Ms. Michele P. Van Eyken
Assistant to the
Superintendent for Elementary Education
Partners in Education:
to the 2016-2017 Roosevelt Union Free School District’s curriculum page
for grades Pre-K – 6th grade. This page is intended to keep parents, students,
and teachers engaged and informed. Our mission to “Educate the Whole Child” the
Roosevelt school community is multi-pronged.
office of Curriculum and Instruction is working diligently with our schools to
ensure that our students are receiving effective, data driven instruction. We
work directly with school principals, assistant principals, curriculum
specialists, teachers, students, and parents.
the 2016-2017 school year, we are also ensuring that all subjects are
aligned with New York State Common Core State Standards and that every teacher
has a Student Learning Objective (SLO) to drive instruction.
page you will also find curriculum guides, information on various curriculum
support programs in use, and links to educational sites that will help you to
understand new and ongoing State and federal regulations related to education.
is a brief description of a few of the programs and initiatives the District is
using to help improve academic achievement for all of our students:
- Teachers in
grades 3-8 are utilizing English Language Arts modules from EngageNY.
- These modules
include authentic reading materials. Authentic reading materials include
published works that are typically encountered by students in daily life,
such as in magazines, books or newspapers. The use of authentic reading
material may mean that some material is emotionally charged or may use
language outside of a student's particular cultural experience.
- Teachers in
grades K- 5 are utilizing Mathematics modules from EngageNY.
modules in mathematics are marked by in-depth focus on fewer topics. They
integrate the CCLS, rigorous classroom reasoning, extended classroom time
devoted to practice and reflection through extensive problem sets, and
high expectations for mastery. The time required to complete a curriculum
module will depend on the scope and difficulty of the mathematical
content that is the focus of the module (first priority cluster area for
a given grade level). For example, the curriculum module relating to
Grade 3 multiplication and division introduces initial ideas of multiplication
and division in a brief period at the start of the year, continues to
develop strategies and problem solving throughout the year, and includes
materials to be used throughout the year for helping students reach
fluency by the end of the year with single-digit multiplication and
programs - GO Math! Is a comprehensive Kindergarten to Grade 6
mathematics program developed to support the Common Core State Standards
for Mathematics. It will be utilized in grades K to 6 during the 2016 – 2017 school year.
- Teachers in Grades 6-8 are
- Grades K – 2
will continue using Core Knowledge for English Language Arts.
Knowledge Language Arts (CKLA) is a comprehensive, preschool through
fifth grade program for teaching reading, writing, listening, and
speaking while also building students’ vocabulary and knowledge across
essential domains in literature, global and American history, and
the sciences. In the early grades, CKLA focuses on oral language
development through carefully sequenced read-alouds as well as systematic
instruction in reading and writing skills. In later grades, CKLA
continues to advance students’ knowledge and vocabulary through
read-alouds and in-depth discussions while also immersing students in
complex texts and advanced writing assignments that draw on the academic
content they’ve been engaged in since preschool.
benchmark assessments using STAR Renaissance. School data inquiry teams
will use assessments to monitor achievement and growth while identifying
strengths and targeting areas of improvement.
assessments provide the most valid, reliable, actionable data in the
least amount of testing time—usually 20 minutes or less. That empowers
educators to focus on what matters most—individualizing instruction to
accelerate learning for all students.
University is a series of academic workshops for parents to assist them in
the academic growth of our students. Please refer to the District Calendar
for 2016-2017 Parent University dates.
Core shifts in English Language Arts and Math: ELA Curriculum
Calendar guides have been created for grades kindergarten
thru sixth, which follows a logical sequence within a grade level and
between grade levels. The Mathematics
curriculum maps, grade kindergarten thru sixth grade,
help teachers understand what is taught and when it is taught in
math. The maps are 'works-in-progress' and 'living and breathing'
documents, which are updated as needed.
Parent's Guide To Common Core Learning
web page is fluid and we will continue to update the site with relevant
information that ensures that all students are healthy, safe, engaged,
supported, and challenged.
any additional questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.
P. Van Eyken
to the Superintendent for Elementary Education