How should teachers use the Small Wonders stories?

n every chapter, the Small Wonders section gives students stories that apply what they have learned. These are lighthearted and playful stories, with enjoyable and readily identifiable characters, that complement many of the themes and ideas of the lessons in the curriculum. The Teacher Manual provides a clear lesson-link summary before the story text, as well as discussion questions after the story to help the students draw out the key learning points. Small Wonders stories can be read in the classroom and with the parents at home. The teacher and parent portals offer a one-page printout of the story narrative, along with the lesson link and discussion questions to facilitate fruitful conversations about the stories at home. By the end of 2022, the portals will offer Small Wonders videos for use in the classroom or at home.