• Lifelong Practices in the Content Areas

    These practices accompany NYS learning standards as skills and habits of mind that should be developed and fostered in the content areas.

  • Lifelong Practices of Readers

    • Think, write, speak, and listen to understand

    • Read often and widely from a range of global and diverse texts

    • Read for multiple purposes, including for learning and for pleasure

    • Self-select texts based on interest

    • Persevere through challenging, complex texts

    • Enrich personal language, background knowledge, and vocabulary through reading and communicating with others

    • Monitor comprehension and apply reading strategies flexibly

    • Make connections (to self, other texts, ideas, cultures, eras, etc.) 


    Lifelong Practices of Writers

    • Think, read, speak, and listen to support writing

    • Write often and widely in a variety of formats, using print and digital resources and tools

    • Write for multiple purposes, including for learning and for pleasure

    • Persevere through challenging writing tasks

    • Enrich personal language, background knowledge, and vocabulary through writing and communicating with others

    • Experiment and play with language

    • Analyze mentor texts to enhance writing

    • Strengthen writing by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach


    Mathematical Practices

    • Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them

    • Reason abstractly and quantitatively

    • Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others

    • Model with mathematics

    • Use appropriate tools strategically

    • Attend to precision

    • Look for and make use of structure

    • Look for and express regularity in repeated reasoning


     Science and Engineering Practices

    • Asking questions and defining problems

    • Developing and using models

    • Planning and carrying out investigations

    • Analyzing and interpreting data 

    • Using mathematics and computational thinking 

    • Constructing explanations and designing solutions

    • Engaging in argument from evidence 

    • Obtaining, evaluating, and communicating information


    Social Studies Practices

    • Gathering, Interpreting and Using Evidence

    • Chronological Reasoning and Causation

    • Comparison and Contextualization

    • Geographic Reasoning

    • Economics and Economic Systems

    • Civic Participation


    Artistic Processes

    • Create

    • Perform, Present, Produce

    • Respond

    • Connect


    Physical Education Practices

    • Demonstrates perseverance and resilience

    • Advocates for self, others, and community

    • Respects and embraces individual and cultural differences

    • Adapts to multiple environments

    • Acquires skills necessary to live a healthy life

    • Demonstrates a commitment to safety

    • Uses motivational strategies to encourage self and others’ participation in a physical activity

    • Exhibits civility when confronted with adversity

    • Connects the physical well-being to social emotional wellness

Last Modified on September 29, 2021