ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNERS

ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNERS

The Franklin Special School District’s English Language Learner (ELL) Program is designed for students from non-English language backgrounds with a deficiency in English (reading, writing, speaking, and listening) at a level that does not enable them to succeed in school. Students are given the opportunity to attend ELL classes while attempting the regular curriculum. It is the responsibility of the ELL teachers to teach a child English and to help him/her adjust to a new school environment and culture.
 
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All students entering the school system must complete the Home Language Survey section on the registration form. The information in this section determines if further evaluation is needed. Students are evaluated before being admitted into ELL classes and then evaluated each spring to monitor their progress in English language proficiency. The school system uses the IPT to monitor children in grades K-8. In addition, ELL students in grades 2-8 are monitored for progress with the ELDA and the TCAP tests.
 
Program
Once a child is determined to need ELL services, they are placed in the program. The FSSD uses both a “pull-out” and a collaborative approach. Children are assigned a class within their grade level where they spend most of their academic day. Between 45 minutes and one hour each day are spent with their ELL teacher. The ELL teachers use small group instruction to help children learn English and other academic skills. It takes approximately four to seven years for a child to become fluent in English.
 
Teachers
Each school has an ELL teacher, who is responsible for working with individual students and consulting with staff.
 
Parent Liaisons
The FSSD has Parent Liaisons who are available by appointment for translation services. They each serve several schools and do require advance notice for travel and availability purposes. The FSSD Parent Liaisons have proven to be an invaluable resource for both teachers and parents as they translate during parent meetings, translate FSSD documents, facilitate peer groups for 5th through 8th graders, and teach a Spanish for Educators course to district personnel.
 
 

Student Support Services
Lee Kirkpatrick, Supervisor
Deb Naber, Secretary
1406 Cannon St.
Franklin, TN  37064
615-591-2801

 

Upcoming Events

Mar
28
Tue
6:30 pm FIS Honors Parent Orientation @ Freedom Intermediate
FIS Honors Parent Orientation @ Freedom Intermediate
Mar 28 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Honors Parent Orientation for families of students who qualified for the 2017-2018 program. This Orientation is for students zoned to Freedom Intermediate for the 2017-2018 school year.
Mar
30
Thu
6:00 pm PGMS Honors Parent Orientation @ Freedom Middle
PGMS Honors Parent Orientation @ Freedom Middle
Mar 30 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Honors Parent Orientation for families of students who qualified for the 2017-2018 program. This Orientation is for students zoned to Poplar Grove Middle for the 2017-2018 school year.Parents of rising 5th and 6th grade students will meet from[...]
6:30 pm FMS Honors Parent Orientation @ Freedom Middle
FMS Honors Parent Orientation @ Freedom Middle
Mar 30 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Honors Parent Orientation for families of students who qualified for the 2017-2018 program. This Orientation is for students zoned to Freedom Middle for the 2017-2018 school year.
Apr
9
Sun
2:00 pm Walk Across Williamson Celebration @ ThePark at Harlinsdale Farm
Walk Across Williamson Celebration @ ThePark at Harlinsdale Farm
Apr 9 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Walk Across Williamson Celebration @ ThePark at Harlinsdale Farm | Franklin | Tennessee | United States
 The annual Walk Across Williamson Challenge is back for its ninth year with an all-new 5K Run/Walk for students, parents and teachers to enjoy. Individual schools may create their own team and train together at their school[...]
Apr
10
Mon
6:30 pm School Board Mtg @ Moore Elementary School
School Board Mtg @ Moore Elementary School
Apr 10 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Reception prior to the School Board meeting at 6:00 p.m.