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Opening the World of Learning Curriculum

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Opening the World of Learning Curriculum

Opening the World of Learning (OWL) is a comprehensive early literacy program designed for use with preschoolers. OWL strives to take advantage of the critical years that lead to later academic success and social adjustment. The research-based activities used in the OWL curriculum foster children’s learning in all content areas.

There are six units in the curriculum with the following themes: Families, Friends, Wind & Water, Colors, Shadows, and Things that Grow. Each unit focuses on reading and activities associated to that theme. The unit skills include language and literacy, social studies, science, mathematics, social and emotional development, the arts, and physical development.



Click the links below for OWL Unit Book Lists







For more information on our projects, or to volunteer your assistance in the UIC-ERF efforts,
please contact the project director William Teale at wteale@uic.edu.

The developer of this website, the University of Illinois at Chicago, received Early Reading First grants from the United States Department of Education. The United States Department of Education has not reviewed, nor does it guarantee the accuracy, legal sufficiency under Federal law, relevance, timeliness, or completeness of the information contained on this website. Further, the contents of this website do not necessarily represent the policy of the United States Department of Education and the inclusion of information for particular items is not intended to endorse any views expressed or products, programs or services offered.

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