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The District has fully transitioned to a new elementary reading program aligned to academic standards in Language Arts. Both Wonders and Maravillas are designed to move students through core classroom engagement, enriched language development, and rich, authentic content instruction. Wonders will focus on engaging instructional plans, themes, skills, access to rich texts, and rigorous English Language Arts instruction. Maravillas is an entirely equitable Spanish Language Arts Program designed to support students as they become bilingual, bi-literate, and bicultural. Maravillas mirrors the core Wonders program.

Both programs work on the following reading development activities...

Foundations for Learning to Read
  • Oral Language
  • Knowledge of Letter Names
  • Phonological/Phonemic Awareness
  • Concepts of Print
Decoding Skills
  • Phonics/Sequential Decoding
  • Analogy
  • Context
  • Instant Word Recognition

Texts for Reading Instruction

Developing Reading Comprehension
  • Vocabulary and Background Knowledge
  • Strategic Reading
Writing, Spelling, and Grammar

Motivation, Independent Reading and Writing, and Home Connections