A Guide to Using SuperDville’s Videos and Companion Curriculum
Learn about all that our episodes and companion curriculum have to offer; from hands-on activities, intro letters for parents, SEL booklists, motivational printables and more. Watch our seven-minute tutorial and you will be ready to use SuperDville in any classroom, library, after-school setting or at home.
Scope and Sequence
All of our episodes include the five core CASEL competencies. Our research team identified three additional competencies for children with LD (belonging, learning goals, and resilience). Read our Elementary School White Paper and read our Middle School White Paper to find out more.
Our episode sequencing is research-based, with consideration of the developmentally appropriate stages for introducing each SEL theme.
Themes are repeated in multiple episodes, as repetition is crucial to a young learner’s mastery of new concepts. The video storylines become more advanced but they allow students to practice some of the same SEL themes from grade to grade.
The 6th grade sequence deepens many of the themes present in the earlier grades while introducing new skills to meet the increased responsibilities of middle school academics and growing social awareness of preadolescent students.
- Leveraging strengths to independently overcome challenges
- Navigating conflict in peer relationships
- Taking ownership of learning with self-advocacy strategies
The skills included in this series are: RESILIENCE BELONGING LEARNING GOALS
After learning of a threat to recess time at his school, Alex rushes to the W.U.N.D.R studio to get the story out. There, he meets a team of hard-working reporters–who are all kids with learning differences! As they prepare to go live with the story, Alex is intimidated and thinks to himself, “Wow, they’re all so confident. I wish I could be a part of their team.” As he attempts to sneak out of the studio, Elsworth catches him and encourages him to think about what his unique strengths are. Alex realizes that the WUNDR team only has this key story because he is observant. The team needs his talent and he is named their Resident Story Finder. The W.U.N.D.R team reminds us that confidence doesn’t come from being good at everything; it comes from discovering what makes you special!
Ahead of a special episode of W.U.N.D.R’s Got Talent, Kaylee backs out of plans to put on a magic show with Juniper, and tells Juniper that she instead is performing a dance with Willa. Though they feel hurt and excluded, Juniper buries their feelings and tells Kaylee that they are fine with the change. Meanwhile, Logan is practicing the song she plans to perform on the show, but is interrupted by Atias and Rowan, who have shown up just to bully her about her hairstyle. Both upset, Logan and Juniper run into each other on the roof and write a song about their feelings. When they perform their song on the show, they both wow the judges and communicate how their peers’ actions made them feel.
Ahead of her performance on W.U.N.D.R’s Got Talent, Lily finds herself so overwhelmed with homework, she is worried she won’t be able to participate in the show. She asks the WUNDR team how they are able to manage both their schoolwork and extracurricular activities. Juniper offers Lily a strategy for communicating what she is struggling with to her teachers and after lots of practice, Lily finds the confidence to advocate for herself. On W.U.N.D.R’s Got Talent, Lily shares the drawings she was able to find time to work on after talking to her teacher and her tips for self-advocacy.
- Build family engagement by sending home the prewritten parent letter introducing SuperDville and offering caregivers access to the episodes and discussion guides in multiple languages!
- Select read alouds from the reading list that complement the SEL themes your students are working on.
- Utilize the anchor chart suggestions (you can either print the documents directly from the site or use them as guides to create poster size graphics for your classroom).
- Round out the year by sending home certificates of completion to help students build a sense of accomplishment.
(Episodes and Curriculum in Spanish will be available by the end of the year.)