Grades K–5

Research, Success, and Thought Leadership for the Wonders Literacy Curriculum

Research Studies and Success Stories for Wonders

Wonders uses research-proven best practices to help students grow as readers, writers, and critical thinkers. Explore qualitative and quantitative data demonstrating the program's efficacy and success, including:

  • A third-party evaluation of text complexity and quality, knowledge building, and usability, in which Wonders met all expectations and achieved several of the highest possible scores.
  • Case studies and testimonials from a range of customers in districts with differing needs, all of whom acknowledge that Wonders contributed to student success.
  • An independent efficacy study, in which the students using Wonders showed significant gains from beginning-of-year to end-of-year exams, indicating "promising" evidence of program impact.

Research-based Support for English Learners

As the United States continues to become more culturally and linguistically diverse, there is a pressing need for fundamental principles that guide the support of English learners as they acquire content and develop language.

Drawing upon extensive research in the field, McGraw-Hill has developed the following nine guiding principles for supporting English learners at all grade levels and in all disciplines:

  • Provide Specialized Instruction
  • Cultivate Meaning
  • Teach Structure and Form
  • Develop Language in Context
  • Scaffold to Support Access
  • Foster Interaction
  • Create Affirming Cultural Spaces
  • Engage Home to Enrich Instruction
  • Promote Multilingualism

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