Family Stories

Families

Explore the most fundamental of all human relationships: the family. From family reunions to sibling rivalries, to beloved family pets, the stories in this collection highlight the importance of family, along with the daily challenges and conflicts that families often face. Books in the collection illustrate the many different sizes and shapes that families may take, their diverse cultural heritages and family values, as well as the roles, responsibilities, and routines that families maintain, and their part in the larger community.

RESEARCH LABS® Genre Studies

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 our collection of books authored and illustrated by students.

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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Teach Elements of a 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

Teachers use a novel or a set of short stories in the selected genre to teach students to read literature and write literary analysis essays. Students will engage in informational research on the companion topic to gain the expertise necessary to create their own narratives in the genre. A genre card and graphic organizers structure the teaching and application of the Common Core Standards to literature.

Grade Level Complex Text

Teachers provide grade-level rigor through the use of complex text to teach literature in one genre, ELA CCSS, and academic vocabulary.

Leveled Texts

Students are immersed in a genre through a leveled library of literature and informational texts of the sort authors use when they research and write in this genre.

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