Hickman Charter School adopted the McGraw Hill “Wonders” curriculum for English Language Arts in 2017, for use by students in second through fifth grade. We have assembled a variety of resources to assist families who choose this option for language arts. The program includes six units of study for each school year. Each unit consists of teaching material for 5 short stories (one per week)and a review week. Detailed lesson plans are available either via links on the left, or as a preprinted item available at our annex. (Note that lesson plans are designed for a 4-day week to provide flexibility for those who which to participate in our Monday on-site classes, or pursue other study alternatives one day each week.
The “core” curriculum includes three components: a student text, a practice book, and an answer key. Additionally, students will need a blank journal. Note that students will need to read more than just the short stories found in the text.
Additional reading selections can be chosen from the “Wonders Classroom” library books available in the annex, OR families may elect to complete a novel study of their choice during each unit. These additional readings should represent a balance of fiction and nonfiction selections.