Our past Annual Reports are in an easy-to-read format and are packed with stories about the success of our program.
Our program is tailored to help K5 through fifth grade students build reading, writing and researching skills by using the visual arts as the primary tool for learning. SHARP Literacy is successful because it is a year-round program that can be fully integrated into school curriculum. Each lesson corresponds with Wisconsin state-mandated curriculum and is aligned with the Milwaukee Public School district’s Comprehensive Literacy Plan and the Common Core Standards. All materials are provided by SHARP Literacy and we work with participating teachers to plan each year, adjusting our programming to special initiatives.
SHARP Literacy’s program is based on a strong core process that is reviewed and updated each year to ensure our teaching tools remain the most up-to-date and effective in literacy enrichment. With that strong foundation in place, our staff and the teachers in our participating schools develop each year’s Writing Challenge and other enrichment components. View a video explaining how SHARP works.
K4: Science – Living Things
K5: Science – Plants
First grade: Science – Bees
Second grade: Science – Great Lakes
Third grade: Social Studies – Urban Agriculture
Fourth grade: Social Studies – Wisconsin
Fifth grade: Social Studies – Storytelling in Art