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Wit & Wisdom

4th Grade

Wit and Wisdom is a K-8 English curriculum written and owned by Great Minds. We love it because it brings rich content into the classroom.  Wit and Wisdom helps you meet the expectations of the standards while celebrating the joy of reading and writing with your students. These files are meant to supplement classrooms who have purchased the Wit and Wisdom curriculum materials from Great Minds.

Module 1 | A Great Heart

Invite students to examine the complexity of the human heart. Not only is it a biological wonder, it is also a symbol of human caring. What does it mean to think with our hearts? How do people demonstrate “great heart? What can we do to have healthy hearts?

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Module 2 | Extreme Settings

Gary Paulson writes in Hatchet, “You are your most valuable asset. Don’t forget that. You are the best thing you have.” This quote epitomizes the importance of perseverance, tenacity, creativity, and knowledge in the face of adversity. Students explore the challenges presented by extreme environments, examining the characteristics of setting and analyzing what makes certain landscapes challenging for survival.

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Module 3 | The Redcoats Are Coming!

Paul Revere’s words will forever be associated with the start of the revolution that, when it was done, freed a people and their nation: The United States of America. There is no more essential story for young citizens than that of the American Revolution. Studying the events and heroes of this era will advance literacy skills while building historical knowledge.

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Module 4 | Myth Making

Through the lens of a masterful contemporary novel inspired by Greek mythology, this module explores the relevance of Greek mythology and the power of stories that convey important life lessons.

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