ELA 3-8 Summary of Alignment & Usability

Wit and Wisdom grades 3-5 fully meet the expectations of the indicators for Gateways 1, 2, and 3. Engaging and high quality texts are appropriately rigorous and incorporate multimedia options alongside printed texts. The program includes opportunities to apply reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills across a variety of tasks designed to grow students’ literacy skills over the course of the year while providing options to differentiate for time where appropriate. The materials across provide ample opportunities for students to build knowledge through content-rich, integrated reading, writing, speaking, listening, and language experiences. Students are supported in growing knowledge and vocabulary as they practice and apply skills in new texts and tasks. The materials include comprehensive instruction in writing, building research skills, and supporting students' developing independent reading. 

**The materials reviewed do not include a formal foundational skills component and instead recommend pairing the materials with a high-quality foundational skills program. With the materials provided, foundational skills are met or partially met in various ways throughout the materials.

Wit and Wisdom grades 6-8 fully meet the expectations of the indicators for Gateways 1, 2, and 3. Engaging and high quality texts are appropriately rigorous and incorporate multimedia options alongside printed texts. The program includes opportunities to apply reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills across a variety of tasks designed to grow students’ literacy skills over the course of the year while providing options to differentiate for time where appropriate. The materials across provide ample opportunities for students to build knowledge through content-rich, integrated reading, writing, speaking, listening, and language experiences. Students are supported in growing knowledge and vocabulary as they practice and apply skills in new texts and tasks. The materials include comprehensive instruction in writing, building research skills, and supporting students' developing independent reading. 

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