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 an 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 email@example.com or me at firstname.lastname@example.org .
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