Wit & Wisdom® is a K—8 English curriculum that brings the rich content everyone loves into your classroom. It helps you meet the expectations of your state’s standards while celebrating the joy of reading and writing with your students. Teach more meaningful English with Wit & Wisdom

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Curious About Wit & Wisdom?

Whether you're just getting started with Wit & Wisdom or interested in learning more, a Resource Overview Session is invaluable. These free webinar sessions show educators the online tools available, ensuring you get the most out of Wit & Wisdom.  

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Our team of teacher-writers are committed to supporting you throughout your implementation of the Wit & Wisdom  curriculum. Professional development offerings demonstrate the same careful attention to coherence that characterizes the curriculum as a whole while equipping educators with practical tools to unlock students’ potential. 

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Our free Wit & Wisdom  Teacher Resource Pack contains a carefully curated selection of instructional materials, including the Implementation Guide and sample lessons.  

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The Curriculum

Wit & Wisdom is composed of four modules per grade level, and modules are made up of 30 lessons covered in 6-8 weeks of study. Each module artfully explores a specific topic that allows students to develop a deep understanding of that topic while inspiring curiosity in reading, writing, listening, speaking, and language.  

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Books Not Basals

With Wit & Wisdom, every text a student touches is authentic and of the highest quality. Students use these texts at every turn — to learn, and eventually master, essential reading, writing, speaking, listening, grammar, and vocabulary. Instead of basals, students read books they love to build knowledge of important topics and master literacy skills. 

Art of Wit & Wisdom

Just as great literature provides rich content for inquiry and analysis, visual art offers powerful opportunities to build content knowledge. This teacher resource describes how analyzing visual art can boost literacy in all students and includes art lessons, an art glossary, and more.

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Become a Wit & Wisdom Fellow

Wit & Wisdom Fellows are educators who currently use Wit & Wisdom as the primary curriculum in their school district or district. Fellows provide professional development to other educators around the country and also deepen their expertise of Wit & Wisdom by receiving training and coaching from Wit & Wisdom writers and facilitators. Learn more about becoming a Fellow for the 21-22 school year below.  

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Aligned to Your State Standards

See how Wit & Wisdom aligns to your specific state standards in these free grade-level analyses. Available for all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Contact us to learn more. 

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On-Demand Webinars

Explore our collection of webinars showcasing innovative K–8 English language arts practices central to Wit & Wisdom

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Learning Through Geodes

Geodes® are the first early literacy texts that unite phonics with exciting content and beautiful art, so students in grades K-2 don't just learn to read - they learn to wonder, decode, and inquire about the world around them. With every Geodes text, knowledge opens up. 

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Bring More Meaningful English to Your School

Speak with a member of Great Minds about how Wit & Wisdom and Geodes can benefit your school or district.  

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