At PS 349, we have a strong partnership with the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project (TCRWP) at Columbia University. As a Project school, we receive the benefit of cutting edge research and best practices with the support of a staff developer from the TCRWP. This positively impacts the reading and writing achievement of our students. Participating in this program allows our teachers to prepare our students to be accepted into specialized programs in Middle and High school with the goal of being college and career ready. Students also use literacy skills in all aspects of learning at PS 349.
Throughout the school year, students in grades K-5 discover the joys of reading and writing units in narrative, opinion, and non-fiction. Students will also participate in units in poetry, test-prep, speech writing, essays, book reviews, word solving, science writing, and more depending on their grade level. In addition, students in grades K-2 have phonics instruction with the new TCRWP Phonics program.