What is the Great Minds Wheatley Portfolio?
Early on during the development of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), Great Minds recognized that these influential standards would have the potential to raise student achievement if the standards were implemented with first-rate curriculum materials. We therefore set out to create tools that teachers could use to develop strong, CCSS-aligned curricula. The first tool we created is the Great Minds Curriculum for English. The curriculum provides a coherent sequence of thematic curriculum units, roughly six per grade level, K–12. The units connect the skills delineated in the CCSS in ELA with suggested works of literature and informational texts and provide sample activities that teachers can use in their classrooms.