At Franklin Community Schools, we work as a team to determine what we teach, in order to deliver a guaranteed and viable curriculum that will prepare students for success at each next level. Data regarding the most effective curricular components call for the following strategies for all students:
(a) "adequate amounts of essential subject-area content, concepts, and topics"
(b) "intellectual/thinking skills"
(c) "authentic literacy--purposeful reading, writing, and discussion as the primary modes of learning both content and thinking skills" (Mike Schmoker, 2011).
Major areas of focus in our curriculum at present time are close reading, power writing, and the 6 + 1 writing traits. Staff members are constantly engaged in conversation about the essential learning that each student must receive; this dialogue takes place through the PLC process. We hope you will find valuable curriculum information on our page.