Environmental Studies

With the future of our planet at stake, now is the best time to get your students excited about saving the Earth. The Environmental Studies Collection assembles the best books on a wide range of topics including global warming, water conservation, endangered animals, pollution, recycling, and alternative energy sources. With reading levels ranging from first through twelfth grade, this collection will give all of your students the opportunity to take the first step towards a brighter, more sustainable future.

RESEARCH LABS®

RESEARCH LABS® is a backwards design model that allows teachers to differentiate instruction while teaching grade level content standards to all students. Starting with big ideas/concepts students need to grasp in order to master state standards, we backmap to create a project-based learning framework through which students read, write, engage in accountable talk, and produce their own books on independent research topics.

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  • Backwards Design
  • Project-Based Learning
  • Standards-Based Inquiry
  • Grade Level Content Standards

See Recycling Earth Resources, a book authored and illustrated by a Research Labs student. Or, view books made by student authors studying other Research Labs themes.

RESEARCH LABS®

RESEARCH LABS® is a backwards design model that allows teachers to differentiate instruction while teaching grade level content standards to all students.

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Common Core Formative Assessment

Two Languages, One System. ARC’s State-of-the-Art Formative Assessment Framework built on the CCSS.

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Theme RL Grade Kindergarten 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9-10 11-12 50 title eLibrary
1–3Y 1G 2G 1B 2B 1R 2R Wt Bk Or Pu 1Br 2Br Si Gl 1 2-3 4-5 6-8 HS
Earth & Space Science
Environmental Studies 7+ 1B-2B 1R 2R Wt Bk Or Pu 1Br-2Br Si-Gl

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 Core 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.

Leveled Thematic Classroom Library

5 baskets (100 titles)

$1,000.00
Available in Spanish for select Text Sets only

Leveled Thematic Text Set

1 basket (20 titles)

$200.00
Available in Spanish for select Text Sets only

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