Research Labs

Student-Centered Core Curriculum
ARC's Job-Embedded Professional Development Helps You Ensure That Every Classroom is Led By a Thinking Teacher

Grade-Level Instruction

Carefully sequenced lessons provide appropriate supports to ensure all students engage successfully with complex text, rich content, and an academic community.

Differentiated Support

A college-prep project-based learning process and leveled research libraries ensure all students build knowledge, regardless of current reading level.

Formative Assessment

Student-driven formative assessment shows students where they are, where they need to be, and the steps in between.

College-Ready Writing

Rigorous writing instruction, paired with daily practice and deep content knowledge, prepares students for college-level writing in all three modes.

Great Results From ARC Schools

Chatfield Elementary School used RESEARCH LABS® to provide additional intervention to their struggling readers. Their "Reading Research" students went from 0% meeting standards on the state assessment to 46%. See the full case study.

Available Themes & Levels

More than 50 Science and Social Studies thematic units are available for grades ranging from Kindergarten through 12th grade.

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Student Books

See our collection of books authored and illustrated by RESEARCH LABS® students.

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RESEARCH LABS Grades 3+ Integrated Literacy Block® Module

For 30 students

Select Common Core Focus:

  • R.6, R.8, W.1

  • R.2, R.5, R.7, W.2

  • R.3, W.3

  • R.2, R.3, R.5, R.9, W.1, W.3 & All Literature Standards

    Learn more about Genre Studies

Select Unit of Study:

$1,650.00
for 30 students

Teach Research and One Common Core Writing Genre

Each student engages in a carefully scaffolded, extended research project, taking a final written product in the selected genre through the entire writing process from note-making to publication.

Unit of Study

A carefully defined research focus and a set of Research Questions scaffold student research while providing the content architecture for the Unit. These questions align with key concepts in the content of the Unit, ensuring all students learn the grade-level content required of state standards and/or the NGSS.

Grade Level Complex Text

The teacher uses a class set of a Central Text (a Core Text [book] or Exemplar Pack of short texts) and 5 Read Aloud Anchor titles to teach key concepts at the heart of each Research Question.

Leveled Texts for Differentiated Instruction

Students use the Thematic Leveled Research Library to research their individual topics using the best informational books drawn from more than 250 publishers.

RESEARCH LABS 2nd Grade Integrated Literacy Block® Module

For 30 students

Select Common Core Focus:

  • R.6, R.8, W.1

  • R.2, R.5, R.7, W.2

  • R.3, W.3

  • R.2, R.3, R.5, R.9, W.1, W.3 & All Literature Standards

    Learn more about Genre Studies

Select Unit of Study:

$1,650.00
for 30 students

Teach Research and One Common Core Writing Genre

Each student engages in a carefully scaffolded, extended research project, taking a final written product in the selected genre through the entire writing process from note-making to publication.

Unit of Study

A carefully defined research focus and a set of Research Questions scaffold student research while providing the content architecture for the Unit. These questions align with key concepts in the content of the Unit, ensuring all students learn the grade-level content required of state standards and/or the NGSS.

Grade Level Complex Text

The teacher uses a class set of a Central Text (a Core Text [book] or Exemplar Pack of short texts) and 5 Read Aloud Anchor titles to teach key concepts at the heart of each Research Question.

Leveled Texts for Differentiated Instruction

Students use the Thematic Leveled Research Library to research their individual topics using the best informational books drawn from more than 250 publishers.

RESEARCH LABS 1st Grade Integrated Literacy Block® Module

For 30 students

Select Common Core Focus:

  • R.6, R.8, W.1

  • R.2, R.5, R.7, W.2

  • R.3, W.3

  • R.2, R.3, R.5, R.9, W.1, W.3 & All Literature Standards

    Learn more about Genre Studies

Select Unit of Study:

$1,650.00
for 30 students

Teach Research and One Common Core Writing Genre

Each student engages in a carefully scaffolded, extended research project, taking a final written product in the selected genre through the entire writing process from note-making to publication.

Unit of Study

A carefully defined research focus and a set of Research Questions scaffold student research while providing the content architecture for the Unit. These questions align with key concepts in the content of the Unit, ensuring all students learn the grade-level content required of state standards and/or the NGSS.

Above Grade-Level Complex Text

The teacher uses 20 Read Aloud titles to teach key concepts at the heart of each Research Question while introducing students to a wide variety of academic language.Grade-Level

Leveled Texts for Differentiated Instruction

Students use the Thematic Leveled Research Library to research their individual topics using the best informational books drawn from more than 250 publishers.

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