Literacy

Ashley Elementary uses the Wit & Wisdom Literacy curriculum from Great Minds, a leading national curriculum. Wit & Wisdom helps students meet the expectations of standards while celebrating the job of reading and love of writing.

All K-5 scholars at Ashley read and engage with texts that are authentic and of the highest quality through four thematic units at each grade level to learn, and eventually master, essential reading, writing, speaking, listening, grammar and vocabulary. Scholars read grade-level books they love, to build knowledge of important topics and master literacy skills.

Each of the the four thematic units at each grade level artfully explore a specific topic to develop depth of understanding and inspire curiosity. In each unit, scholars engage with a selection of literary works, informational texts and visual art.

Grade Module 1 Module 2 Module 3 Module 4
K The Five Senses Once Upon a Farm America, Then and Now The Continents
1 A World of Books Creature Features Powerful Forces Cinderella Stories
2 A Season of Change The American West Civil Rights Heroes Good Eating
3 The Sea Outer Space A New Home Artists Make Art
4 A Great Heart Extreme Settings The Redcoats are Coming Myth Making
5 Cultures in Conflict Word Play A War Between Us Breaking Barriers