Curriculum – Fifth Grade

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Reading Workshop

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Reading Workshop

As a Teachers College Reading and Writing Project school, readers at PS 199 participate in Reading Workshop, Read Alouds, Shared Reading, Small Group Instruction, Guided Reading, Independent Reading and Book Clubs. Our goal is to create lifelong, confident readers who display agency and independence. Our teachers assess student progress through a variety of formal and informal methods and tools, including TCRWP Running Records, which determine each student’s Independent Guided Reading Level. These benchmarks are based on the expectation that students will enter kindergarten as emergent readers and finish eighth grade reading at level Z.

Unit 1 ~ Agency and Independence: Launching Reading with Experienced Readers
Unit 2 ~ Tackling Complexity: Moving Up Levels of Nonfiction (in Social Studies)
Unit 3 ~ Historical Fiction Clubs: Short Texts
Unit 4 ~ Argument and Advocacy: Researching Debatable Issues
Unit 5 ~ Test Preparation
Unit 6 ~ Learning through Reading: Westward Expansion
Unit 7 ~ Fantasy Book Clubs

Parent Resources: 
http://www.scholastic.com/parents/book-search
http://ps199pta.org/reading-levels-dots-colors/
https://readingandwritingproject.org/clearinghouse/family

Writing Workshop

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Writing Workshop

Teachers College Writing Workshop facilitates young writers to emulate the work of professional authors. Our young writers are exposed to authentic mentor texts and use various writing tools and to navigate through the writing process. Students collect ideas, plan, draft, revise, edit and publish their work. Students incorporate writing strategies and are responsible to apply their learning independently, with partners, and/or within small groups.

Unit 1 ~ Personal Narrative Craft
Unit 2 ~ Journalism/ Nonfiction Feature Articles
Unit 3 ~ The Literary Essay
Unit 4 ~ Research-Based Argument Essay
Unit 5 ~ Test Preparation
Unit 6 ~ The Lens of History: Research Reports
Unit 7 ~ Fantasy Writing

Parent Resources: 
https://readingandwritingproject.org/clearinghouse/family

Mathematics

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Mathematics

Everyday Mathematics is a research-based and field-tested curriculum that focuses on developing our young mathematician’’s understandings and skills in ways that produce lifelong mathematical power.
  • Use of concrete, real-life examples that are meaningful and memorable as an introduction to key mathematical concepts.
  • Repeated exposures to mathematical concepts and skills to develop children’s ability to recall knowledge from long-term memory.
  • Frequent practice of basic computation skills to build mastery of procedures and quick recall of facts, often through games and verbal exercises.
  • Use of multiple methods and problem-solving strategies to foster true proficiency and accommodate different learning styles.

The Everyday Mathematics curriculum covers:

Unit 1 ~ Whole Number, Place Value and Operations
Unit 2 ~ Area and Volume
Unit 3 ~ Fraction Concepts: Addition and Subtraction
Unit 4 ~ Decimal Concepts; Coordinate Grids
Unit 5 ~ Operations with Fractions; Test Prep
Unit 6 ~ Investigations in Measurement; Decimal Multiplication and Division
Unit 7 ~ Multiplication of Mixed Numbers; Geometry; Graphs

Parent Resources:
https://connected.mcgraw-hill.com/school/h8e4
http://everydaymath.uchicago.edu/parents

Social Studies

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Social Studies

The Passport to Social Studies curriculum was developed by a team of DOE staff and teachers, in collaboration with Social scientists and cultural partners. The passport curriculum provides students with the tools to build the necessary skills for critical thinking, geographical reasoning and persuasive writing.

Unit 1 ~ Mapping the Western Hemisphere
Unit 2 ~ Ancient Civilizations: Maya, Inca, Aztec
Unit 3 ~ Age of Exploration
Unit 4 ~ American History Focus Study: Westward Expansion

Parent Resources:
www.amnh.org

Word Study

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Word Study

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Our Wordly Wise 3000 curriculum delivers direct instruction of sophisticated vocabulary to better prepare our young learners to read grade-level texts and enhance their writing.

Wordly Wise 3000 Book 5

Parent Resources:
www.wordlywise3000.com

Science

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Science

Welcome to the Next Generation of Science Learning. New York State adapted a new sets of standards in 2017. New York City then created the current Science Scope and Sequence and using NGSS aligned tools selected Amplify as the new curriculum. This curriculum is a phenomena based and places the student in the role of scientists and engineers. This curriculum embodies all the tenants of Three-Dimensional Learning which has proven to be the most effective way for students to learn science.


Parent Resources:
Patterns of Earth and Sky: Analyzing Stars on Ancient Artifacts Glossary Unit 1

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Unit 1 Patterns of Earth and Sky: Analyzing Stars on Ancient Artifacts. Students take on the role of astronomers, helping a team of archaeologists explain the illustrations on a recently discovered, thousand-year-old artifact with a missing piece. Students use mathematical thinking to make sense of patterns in the sky, which they figure out by using physical and digital models and obtaining information from science books. They plan and conduct investigations to figure out how the spin and orbit of our planet are the cause of the daily and yearly patterns of stars we see in the sky.

Unit 2 Modeling Matter: The Chemistry of Food. In the role of food scientists, students work to identify a potentially hazardous food dye in a food coloring mixture, then to create a good-tasting and visually appealing salad dressing. They engage in hands-on investigations and use physical and digital models to gather evidence about mixtures at the observable scale and at the scale of molecules. They develop visual models and write explanations about mixtures, including whether they are likely to change or remain stable.

Enrichment Programs

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Enrichment Programs

We provide a variety of grade-based enrichment programs

NY Philharmonic

NY Scholastic Chess Club

Chess Kid

RULER (Social-Emotional Curriculum)

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RULER (Social-Emotional Curriculum)

The RULER Approach to Social and Emotional Learning is a school-wide initiative to teach social and emotional learning to our school community members.

The Anchors of Emotional Intelligence is based on developing our five key RULER skills.

There are four anchor tools that we use: the Charter, Mood Meter, Meta-Moment, and Blueprint. These anchor tools allows a common language and strategies that incorporates learning at school and at home.

Unit 1: Charter
Unit 2: Mood Meter
Unit 3: Meta-Moments
Unit 4: Blueprint

Parent Resources:
http://ei.yale.edu/ruler/

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