American Reading Company (ARC) offers a comprehensive core curriculum in English and Spanish that provides the materials equity and language parity districts are searching for.
ARC’s thematic inquiry curriculum maximizes learning time by incorporating content-area research into daily reading and writing instruction. Districts can design the scope and sequence by selecting the topics to use in each grade (more than 70 different science, social studies, and genre topics available in English and Spanish) and the set of language arts focus standards to teach with each topic.
Carefully sequenced lessons provide appropriate supports to help all students engage successfully with complex text, rich content, and an academic community. Rigorous writing instruction, paired with daily practice and deep content knowledge, prepares students for college-level writing in all three modes—narrative, informational, and argument.
Over the past 18 years, American Reading Company has compiled a comprehensive, state-of-the-art 115,000-title database, working with more than 250 school and trade publishers in both the English and Spanish markets. Using this database, expert librarians have built diverse and culturally sensitive classroom libraries and/or thematic text sets for more than 5,000 schools in 1,000 districts. The Spanish collections reflect the richness and diversity of the Spanish language and Spanish-speaking cultures.
Ongoing assessment continually matches the right instruction and the right books to each child. In the same classroom, advanced readers can read above-grade-level books, while struggling readers can find books that allow them to develop their reading skills.