The Grades 4 & 5 English Language Arts curriculum map was developed
by all grade level teachers in accordance with the Massachusetts English
Language Arts Curriculum Framework. While our curriculum map highlights
certain standards each month, we are aware that all English Language
Arts standards are in play from September to June and are foundational
within each subject. Each month we focus on specific standards for
instruction and assessment. English Language Arts lessons are taught
directly during the literacy block each day but are also integrated into
science, math, and social studies, as well as the exploratory subjects.
Through our common and integrated curriculum, we offer rich and
balanced literacy experiences for our students and support all of them
as they grow and develop as learners. Our curriculum maps are also
dynamic and set forth and agreed upon plan for this school year. Through
on-going collaboration, we will expand and revise it to better meet the
needs of all children.
The Newburyport Public Schools have implemented Engage NY mathematics modules in grades kindergarten- 8 this year to support our effort to align to the Math Common Core State Standards. Please reference the Eureka Math parent web resources. Eureka Math is the published version of the Engage NY open source materials. You will find a variety of supports: videos, PTA guides, National Council of Teachers of Mathematics games, curriculum overviews, and parent math tips. The parent math tips are available for the modules your children are studying grades PK-8.
If you have questions about your child’s daily instruction, I encourage you to talk to your child’s classroom teacher. If you have questions about the Engage NY program, please address them to Liz Kinzly, our STEM Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or me at email@example.com .
Partnerships between the schools and parents/guardians are essential to provide the best possible education for your children. I look forward to continued collaboration as we move through the implementation of the Common Core State Standards.
Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum & Instruction