Values and beliefs form character. Character often influences behavior. Developing character is essential to mastering social-emotional learning competencies. Character development starts with self-regulation ideally learned at a young age.

Early Childhood Program

Let’s Learn about Emotions with KIWI


Elementary Program

Elementary Core


21st Century


Building Great Citizens


Middle School Program

Middle School Core

The primary strength of the Cloud9World program are our 50+ books and eBooks explaining positive character strengths that support the development of good mental health. Each story is carefully crafted to include settings and characters around the world, exposing readers to a rich variety of locations, customs, and cultures. Children immediately closely identify with lovable, non-threatening animal characters and children their age experiencing a variety of common social situations. Through character identification and modeling the characters provide, children recognize and learn about specific character strengths and their related behaviors. Throughout these rich literacy experience, children often find their own voices beyond the story as they make connections with characters and situations to their own lives and experiences. Cloud9World books explain character development in simple, practical and child-friendly language, making character development natural and attainable for children. Teachers and parents sharing in the Cloud9World literacy experience also find their voices, developing new ways to explain character strengths and behaviors.

Teachers have access to loads of literacy and SEL activities with digital curriculum leveled for easy differentiation for students between grades PK-12. Curriculum is easy to navigate with symbols and a menu-style layout. Available activities cover literacy skills in reading comprehension, vocabulary, writing, speaking, listening, research, and require little/no advanced preparation. Activities employ current best practices, cross curriculum options, and are written in student-friendly language organized in short menus to provide integrated student and teacher choice. All curriculum activities are aligned with ELA standards and are printable for teachers’ use.

Available only online except Kiwi

Lesson Focus Areas by Series

Learning about Emotions with Kiwi – aligned to National PK Standards

  • Reading readiness skills
  • Number recognition and counting
  • Shapes and colors
  • Sorting, sequencing, opposites
  • Beginning sounds
  • Letter formation and writing
  • Gross and fine motor skills
  • Attention and follow directions

Elementary Core – aligned to literacy skills – K-2, 2-5

  • Vocabulary
  • Reading Skill Connection (specific comprehension skill focus)
  • General Comprehension
  • Facilitated Discussion Prompts
  • Writing Prompts
  • Curriculum Connections (science, social studies, math, research connection activities)

21st Century - aligned to literacy skills – K-2, 2-5

  • Vocabulary
  • Reading Skill Connection (specific comprehension skill focus)
  • General Comprehension
  • Facilitated Discussion Prompts
  • Writing Prompts
  • Curriculum Connections (science, social studies, math, research connection activities)
  • Critical Thinking and Decision Making

Building Great Citizens - aligned to literacy skills – K-2, 2-5

  • Vocabulary
  • Comprehension Collaboration
  • Civic Responsibilities – Facilitated Discussion
  • Civic Responsibilities – Written Expression
  • Discovery – Research Activities
  • Project-Based Learning Activities

Middle School - aligned to literacy skills – 6-8

  • Vocabulary
  • Introduction Activities (teacher directed)
  • Comprehension Collaboration
  • Create-Your-Own-Ending School Vignette Activities
  • Create-Your-Own-Ending Work Vignette Activities
  • Small Group Research Activities
  • Role Play Activities (school and work skill applications)
  • Character Strength Challenge (authentic activity/experiment)

Students engage with a plethora of fun digital and printable games for greater understanding and application of each character strength. Games center around strength application and story extension through an exploration of places and cultures, science-related animal connections, story characters, vocabulary puzzles, and more!

Growing Character from the Core – Your Way!

Teachers utilize interactive teacher tools, such as the countdown clock, to increase student attention, support whole or small group instruction, and activity completion. Other tools include virtual vocabulary cards for younger students and an emotions check-in tool. Teachers can access interactive intervention tools to reteach or reinforce character strength application with a variety of drag and drop virtual banners for goal setting and visual reinforcement, as well as personalized printable student awards. Interactive intervention tools are appropriate for whole group Tier I instruction, as well as Tier 2 and 3 instruction with smaller groups and individual students.

Cloud9World: Built for MTSS Flexibility