Wright Group LEAD21 reading and language arts program is a groundbreaking and comprehensive literacy platform for grades K-5 from McGraw-Hill. Joy Nelkin Wieder contributed 27 leveled readers in both Fiction and Nonfiction with titles such as Grandmother’s Gift, The Very Careful Rabbit and Is It Alive?

Wright Group LEAD21 focuses on differentiation and acceleration. Nonfiction and Fiction selections are written at four different levels to provide all levels of students the opportunity to read, write and discuss the same grade level topics. Rigor, inquiry, access to complex text, and close reading strategies are integrated and aligned to the Common Core State Standards.


The Indiana Department of Education: LEAD21 is fully approved as a core reading program in grades K-5. The program consistently meets or exceeds expectations at all grade levels. For more information about these innovative materials for the 21st Century classroom, visit the IDOE website.

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