Reading Programs


In 2008-2009, Provo City School District adopted the Treasures reading program from the Macmillan-Mcgraw Hill publishing company. Treasures is a Reading/Language Arts Program with rich, engaging fiction and nonfiction literature and provides students with accessible text.

It develops reading skills, oral language, vocabulary and writing to build a strong foundation and a love of reading. It includes strategies designed to reach every student at every level. It promotes mastery of phonological awareness, oral language, comprehension, vocabulary, fluency, and writing. It also provides multiple opportunities for test preparation and practice.

Treasures, is currently being used in Kindergarten, and Third to Sixth grade. First and Second grades acquired the core-created basal program, Wonders. The district is currently considering a similar core-created program for the 2016-2017 school year.

Treasures Video Tutorials and Documents


At the beginning of the 2015-2016 school year, PCSD adopted a more rigorous Reading program called, Wonders. It was adopted for First and Second grades only. Reading Wonders is designed specifically for the Common Core State Standards for Reading/Language Arts. Combining research-based instruction with new tools to meet today’s challenges, every component and every lesson is designed for effective and efficient CCSS instruction.

  • The program is designed for the student to:
  • Build a strong reading foundation
  • Access to complex text
  • Find and use text evidence
  • Engaging in collaborative conversations
  • Write to sources

Using a rich range of diverse print and digital media, Wonders provides the instructional support and materials you will only find in a program that was created to teach the rigor, intent, and depth of the new Common Core State Standards.

Wonders Instruction Essentials