2011 CAPs

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Gr. K-2 Unpacking/Aligning Common Core Standards in Literacy

by Sue Costagliola East Meadow School District

This CAP was developed to provide greater focus on literacy experiences in the classroom. Each section is divided into strands which include reading, writing, speaking, listening and language. Each strand is then broken into College and Career Readiness (CCR) Anchor standards which are numbered. For organizational purposes these are then divided into categories. This CAP will better prepare teachers and students in the K-2 classroom setting for the forthcoming implementation of the ELA Common Core Standards. This CAP provides a list of each standard paired with a meaningful activity and examples of exemplar texts. Additionally, an overview of the Lexile Framework of Reading, which is an educational tool that better matches readers to literature, is included. A teacher friendly conversion chart was created to better assist teachers in finding “just right” literature.
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Gr. 3-5 ELA Common Core Standards

by Sue Costagliola East Meadow School District

This Curriculum Area Project is a result of New York State’s adoption of their Common Core State Standards (CCSS) in English Language Arts. This CAP provides an overview of the CCSS and explains key components of the initiative. Standards are provided in easy to reference tables for implementation. According to New York State, “The CCSS establish a staircase of increasing complexity in what students must be able to read so that all students are ready for the demands of college and career level reading no later than the end of High School. The standards require the progressive development of reading comprehension so that students advancing through the grades are able to gain more from whatever they read.” (Achieve)
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ELA Smartboard Notebook Lessons

by Sue Costagliola East Meadow School District

This CAP addresses the need for readily accessible resources for teachers which meet the curriculum and utilize the capability of our smart boards in the classroom.
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Gr. 5 Balanced Literacy Initiative for Fifth Grade Teaming Model

by Sue Costagliola East Meadow School District

This Balanced Literacy Initiative for the Fifth Grade Teaming Model CAP is designed to be used in conjunction with New York State prescribed elementary Language Arts curriculum. With an eye on including each of the required strands and Core Standards, this CAP serves to reinforce the learning our students should and will encounter in their Literacy and home based Balanced Literacy classroom instruction, in their daily lives, and most certainly in district standardized and state assessments. Our goal was to develop an integrated curriculum that will help enhance and drive instruction so that our students will be able to access and use multi-modalities and in doing so, build the best Literacy foundation possible.
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Gr. K Sight Word Readers

by Sue Costagliola East Meadow School District

This project provides kindergartners with sight word readers to take home throughout the school year. It affords students opportunities to practice the literacy skills and strategies they have been exposed to during modeled, shared and guided reading activities. Students will interact with the booklets by identifying, highlighting and writing the high frequency sight words.
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Gr. 5 Reading/Writing Curr. Map using AUSSIE 2010-2011

by Sue Costagliola East Meadow School District

This Reading/Writing Curriculum Map using AUSSIE for Grade 5 provides an annual overview as well as 2 fully developed units. The first unit integrates science content and AUSSIE instructional methodology to address space science. This unit focuses students on exploring the feature of nonfiction and culminates in a science fair presentation. The second unit integrates social studies content and AUSSIE instructional methodology to examine expansion and change in the United States during the late 19th century. This unit uses journals and diaries to engage students in a discussion of key issues through role playing.
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Gr. 2 Words Their Way

by Sue Costagliola East Meadow School District

Words Their Way is a new spelling program recently adopted by The East Meadow School District. As educators we realize and value the importance of quality spelling instruction as part of our literacy program. Words Their Way provides teachers with the unique opportunity to teach spelling in a systematic way and also individualize and differentiate instruction to meet the needs of all students. Beginning and implementing a new educational program is both exciting and challenging. Words Their Way is a program with many components, ranging from assessment to homework activities. We designed this CAP to help assist teachers plan out the first month of instruction, to “start out” in a sense. Using whole group instruction for the first month allows the class to become more familiar with the program and activities. The generic templates for the games are teacher friendly. The activities and games are motivating, fun and multisensory. This CAP will help teachers launch Words Their Way in their classroom. We hope our colleagues come to view it as a valuable resource and will refer to it frequently while planning their instruction.
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Gr. 3 Meeting the State Standards through Literacy Workshops

by Sue Costagliola East Meadow School District

Gr. 3 Meeting the State Standards through Literacy Workshops
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Gr. 5 Literacy Opportunities for North American Studies

by Sue Costagliola East Meadow School District

This guide represents a step-by-step approach to the key concepts of teaching beginning (grade 4) violin, viola, cello and bass. It is a curriculum based on the method of Shinichi Suzuki, adapted for use in a public school setting. This approach utilizes teaching strategies that will appeal to every type of learning style including: • Developing the ear through listening • Memorization • Concentration on posture and tone • Breaking down tasks into smaller increments We also address the following National Standards for Music Education: nullnullSinging, alone and with others, a varied repertoire of music. null null 2. Performing on instruments, alone and with others, a varied repertoire of music. 5. Reading and notating music. 6. Listening to, analyzing, and describing music. 7. Evaluating music and music performances. 9. Understanding music in relation to history and culture.
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