Literacy at P.S. 62Q


Students at PS 62 learn to write in three text types aligned to Common Core Standards. These text types are:

  • Opinion or Argumentative Writing
  • Report Writing
  • Narrative Writing

These writing text types have important components that students learn to understand and self assess using Can Cards. Teachers help students to compose writing pieces by modeling and providing feedback to students. They also decompose written pieces by published authors ensuring that students see the connections between reading and writing.

In addition to the 'text type' or genre approach to writing, students are always encouraged to

  • be creative giving voice to their stories,
  • to write observations like a scientist,
  • write How To's
  • to use a Sketchbook for ideas

Blended Learning

Moby Max finds and fixes learning gaps with the power of personalized learning. MobyMax’s adaptive curriculum creates an individualized education plan for each student

Myon Reader is on online reading system that personalizes reading for students by recommending books based on their interests, reading level, and ratings of books they've read. Students can log on laptops, iPads, or iPhones at school or at home. The teacher receives data about students reading behaviors and makes recommendations to include a balance of fiction and non-fiction.

Students begin by taking an assessment to determine their level. They are then automatically given the 'just right' lesson for their needs. Lessons are engaging and fun for learners of all levels. PS 62 has purchased this costly program for all our students so please take advantage and use it at home.