for PARCC and Smarter Balanced

The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) and Smarter Balanced are consortiums working towards developing a common set of K-12 assessments in English and math.

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Prepare Students for the Performance Tasks of PARCC and Smarter Balanced

Performance Tasks consist of two basic components. In the first part, students read, research, and respond to research and possible reading questions. in the second part, students respond to the central question of the PT: This is either a writing prompt or speech prompt.

~ Smarter Balanced

PARCC’s performance-based assessment in English/language arts, spread over two days, will involve research simulation and literary analysis including an “anchor” text, such as a speech by a prominent historical figure. Students will write essays, citing evidence from text. They will also respond to machine-scorable questions, including ones that demand comparison, synthesis, and analysis of the readings.

~ National Association of Elementary School Principals

Please visit the PARCC website and/or Smarter Balanced website for more information.

Common Core State Standards

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IRLA: Independent Reading Level Assessment®

The IRLA provides comprehensive details about each reading level in American Reading Company’s leveling system. Learn more »

Text Sets Classroom Module

for 30 students

Research Cards (30)
6 Theme Baskets (150 titles)
You choose from available levels.
$1,445.00
for 30 students
Research Card (Front)
Research Card (Front)
Research Card (Reverse)
Research Card (Reverse)
6 Theme Baskets/150 Titles

6 Theme Baskets/150 Titles

The Westward Expansion collection focuses on the events from 1800 to 1900 in what would become the American West. Students experience a region and time period marked by conflict, controversy, and adventure. The collection covers such topics as the Transcontinental Railroad, Chinese immigration, the Gold Rush, cowboys, buffalo soldiers, black pioneers, Native American resistance, the Mexican-American War, missions, the Pony Express, and slavery.

6 Theme Baskets/150 Titles

Text Sets Express

for 30 students

Research Cards (30)
4 Baskets/100 Titles
$965.00
Available in Spanish for select Text Sets only

Spanish: $965.00

Research Card (Front)
Research Card (Front)
Research Card (Reverse)
Research Card (Reverse)
4 Theme Baskets/100 Titles

4 Theme Baskets/100 Titles

The Westward Expansion collection focuses on the events from 1800 to 1900 in what would become the American West. Students experience a region and time period marked by conflict, controversy, and adventure. The collection covers such topics as the Transcontinental Railroad, Chinese immigration, the Gold Rush, cowboys, buffalo soldiers, black pioneers, Native American resistance, the Mexican-American War, missions, the Pony Express, and slavery.

4 Theme Baskets/100 Titles

Text Sets Mini

for 30 students

Research Cards (30)
2 Baskets/50 Books
$485.00
Available in Spanish for select Text Sets only

Spanish: $485.00

Research Card (Front)
Research Card (Front)
Research Card (Reverse)
Research Card (Reverse)
2 Theme Baskets/50 Books

2 Theme Baskets/50 Books

The Westward Expansion collection focuses on the events from 1800 to 1900 in what would become the American West. Students experience a region and time period marked by conflict, controversy, and adventure. The collection covers such topics as the Transcontinental Railroad, Chinese immigration, the Gold Rush, cowboys, buffalo soldiers, black pioneers, Native American resistance, the Mexican-American War, missions, the Pony Express, and slavery.

2 Theme Baskets/50 Books