wonders

The Power of Connected Programs

California Wonders is a comprehensive K-6 ELA/ELD program built on the California Framework and the CA Common Core State Standards. Through its connected pathways, intentional instruction, and inspiring content, Wonders prepares all students for college and career in the 21st century.

Discover the power of connected programs written specifically for California.

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CA Wonders Overview

Student Resources


Reading / Writing Workshop

With all core lessons in one place, the Reading/Writing Workshop is the key to all instruction. Teach and model close reading of short complex texts as students begin to practice key skills and strategies.

Close Reading Companion

Students read with purpose, annotating text, citing evidence, and organizing their thoughts as they move toward analytical writing across multiple texts and integration of knowledge and ideas.​

Leveled Readers

Four levels (Approaching, On, Beyond Level and English Learners) of additional reading, differentiated by Lexile, Benchmark, and Guided Reading Levels, with connection points to level up when students are ready. 50% are informational text, 50% literary. All share the same skills, vocabulary, and concepts and are connected to the weekly Essential Question. Thousands of additional leveled readers are available online.

Teacher Resources


Teacher Edition

One of six volumes (11 at grade K) covering six weeks’ instruction (three weeks at grade K) for a total of 36 weeks/180 days. In addition to whole group, small group, and individual instruction, teachers will find frequent recommendations for quick checks, reteaching, and differentiation. Access Complex Text support provides quantitative and qualitative measures of what make a text complex, with point-of-use instructional support. Weekly student outcomes are targeted to the California instructional framework and California CCSS.

Student Resources


Reading / Writing Workshop

With all core lessons in one place, the Reading/Writing Workshop is the key to all instruction. Teach and model close reading of short complex texts as students begin to practice key skills and strategies.

Literature Anthology

Bursting with stories and informational text selections by award­–winning authors and illustrators, the Literature Anthology allows students to apply the strategies and skills they are mastering to extended complex text, including many exemplars.

Close Reading Companion

Students read with purpose, annotating text, citing evidence, and organizing their thoughts as they move towards analytical writing across multiple texts and integration of knowledge and ideas.

Leveled Readers

Four levels (Approaching, On, and Beyond Level and English Learners) of additional reading, differentiated by Lexile, Benchmark, and Guided Reading Levels, with connection points to level up when students are ready. 50% are informational text, 50% literary. All share the same skills, vocabulary, and concepts and are connected to the weekly Essential Question. Thousands of additional leveled readers are available online.

Teacher Resources


Teacher Edition

One of six volumes (11 at grade K) covering six weeks' instruction (three weeks at grade K) for a total of 36 weeks/180 days. In addition to whole group, small group, and individual instruction, teachers will find frequent recommendations for quick checks, reteaching, and differentiation. Access Complex Text support provides quantitative and qualitative measures of what makes a given reading challenging, with point-­of-­use instructional support. Weekly student outcomes are targeted to the California instructional framework and California CCSS.

Student Resources


Reading / Writing Workshop

With all core lessons in one place, the Reading/Writing Workshop is the key to all instruction. Teach and model close reading of short complex texts as students begin to practice key skills and strategies.

Literature Anthology

Bursting with stories and informational text selections by award­–winning authors and illustrators, the Literature Anthology allows students to apply the strategies and skills they are mastering to extended complex text, including many exemplars.

Close Reading Companion

Students read with purpose, annotating text, citing evidence, and organizing their thoughts as they move towards analytical writing across multiple texts and integration of knowledge and ideas.

Leveled Readers

Four levels (Approaching, On, and Beyond Level and English Learners) of additional reading, differentiated by Lexile, Benchmark, and Guided Reading Levels, with connection points to level up when students are ready. 50% are informational text, 50% literary. All share the same skills, vocabulary, and concepts and are connected to the weekly Essential Question. Thousands of additional leveled readers are available online.

Teacher Resources


Teacher Edition

One of six volumes (11 at grade K) covering six weeks' instruction (three weeks at grade K) for a total of 36 weeks/180 days. In addition to whole group, small group, and individual instruction, teachers will find frequent recommendations for quick checks, reteaching, and differentiation. Access Complex Text support provides quantitative and qualitative measures of what makes a given reading challenging, with point-­of-­use instructional support. Weekly student outcomes are targeted to the California instructional framework and California CCSS.

Student Resources


Reading / Writing Workshop

With all core lessons in one place, the Reading/Writing Workshop is the key to all instruction. Teach and model close reading of short complex texts as students begin to practice key skills and strategies.

Literature Anthology

Bursting with stories and informational text selections by award­–winning authors and illustrators, the Literature Anthology allows students to apply the strategies and skills they are mastering to extended complex text, including many exemplars.

Close Reading Companion

Students read with purpose, annotating text, citing evidence, and organizing their thoughts as they move towards analytical writing across multiple texts and integration of knowledge and ideas.

Leveled Readers

Four levels (Approaching, On, and Beyond Level and English Learners) of additional reading, differentiated by Lexile, Benchmark, and Guided Reading Levels, with connection points to level up when students are ready. 50% are informational text, 50% literary. All share the same skills, vocabulary, and concepts and are connected to the weekly Essential Question. Thousands of additional leveled readers are available online.

Teacher Resources


Teacher Edition

One of six volumes (11 at grade K) covering six weeks' instruction (three weeks at grade K) for a total of 36 weeks/180 days. In addition to whole group, small group, and individual instruction, teachers will find frequent recommendations for quick checks, reteaching, and differentiation. Access Complex Text support provides quantitative and qualitative measures of what makes a given reading challenging, with point-­of-­use instructional support. Weekly student outcomes are targeted to the California instructional framework and California CCSS.

Student Resources


Reading / Writing Workshop

With all core lessons in one place, the Reading/Writing Workshop is the key to all instruction. Teach and model close reading of short complex texts as students begin to practice key skills and strategies.

Literature Anthology

Bursting with stories and informational text selections by award­–winning authors and illustrators, the Literature Anthology allows students to apply the strategies and skills they are mastering to extended complex text, including many exemplars.

Close Reading Companion

Students read with purpose, annotating text, citing evidence, and organizing their thoughts as they move towards analytical writing across multiple texts and integration of knowledge and ideas.

Leveled Readers

Four levels (Approaching, On, and Beyond Level and English Learners) of additional reading, differentiated by Lexile, Benchmark, and Guided Reading Levels, with connection points to level up when students are ready. 50% are informational text, 50% literary. All share the same skills, vocabulary, and concepts and are connected to the weekly Essential Question. Thousands of additional leveled readers are available online.

Teacher Resources


Teacher Edition

One of six volumes (11 at grade K) covering six weeks' instruction (three weeks at grade K) for a total of 36 weeks/180 days. In addition to whole group, small group, and individual instruction, teachers will find frequent recommendations for quick checks, reteaching, and differentiation. Access Complex Text support provides quantitative and qualitative measures of what makes a given reading challenging, with point-­of-­use instructional support. Weekly student outcomes are targeted to the California instructional framework and California CCSS.

Student Resources


Reading / Writing Workshop

With all core lessons in one place, the Reading/Writing Workshop is the key to all instruction. Teach and model close reading of short complex texts as students begin to practice key skills and strategies.

Literature Anthology

Bursting with stories and informational text selections by award­–winning authors and illustrators, the Literature Anthology allows students to apply the strategies and skills they are mastering to extended complex text, including many exemplars.

Close Reading Companion

Students read with purpose, annotating text, citing evidence, and organizing their thoughts as they move towards analytical writing across multiple texts and integration of knowledge and ideas.

Leveled Readers

Four levels (Approaching, On, and Beyond Level and English Learners) of additional reading, differentiated by Lexile, Benchmark, and Guided Reading Levels, with connection points to level up when students are ready. 50% are informational text, 50% literary. All share the same skills, vocabulary, and concepts and are connected to the weekly Essential Question. Thousands of additional leveled readers are available online.

Teacher Resources


Teacher Edition

One of six volumes (11 at grade K) covering six weeks' instruction (three weeks at grade K) for a total of 36 weeks/180 days. In addition to whole group, small group, and individual instruction, teachers will find frequent recommendations for quick checks, reteaching, and differentiation. Access Complex Text support provides quantitative and qualitative measures of what makes a given reading challenging, with point­-of­-use instructional support. Weekly student outcomes are targeted to the California instructional framework and California CCSS.

Student Resources


Reading / Writing Workshop

With all core lessons in one place, the Reading/Writing Workshop is the key to all instruction. Teach and model close reading of short complex texts as students begin to practice key skills and strategies.

Literature Anthology

Bursting with stories and informational text selections by award­–winning authors and illustrators, the Literature Anthology allows students to apply the strategies and skills they are mastering to extended complex text, including many exemplars.

Close Reading Companion

Students read with purpose, annotating text, citing evidence, and organizing their thoughts as they move towards analytical writing across multiple texts and integration of knowledge and ideas.

Leveled Readers

Four levels (Approaching, On, and Beyond Level and English Learners) of additional reading, differentiated by Lexile, Benchmark, and Guided Reading Levels, with connection points to level up when students are ready. 50% are informational text, 50% literary. All share the same skills, vocabulary, and concepts and are connected to the weekly Essential Question. Thousands of additional leveled readers are available online.

Teacher Resources


Teacher Edition

One of six volumes (11 at grade K) covering six weeks' instruction (three weeks at grade K) for a total of 36 weeks/180 days. In addition to whole group, small group, and individual instruction, teachers will find frequent recommendations for quick checks, reteaching, and differentiation. Access Complex Text support provides quantitative and qualitative measures of what makes a given reading challenging, with point-­of-­use instructional support. Weekly student outcomes are targeted to the California instructional framework and California CCSS.