Reading and Writing

English Language Arts

 ELA, English Language Arts


Next Generation Learning Standards Booklet

Learning Standards Chart:   PreK - 2nd Grade

Learning Standards Chart:  3rd - 5th Grade

Click on any of these resources to learn the NYS standards in reading and writing for each grade


Teacher's College: Reading and Writing Project

     At PS 230, we offer our students a rich learning experience.  Every day our students receive instruction in reading, writing, math, social studies and science.  Our teachers use various curriculum resources to ensure that all students are able to achieve academic success. 


Reading and Writing


     PS 230 teachers use Units of Study from Columbia University's Teachers College Reading and Writing Project as a resource to create our reading and writing curricula.

     To learn more about the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project, please click here.

     The Teachers College Reading and Writing Project offers links to free websites that parents can use to support their children's reading and writing.  

     Click on any of the subject areas ("Get Them Reading," "Get Them Writing") to discover online educational resources.

     The Teachers College Reading and Writing Project also offers student links to free websites that students can use to practice reading and writing skills at home.


     Please visit Grade-Level Pages  for more information about the reading and writing units each month.

Book of the Month

December 2023

Theme:  Confidence &


      The Book of Mistakes Book Cover 

The Book of Mistakes

by Corinna Luyken 


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Sight Words

   Many words are used so often that it's easier to memorize them and read them "by sight."

   Practice your sight words every week to make reading more fun!

   Click here for sight word lists and flashcards that you can print and practice with at home.

Benchmarks & Assessments

How do teachers determine your child's reading level?

Click below for more information:

Understanding Assessments:  a presentation by Mrs. Della Ragione, PS 230 Principal on October 18, 2018

Dear Families,

Did you know that family involvement has the most benefits for children when it takes place in the home environment?  Just a few simple actions on your part communicates to your child that reading and writing are valuable.  Here are some ideas:

  • Set up a writing center in your home with paper, pencils, markers, index cards and envelopes.  Encourage your child to write stories, notes, and thank you cards.  Sit at the center with your child and write together.
  • Read aloud to your child.  Listening to a story read aloud increases vocabulary and comprehension.  It also inspires writing ideas.
  • Cook together.  Reading and following a recipe shows that reading and writing have a purpose.  Create your own recipes together and write them on recipe cards.
  • Make up stories at the dinner table.  Have family members take turns adding to the story.
  • Act out stories you have read together and think of other stories using the same characters in different situations.
  • Listen for new vocabulary words while watching television.  Challenge family members to use the new words in conversation.
  • Invite your child to read aloud his or her written work from school.  You will be amazed at the wealth of knowledge your child is gaining about writing opinion/argument, informative/explanatory, narrative nonfiction, and narrative fiction articles, letters and stories.

Showing that you are interested in what your child learns in school is the best thing you can do to help increase his or her educational achievement.


                                            PS 230 Staff