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Dear G.A.T.E. students and parents,

As we continue full S.T.E.A.M. ahead, we will be writing authentic, fact-based family memoirs, linking the creative arts of writing and illustrating with personal histories.

Each child will work in his own blank book, bringing a family story to life through the use of Common Core instructional shifts.

Students will need to:

• Develop critical-thinking interview questions designed to deepen understanding of family roots and cultures.

• Use evidence-based, non-fiction anecdotes to create exciting stories, complete with great illustrations.

M. Friedman

The Joyce Theater's Education department at work in a classroom at PS 174.


- Enrichment websites include:

- (for math enrichment and mastery)


- (intended for upper grade students)

- (brainy toys for kids of all ages)

- www.renzullilearning .com




Gifted and Talented Education – GATE Curriculum Guide 2014-2015

Our GATE teachers are truly giving their all to see that our wonderfully gifted students are exposed to the highest levels of learning.
We encourage divergent thinking, creative problem solving, research, and interclass collaboration to support the intellectual needs of each and every student. We encourage all our students to engage in family conversations that communicate their daily class activities and accomplishments.

We are compacting curriculum while supporting a review of grade appropriate basic math skills together with an acceleration that includes above grade work. Using the program Go Math and customized extensions, our skill-based math curriculum is aligned not only with the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), but also with those of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM). These standards address mathematics and its role in everyday life.

Students have access to computer e-based learning. Each child in GATE Grades 1-5 will have a password and username for Ten Marks Math, a program for math fluency and engagement, encouraging automaticity with math facts.  This program is personalized for each learner, presenting math concepts for every grade in manageable sections. Ten Marks Math is an award-winning program that has four components to its philosophy - practice, instruction, assessment and intervention.

For our literacy curriculum, in addition to following our Common Core State Standards through Columbia University’s Teachers College Units of Study, we are going above and beyond by enhancing reading and writing.  Read-alouds, accountable talk and analysis of stories are some of the components stressed within the literacy program. These various genres link our students to current issues and real world connections stressing non-fiction and real-life applications in writing.

Thematic units throughout the grades in support of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics) collaborating with informal educational institutions (museums).  In addition, Marilyn Friedman will be heading a special strand of Project Based Learning for all GATE classes aligned to the Common Core Standards.

There will be several residency programs this year, Carnegie Hall, Joyce Theater, New Victory Theater, to name a few.  Details will be given throughout the year.

A Latin program will be piloted in Grades 3 & 4 this year.