ARC Core

ARC Core is a basal alternative designed to turn balanced literacy into transformative literacy for both students and teachers.

Jeffrey Wilhelm

"ARC Core makes both students and teachers smarter in ways that count in school, in real disciplinary work, and out in the real world."

—Jeffrey Wilhelm

What Does a Year Look Like?

Organized into thematic units, ARC Core provides flexibility for each district to customize its scope and sequence. Available K-12 in English and K-5 in Spanish, click here to browse all themes and genres.

What Does a Unit Look Like?

A carefully structured project-based learning process ensures students are ready to meet the demands of college (or career) through extensive reading (both as a class and independently), multiple extended writing projects, and daily practice discussing both ideas and texts with peers.

What You Get

ARC Core is Modular, Allowing Schools to Customize Their Own Scope and Sequence. Click here to explore available themes and genres.

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Watch It In Action

Engaged Student Authors

Watch Tyrique read The Bloodsuckers, a book he authored and illustrated as a Research Labs final project.

View books made by student authors studying other Research Labs themes.

Get to know American Reading Company's Core Curriculum. Watch how teachers use ARC Core to integrate thematic inquiry, independent reading and writing, and formative assessment together to increase student proficiency.

Chapters

  • Intro

  • Thematic Inquiry

  • Sample Lesson

  • K-12 Assessment

  • Reading System

  • Classroom Libraries

  • Small Group Lesson

  • Professional Development

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