Franklin, Massachusetts Tutoring Programs
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Franklin District and Curriculum
Franklin Public Schools consist of ten schools and more than 6,100 students. There are six elementary schools with grades K-5, three middle schools, and a high school. The district also has an early childhood center and several programs that allow for lifelong learning, including a school for elementary students who play string instruments, a virtual academy, adult education, and summer programs. Davis Thayer Elementary School developed its “Recipe” for a Successful Student, with each of the following actions appearing on its own scoop of ice cream on a cone: engage, persevere, include, challenge, encourage, and respect.
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Educating Our Parents: Understanding the Franklin District Curriculum
The schools follow Common Core Standards and Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks that set grade level expectations in all subjects. The district has posted curriculum guides and maps that show the name and a description of each unit, the essential question(s), the knowledge and skills to be gained, the standards (Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks) that align, and the assessments used for each grade level and content area to ensure students are achieving the learning goals.
The curriculum maps are a display of what students should learn and master by the end of the school year, but teachers decide how and when to teach the content so that expectations can be met. These expectations involve ever deepening abilities in critical reading, mathematic problem-solving, scientific knowledge and process ability, and understanding concepts from social studies. In the coming years, the PARCC assessment—a truer assessment of students’ skills and a test that better prepares students for college—is expected to replace the state standardized exam.
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Keeping Informed: Recent Franklin Educational News
- Final Graduation at Franklin High - The 399 students who made up Franklin High School’s Class of 2014 were the last students to graduate from the school that opened in 1971, as a new high school is set to open for the start of the next school year. The school’s principal talked of the memories of the building. Student speeches at the ceremony discussed the importance of one’s character and not being afraid of failure.
- Franklin High Students, Staff Prepare for Big Move - Recently, the construction of the new Franklin High School was completed, and over the summer, teachers and students will prepare to transition to the building. Before attending classes, students will receive tours—as will Franklin residents, who helped fund 60 percent of the school. The tours will be conducted by student leaders, who formed a committee to help with the transition.
- Students Serve Pizza and Ice Cream a Different Way - Students in a Franklin High School art class recently provided their wonderful artwork to the community, creating a colorful mural and pizza boxes for a local pizza restaurant and creamery. The restaurant’s owner celebrated the young artists’ creativity and emphasized that the displaying of their pizza boxes is not for branding but for the art. The students used various artistic techniques that they had learned in their class.
Franklin Tutors Can Help Your Student Succeed
SchoolTutoring Academy works with young learners and students, all the way up through high school. We offer Pre-K and Kindergarten Tutoring as well as Elementary School Tutoring to build a strong learning foundation early on. We also offer comprehensive tutoring across all school subjects.
Chalk Talk: Note-taking
Note-taking is often taken for granted, but is a necessary skill for academic success. Students often begin taking notes in the upper elementary grades—this is when teachers should guide students through the process of taking notes. A good place to start is in science class with the use of science notebooks. Teachers can tell students what headings to write down and record their thoughts in an organized way for students to copy down. Although the teacher is setting up the students’ notebooks for them, it is still the students’ thoughts being written out. This process gives them a model for what a good notebook should resemble. This is important because several issues can arise with how students take notes, including disorganized notes, not writing down enough information, writing too much information, and recording unimportant information instead of focusing on main points. Many students do not know how to properly study, and it is often because they have inadequate notes. Finally, note-taking is important because the act of writing down information helps students remember it.