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McGraw-Hill Education | <em>Wonders</em> - The Power of Connection

Educator Newsletter
Issue 10, Back-to-School 2019
Wonders News!

Welcome back to school, Wonders community!

As you prepare your classrooms for the 2019–2020 school, we continue to support you, our wonderful Wonders community of teachers and school leaders!

Social emotional learning is one of the most important factors in predicting school success. We’ve been taking a deeper look at how we can teach the whole child. How can we develop a classroom culture that is respectful and values every member of our classroom community? How can we bring social and emotional learning to the surface of our daily collaborative conversations?

As you read and study the texts and Essential Questions in Wonders, we encourage you to find teachable moments in the texts to bring social and emotional learning to life in your classroom. Some of the social and emotional capacities addressed in Wonders texts include:

  • Identity
  • Creativity
  • Task Persistence
  • Care and Empathy
  • Belonging
  • Pro Social Behaviors
  • Resilience
  • Logic and Reasoning
  • Problem Solving
  • Feelings and Emotional Self-Regulation
  • Initiative
  • Self-control
  • Relationships
We hope you will find Wonders can support all students as they grow this school year and beyond!

All the best,
Brandon Harvey and John Slagle
Wonders National Literacy Specialists

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Back-to-School Resources

Back-to-school time is filled with enthusiasm and excitement about the year to come, but there might also be a few questions from students and their families. Wonders back-to-school resources are here to help! With presentations, letters to parents, and how-to help, these resources will help you get ready for the new school year, provide tips and tricks, or learn how to get the most out of Wonders.

If you need a refresher on using your Wonders digital resources, Implementation Resources are available on the Wonders site under the Implementation tab. You can access parent resources, fun classroom videos, and Digital Implementation Guides for Wonders!

Professional Development
For your own professional learning, remember that you have 24/7 access to online support. Go to Resources > Professional Development to access your implementation modules, model classroom videos, and more.

English Learners Report

In Your Own Words
Do you have a success story, an "a-ha" moment, or advice for other teachers you’d like to share? We’d love to feature it! Email us at wondersnews@mheducation.com and it could be in our next newsletter.

Or, share how you use Wonders in your classroom on social media and tag #ReadingWonders.

Looking For More?

Wonders Digital Walkthrough
Explore a few of the Wonders digital features that make technology purposeful, including the Data Dashboard.

McGraw-Hill YouTube Playlists
Looking for more helpful tips or thoughts from industry leaders? Check out a few McGraw-Hill Education YouTube playlists. Take some time to visit—it will be worth it!
Professional Development

Interactive Classroom Literacy Tools

In these interactive classroom literacy tools, Kathy Bumgardner, a veteran educator and consultant, combines research-based instructional best practices and positive humor at every opportunity.

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