Ashley Carsillo
  • Social Studies and

    Grade 5 Reading/ELA



    Ashley Carsillo

    Social Studies (Grades 5-8)
    Social studies begins with an introduction to ancient societies. It focuses on the changes societies incur over time and place to meet the changing needs and wants of their people.

    Students explore ancient civilizations, the Middle Ages, and Reformation and Renaissance to learn how such diversity has significantly influenced civilization. Social studies in grades 7 and 8 focuses on a study of United States and New York State history from pre-Columbian times to the present. Political, geographic, economic, and social trends in the United States are explored and developed through related multi-media materials, magazines, books, maps, projects, and interactive Smart Board technology.

    Grade 5 Reading/ELA
    The curriculum follows the New York State Next Generation Standards for ELA. Students will learn to read and comprehend literary and informational texts.  Students in 5th grade develop their writing skills and use a variety of strategies to plan, revise, and strengthen their writing as they work independently and collaboratively.They write for multiple purposes (to entertain, to explain, to persuade) and learn about various tools (print and digital) to produce, share, and publish writing. In all writing tasks, students will learn to use and to adjust language to best communicate ideas, content, and message to readers.