• How The Wheatley Portfolio is empowering teachers...
  • “The unit themes were instrumental in giving me a vision for the entire year.”
  • “I was able to execute a comprehensive ELA curriculum rich in fiction and non-fiction texts.”
  • “Well-written and easy to follow. The terminology can be used as a benchmark for understanding each unit.”
  • “The thinking my students express in their interaction with the units is really something to behold.”
Wheatley Print Edition

Revised Print Editions
Now Available

Check out our updated English curriculum, including a sample text study for each grade span (K-5, 6-8, and 9-12).

Ides of March

Meet Amos and Boris

Share the story of two unlikely mammal friends with your third grade students with the story “Amos and Boris” by William Steig. This story's engaging characterization, vivid setting, and compelling plot makes a great addition to any third grade classroom.

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Blog: “CCSS Alignment: Great Content Required”

“It’s like falling on a bruise. Nearly every time I am asked to review a new curriculum or a reading program, I am struck by how very little great literature and literary nonfiction are included...”
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Case Study: Bringing the Fun Back

K-12 Literacy Specialist Caroline Schenk brought engaging texts to her district using the Wheatley Portfolio. Find out how she inspired teachers to bring the best ELA texts into their classrooms. Read now.

Art Museum offers tours based on the Wheatley Portfolio

The Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, Arkansas offers themed tours for schools based on the units in the Wheatley Portfolio starting in Spring 2014. Reserve now.

New Grade 3 Text Study

Discover with your students how our knowledge of dinosaurs has evolved with the use of Great Minds’s Grade 3 text study based on the book, Boy, Were We Wrong about Dinosaurs by Kathleen V. Kudlinski. View here.

New Grade 7 Text Study

Introduce your seventh grade students to a tale about the unbreakable spirit and the fight for survival in the frozen Alaskan Klondike with our newest text study, “The Call of the Wild” by Jack London. View Now.

Books, Not Basals

Watch our recent panel discussion about how to bring books worth a close read to every classroom in America. Hear the perspectives of an architect of the CCSS, an author, a scholar, a teacher, and a district chief. Watch now.

Blog: Quality Texts Hold the Answers

A new study has found startling gaps in the civic knowledge of recent American college graduates... Read more.

Suggested works available for purchase

Want to get the literary and informational texts recommended in the Wheatley Portfolio for your classroom? You can purchase them from the Great Minds Catalog.

Great Minds’s ELA curriculum tops 100,000 users

With more than 20,000 users online, and over 80,000 print copies of the our ELA curriculum sold, CC’s Wheatley Portfolio is a leading resource for educators implementing the CCSS.

It all begins with the text

K–4 teacher Lorraine Griffith illustrates the value of basing classroom instruction on exemplar texts found in the Common Core State Standards.

We support you with professional development

Great Minds helps spread successful teaching practices by letting you learn from the experts and teachers who wrote our curriculum materials. Read more.