At Pinckney Community Schools we provide unique opportunities for students and families that have a primary home or native language other than or in addition to English. The diverse backgrounds of our students add to the richness of our schools, and we encourage students to embrace, celebrate, and maintain their native languages and cultural identities as there are numerous economic, cognitive, collective, and personal benefits.
English Language Learners gain proficiency in 4 literacy skill areas; Speaking, Listening, Reading, and Writing.
Within these three areas students work on becoming proficient in key uses of explaining, recounting, discussing, and arguing at the word, sentence and discourse level.
Students take the World-Class Instructional Design and Assessment (WIDA) annually to determine proficiency levels.
Teachers, Interventionists, and the EL teacher-consultant plan instruction and tasks to match the students' proficiency level, slowly helping them progress to the next level.
For more information regarding our EL services, please check our PCS Title III Handbook.