Wand

The Wand has moved!

Our popular "learning to read" program, the Wand, is returning to its original creator, Rita Cevasco. When Rita created the Wand for Brave Writer, she was in private practice. Today, she has her own thriving company called Rooted in Language

In reviewing our goals and hers, the Wand fits so beautifully with what she's building, it felt important for Rita to have the rights back to sell and support it. She's also rolling out a brand new phonics program called Pinwheels that dovetails beautifully with the Wand.

You may purchase the Wand here.

For general help in assessing what you need to teach reading, go here: https://www.rootedinlanguage.com/reading.

If you are looking for our reading and writing program for kids who have learned to read, we offer you our product: the Dart


Wand Book List

Level One
Issue 1
Hop on Pop (Dr. Seuss)
Fox in Socks (Dr. Seuss)

Issue 2
A Kiss for Little Bear (Else Holmelund Minarik)
Danny the Dinosaur (Syd Hoff)

Issue 3
Mr. Putter and Tabby Pour the Tea (Cynthia Rylant)
Mr. Putter and Tabby Pick the Pears (Cynthia Rylant)

Level Two
Issue 1
Frog and Toad are Friends (Arnold Lobel)
Frog and Toad Together (Arnold Lobel)

Issue 2
Harry and the Lady Next Door (Gene Zion)
Owl Moon (Jane Yolen)

Issue 3
Chicken Soup with Rice (Maurice Sendak)
Big Max: The Worlds Greatest Detective (Kin Platt)

Issue 4
Harold and the Purple Crayon (Crockett Johnson)
Olivia Goes to Venice (Ian Falconer)

Level Three
Issue 1
The Golly Sisters Go West (Betsy Byars and Sue Truesdell)
The Story about Ping (Marjorie Flack and Kurt Wiese)

Issue 2
Zack’s Alligator (Shirley Mozelle)
Curious George (H. A. Rey)

Issue 3
Amelia Bedelia and the Baby (Peggy Parish)
The Relatives Came (Cynthia Rylant)



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