Wit and Wisdom book with statue on the cover

Wit & Wisdom

Wit & Wisdom® is a comprehensive K–8 curriculum that has transformed English language arts (ELA) instruction in classrooms across the nation. Great Minds® believes that classrooms are places where students and teachers encounter wit, wisdom, wonder, rigor, and knowledge, and that literature, history, art, and science all have a place in ELA instruction. By providing a framework for inquiry, Wit & Wisdom helps students build rich layers of knowledge. It inspires teachers and students to experience complex texts and ideas on a deeper level by fostering the questioning spirit that will shape the next generation of great writers, thinkers, and leaders.

The Facts About Wit & Wisdom
and its Impact

Wit & Wisdom students are invited to read content-rich and complex texts that build their knowledge of important topics as they master literacy skills. Core texts are wide-ranging, varied, and provide a careful balance of literary, informational, and fine art texts.

At the Core of Wit & Wisdom

Knowledge For All: The Power Of High-Quality Curricula For Students With Diverse Learning Needs

“Students are learning for themselves, discovering, and growing. They are digging in, talking, and writing so much more. We never had so much excitement about literacy instruction. Wit & Wisdom is absolutely challenging, but it’s also exactly what our kids need.”
- SARAH S., CURRICULUM SPECIALIST FOR ELA AND SOCIAL STUDIES, ROGERS PUBLIC SCHOOLS, AR

Meet Ajay: Proof That Curriculum Matters

Ajay’s struggles with dysgraphia made him dread school and, above all, reading. That changed with Wit & Wisdom

Fostering a Questioning Spirit Through Fine Art

Wit & Wisdom students engage with significant works of art, including paintings, illustrations, prints, sculpture, architecture, and photographs, that provide diverse access points to a topic so learners at all levels can build strong literary skills.

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Teacher reviews student scores on Affirm dashboard.

Affirm

Affirm®, Wit & Wisdom’s digital assessment tool, helps educators better meet the needs of their students, with instant scoring and reporting to help track student progress over time. The tool also provides students with extra practice and preparation for standardized assessments.

Wit & Wisdom in Sync

As education evolves, so should curricula. Wit & Wisdom in Sync™ allows your students to build knowledge anytime, anywhere. Featuring digestible video lessons and fillable PDFs for students, Wit & Wisdom in Sync makes learning seamless and unstoppable.

Wit and Wisdom in Sync on a laptop.

LOOK INSIDE Wit & Wisdom

TRANSFORMING CLASSROOMS

“Through Wit & Wisdom’s knowledge-focused designs, I am able to make everyday connections and focus on the wholeness of my kids, making the material more meaningful.”

—KYAIR B., 2019 TEACHER OF THE YEAR, BALTIMORE CITY PUBLIC SCHOOLS, MD

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