Preparing for Statewide and Standardized Assessments with Wit & Wisdom®

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Teachers of English language arts (ELA) know the complexity of their discipline. Reading comprehension is an internal cognitive...

Louisiana Leads with Content Leader Program

There’s no magic wand to conjure successful curriculum implementation. To be successful, teachers must intensely prepare for instruction by, among...

A Blueprint for Breaking Barriers

On October 26, 1967, Martin Luther King Jr. posed a profound yet simple question to a group of junior high school students: What is your life’s...

Diversity in English Language Arts Curricula

Great Minds® asked Kyair Butts, the 2019 Teacher of the Year for Baltimore City Public Schools, why diversity in English language arts curricula,...

Mad River, Wit & Wisdom Featured in Young Children Journal

Students at Saville Elementary School in the Mad River Local School District near, Dayton, Ohio, jumped in their state English language arts testing...

Reflecting and Refreshing for Social Emotional Learning

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“With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts.” –Eleanor Roosevelt

The new year offers a chance for a new beginning—to...

“#WeLoveMsJan”: The Teacher With Her Own Hashtag

Jan Busey was nervous. After years in the classroom, the retired teacher was about to start recording literacy video lessons for the first time, with...

Reading Complex Texts in Wit & Wisdom

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All Wit & Wisdom students engage in a transferable process—the Content Stages—to read grade-level texts so that all develop...

Building Knowledge with Wit & Wisdom

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By systematically building students’ knowledge within and across Kindergarten through Grade 8, Wit & Wisdom® embraces and...

Reading instruction today: What's missing, and how to fill in the gaps

Educators have cause for concern. Only about a third of Grade 4 students are proficient readers. A disproportionate number of low-income students...

Teaching Wit & Wisdom at a Distance

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Many of the key elements of Wit & Wisdom® translate well to distance learning, and through strategic planning and action, teachers 

Art Analysis as a Literacy Tool

As an artist and educator, I was thrilled to see The New York Times spotlight and guide readers through a close examination of the exquisite...

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