By using Columbia University's Teachers College Reading and Writing Program, students at PS 214 engage with the English Language Arts in valuable ways. By utilizing this research-based curriculum, students in each class engage in various reading and writing units throughout the school year that allow them to get to know different kinds of texts and genres, how to engage with them, and how to share and extend that knowledge. Each unit of study utilizes a progression of lessons that aligns with grade-specific Common Core Standards and builds upon students' prior knowledge to enable greater success.
Additionally, the TC Reading and Writing program allows for integrated learning where classes can explore topics in Science and Social Studies through the English Language Arts. By providing opportunities to read and write about real topics in various forms, the TC Reading and Writing Program instills in students the ideal that we all "read and write for real reasons.
Numbers should add up to more than a right answer. They should inspire aha moments and joyful connections. Eureka Math® set a new standard for rigor, coherence, and focus in the classroom so students gain a deeper understanding of the why behind the numbers, all while making math more enjoyable to learn and teach
The New York City K-8 Scope and Sequence is a comprehensive resource that integrates national standards, the New York State Social Studies Core Curriculum (content, concepts, key ideas, understandings and performance indicators), the Common Core Learning Standards (CCLS) and the New York State K-8 Social Studies Framework.
Special Programs and
Eligible Electives for grades Pre-K to 5.
PS 214 Instructional Focus:
To engage all students in guided reading instruction and specifically strategies to develop and master word meanings, which will expand their reading comprehension and increase literacy achievement school-wide.