Common Core ELA Curriculum Modules

Welcome!

Here you can browse modules and their components and create a quote based on your specific needs.

We have made it easy to equip your classrooms with the titles and curriculum materials you need to implement the ELA Curriculum Modules created by EL Education.

For additional tools and resources, visit EL Education’s curriculum resources webpage.

To start, click on an option below or scroll down to browse the individual module components.

To help find a particular title on this page, use your browser's Find feature from the Edit menu or by pressing CTRL+F on your PC keyboard, Command+F if you're on a Mac.

Prices reflect up to 25% off of retail and free shipping for orders over $100.

Featured Companion Books from EL Education

Leaders of Their Own Learning helps teachers master the student-engaged assessment strategies which are infused throughout the curriculum (such as learning targets, checking for understanding, and models, critique, and descriptive feedback). It also presents other powerful strategies (like student-led conferences) that help students own their learning.

Transformational Literacy: Making the Common Core Shift with Work That Matters equips teachers to deepen their implementation of the curriculum, sharpen their understanding of the instructional shifts, internalize curriculum design decisions, and support all students to excel.

Learning That Lasts: Challenging, Engaging, and Empowering Students with Deeper Instruction presents a new vision for classroom instruction that sharpens and deepens the quality of lessons in all subject areas.

Note about Central texts in the ELA Curriculum: EL Education (formerly Expeditionary Learning) uses trade books as part of our curriculum to teach reading and literacy because they are high quality, authentic, and engaging for kids. EL Education does not publish these books and sometimes trade publishers make changes that are not under our control, including putting an edition out of print, offering a new edition for sale with a different price, or changing the format and pagination. EL Education is committed to helping teachers make the best use of these books and do our best to stay abreast of any changes in availability so we can inform teachers and provide resources to ease the transition where necessary.

Complete Full-Year Options

Full-Year packages include just central texts, OR central texts along with printed teacher curriculum, and student packets. These packages support up to 25 students. You choose the combination of modules.

Á la carte

Go á la carte if you’ve already purchased some of your central texts but want to complete your materials with additional books or the printed curriculum components.

We acknowledge and appreciate that teachers will provide additional time within their literacy blocks for supporting students in reading a high volume of text at the independent reading level.”

Please feel free to reach out with any questions or clarification!

Independent Reading Kits

ARC's Independent Reading Level Assessment (IRLA) Starter Kits provide the structure, framework, and materials aligned to the Common Core State Standards to ensure every student is reading independently and making progress towards proficiency and higher.

One IRLA Starter Kit includes: 1 IRLA, 1 IRLA Handbook and 1 Conference Notebook. A set of Reading Acquisition Skills Cards and 150 titles to serve as a rotating Common Core leveled classroom libary. For more information, visit our IRLA Starter Kits page

Independent Research Collections

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.

Looking for a Spanish Core Curriculum?

ARC’s Research Labs fills a gap for districts looking for Spanish parity to their core curriculum. Written and developed by native Spanish-speaking literacy experts and bilingual educators, our curriculum integrates SLA, Science, and Social Studies in the literacy block.

Browse Modules

Browse Modules and their components


  1. Click on a Grade (Grade 3 is selected by default)

  2. Choose a tab for the Module you are interested in to view full details.
  3. Click on a book thumbnail to view more details

Please preview these titles before purchasing to determine their appropriateness for your community. American Reading Company is not able to accept returns for these items.

To the right you'll find our walkthrough video, featuring Matt Reher, ARC's Instructional Alignment Specialist as he briefly talks about EL Education, what you can get with any given module, and the unpacking process.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us directly via eleducation@americanreading.com

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

Connecting Literary and Informational Texts to Study “Culture“ Then and Now

Please note that this module will no longer be available after December 2016.

Includes 25 copies of the following student texts:

Total $466.96

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

Staging Stories

Includes 25 copies of the following student texts:

Total $130.25

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

Wolves: Fact and Fiction

Please note that this module will no longer be available after December 2016.
Total $636.00

NYS Common Core ELA Curriculum— Grade 3: Module 4

The Role of Freshwater Around the World

Includes 25 copies of the following student texts:

Total $355.25

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

Oral Tradition, Symbolism, and Building Community

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:

Total $153.50

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

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

Poetry, Biography and Writer’s Identity

Includes 25 copies of the following student texts:

Includes 1 copy of each of the following teacher texts:

Total $125.00

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

Interdependent Roles in Colonial Times

Total $280.00

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

Animal Defense Mechanisms

Includes 25 copies of the following student texts:

Includes 1 copy of each of the following teacher texts:

Total $481.92

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

Simple Machines: Force and Motion

Includes 25 copies of the following student texts:

Includes 1 copy of each of the following teacher texts:

Total $187.21

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

The American Revolution

Includes 25 copies of the following student texts:

Total $623.75

NYS Common Core ELA Curriculum— Grade 4: Module 4

Susan B. Anthony, the Suffrage Movement and the Importance of Voting

Includes 25 copies of the following student texts:

Total $131.00

NYS Common Core ELA Curriculum— Grade 5: Module 1

Stories of Human Rights

Includes 25 copies of the following student texts:

Total $131.00

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

Biodiversity in Rainforests of the Western Hemisphere

Includes 25 copies of the following student texts:

Includes 1 copy of each of the following teacher texts:

Total $175.46

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

Inventions that Changed People’s Lives

Please note that this module will no longer be available after December 2016.
Total $298.75

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

Sports and Athletes’ Impact on Culture

Includes 25 copies of the following student texts:

Total $131.00

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

Balancing Competing Needs in Canada

Please note that this module will no longer be available after December 2016.

Includes 25 copies of the following student texts:

Total $186.50

NYS Common Core ELA Curriculum— Grade 5: Module 4

Natural Disasters in the Western Hemisphere

Includes 25 copies of the following student texts:

Total $131.00

NYS Common Core ELA Curriculum— Grade 6: Module 1

Myths: Not Just Long Ago

Includes 25 copies of the following student texts:

Includes 1 copy of each of the following teacher texts:

Total $164.71

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

Rules to Live By

Includes 25 copies of the following student texts:

Total $131.00

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

Voices of Adversity

Includes 25 copies of the following student texts:

Includes 1 copy of each of the following teacher texts:

Total $235.75

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

The Land of the Golden Mountain

Includes 25 copies of the following student texts:

Total $131.00

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

Sustaining the Oceans

Includes 25 copies of the following student texts:

Total $411.25

NYS Common Core ELA Curriculum— Grade 6: Module 4

Insecticides: Costs vs. Benefits

Includes 25 copies of the following student texts:

Total $131.00

NYS Common Core ELA Curriculum— Grade 7: Module 1

Journeys and Survival

Includes 25 copies of the following student texts:

Total $131.00

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

Working Conditions

Includes 25 copies of the following student texts:

Total $131.00

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

Identity and Transformation: Then and Now

Includes 25 copies of the following student texts:

Includes 1 copy of each of the following teacher texts:

Total $82.21

NYS Common Core ELA Curriculum— Grade 7: Module 3

Slavery: The People Could Fly

Total $19.42

We highly recommend at least 9 copies (1/3 of the class) of the following text:

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

Grade 7 Module 4A intentionally has no required texts.

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

Water is Life

Includes 25 copies of the following student texts:

Total $318.75

NYS Common Core ELA Curriculum— Grade 8: Module 1

Finding Home: Refugees

Includes 25 copies of the following student texts:

Total $149.75

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

Working with Evidence: Taking a Stand

The version of To Kill a Mockingbird that EL Education referenced when writing the original module lessons (in 2013) no longer is in print. A new Repagination Chart is coming soon.

Includes 25 copies of the following student texts:

Total $281.00

The version of To Kill a Mockingbird that EL Education referenced when writing the original module lessons (in 2013) no longer is in print. A new Repagination Chart is coming soon.

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

A Midsummer Night’s Dream and the Comedy of Control

Includes 25 copies of the following student texts:

Includes 1 copy of each of the following teacher texts:

Total $126.49

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

Japanese American Relations in WWII

The version of Unbroken that EL Education referenced when writing the original module lessons is the hardcover version. The paperback version is now being used: ISBN: 978-0-8129-7449-2. Link to Repagination Chart is available above in the Browse Modules section for this module.

Includes 25 copies of the following student texts:

Total $300.00

The version of Unbroken that EL Education referenced when writing the original module lessons is the hardcover version. The paperback version is now being used:
ISBN: 978-0-8129-7449-2.

The 8M3A Repagination Chart provides a lesson-by-lesson cross walk between the pagination in the original module lessons (based on the hardcover version) and the pagination based on the paperback edition of this text.

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

The Civil Rights Movement and the Little Rock Nine

Includes 25 copies of the following student texts:

Total $467.75

NYS Common Core ELA Curriculum— Grade 8: Module 4

Sustainability of the World’s Food Supply

The version of The Omnivore’s Dilemma that EL Education referenced when writing the original module lessons has been updated. The new paperback version is now being used: ISBN: 978-1-101-99383-5. Link to Repagination Chart is available above in the Browse Modules section for this module.

Includes 25 copies of the following student texts:

Total $187.25

The version of The Omnivore’s Dilemma that EL Education referenced when writing the original module lessons has been updated. The new paperback version is now being used:
ISBN: 978-1-101-99383-5.

The 8M4 Repagination Chart provides a lesson-by-lesson cross walk between the pagination in the original module lessons (based on the previous paperback edition) and the pagination based on the new paperback edition of this text.

EL Education ELA Curriculum

BOOKS by MODULE

CURRICULUM by MODULE

Unit 2 Student workbooks are split into 2 workbooks.
Module intentionally does not contain Unit 2 Student workbooks. Any needed materials can be found in Unit 1

IRLA Starter Kits by GRADE

EL BOOKS à la carte

BOOKS à la carte

GRADE 3 BOOKS à la carte

EL Education recommends 1 per student
EL Education recommends 1 per teacher
EL Education recommends 1 per student
EL Education recommends 1 per teacher
EL Education recommends 1 per student
EL Education recommends 1 per teacher
EL Education recommends 1 per student
EL Education recommends 1 per student
EL Education recommends 1 per student

GRADE 4 BOOKS à la carte

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

GRADE 5 BOOKS à la carte

EL Education recommends 1 per student
EL Education recommends 1 per student
EL Education recommends 1 per teacher
EL Education recommends 1 per student
EL Education recommends 1 per student
EL Education recommends 1 per student
EL Education recommends 1 per student

GRADE 6 BOOKS à la carte

EL Education recommends 1 per student
EL Education recommends 1 per teacher
EL Education recommends 1 per student
EL Education recommends 1 per student
EL Education recommends 1 per teacher
EL Education recommends 1 per student
EL Education recommends 1 per student
EL Education recommends 1 per student

GRADE 7 BOOKS à la carte

EL Education recommends 1 per student
EL Education recommends 1 per student
EL Education recommends 1 per student
EL Education recommends 1 per teacher
EL Education recommends 1 per teacher
EL recommends 9 copies for 1/3 of the class
EL recommends 1 per student (optional)
EL Education recommends 1 per student

GRADE 8 BOOKS à la carte

EL Education recommends 1 per student
EL Education recommends 1 per student
EL Education recommends 1 per student
EL Education recommends 1 per teacher
EL Education recommends 1 per student
EL Education recommends 1 per student
EL Education recommends 1 per student

Contact Information

Please provide your contact information below.

* denotes required fields.

Date not guaranteed. If you have a specific need by date, please call us toll free 1-866-810-2665

Please note that clicking submit does not obligate you to make a purchase. Your quote will be processed as an order once we receive a PO, check or credit card information.

If you have any questions or concerns, for the quickest assistance, please call us toll-free 1-866-810-2665.