Each school in the NYC DOE has an instructional focus. Our current instructional focus is as follows:
Using Hallmark #2 “Rich Discussions” of advanced literacies, all pedagogues, across all grade levels and content areas, will design instruction to provide scholars opportunities to engage in conversations to expand conversational and academic language.
What does this mean for students?
This means that each teacher wants to hear their voice, ideas, and thoughts. We want students to converse with one another and engage in dialogue that enriches their understanding. To learn more about Advanced Literacy and Hallmark #2, check out this article from the Office of New York State Education Department here!
Parents, read this article from Scholastic if you want tips on how to talk to your child about the books they are reading!
Stay tuned for our parent workshops about how to help your child have rich discussions at home!