D33 uses American Reading Company (ARC) Core as our curriculum resource in grades PreK-8. ARC Core is a framework that provides teachers with a structure to promote inquiry through apprenticeship. The resource provides a scope and sequence aligned to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), high interest text for teacher modeling, and varying levels of text for student independent work. Along with the framework, ARC provide an Independent Reading Level Assessment (IRLA for English and ENIL for Spanish), that guides teachers through setting individual reading goals for students.
The ARC resources support students as developing readers by providing them with strategies they need to be able to read complex text on their own. Reading, Writing, Listening, Speaking, and Language skills are embedded throughout each unit as students study themes connected to Science, Social Studies, and Literature.