Controlled Vocabulary

When it comes to young children acquiring a new language, we know that vocabulary will likely play a key role. But how much is “too much”? Does there come a point where we are bombarding children with new terminology simply for the sake of being able to...

The Functional-Notional Approach

As an administrator, teacher, or paraprofessional, you’re faced with the incredible task of teaching engaging, age-appropriate, school/district/state aligned content with clear, impactful, carefully crafted objectives on a daily, if not hourly and even...

Vertical Phonics

Phonological awareness, or being able to hear the sounds that make up spoken words, is essential and one of the first steps for any young learner to become a successful reader and writer. As children learn to associate those spoken sounds with written...

Study on the Effectiveness of GrapeSEED: Kindergarten – 1st Grade

Study on the Effectiveness of GrapeSEED: Kindergarten – 1st Grade

This study was designed to evaluate the effectiveness of GrapeSEED when used with English-speaking kindergarten and first grade students from an economically deprived area. Click to learn more about the results of this three-year study conducted by Oakland University.

Literacy Data Dialogues Part 2

Literacy Data Dialogues Part 2

Literacy Data Dialogues: Focusing on the Process of Increasing Individual Student Literacy Growth We know that it’s not the data that important, it’s what we DO with the data that helps students be better readers and writers. Learn strategies that will...

Literacy Data Dialogues Part 1

Literacy Data Dialogues Part 1

Literacy Data Dialogues: Focusing on the Process of Increasing Individual Student Literacy Growth We know that it’s not the data that important, it’s what we DO with the data that helps students be better readers and writers. Learn strategies that will...

Empower Children to Overcome Language Barriers

Empower Children to Overcome Language Barriers

Kids can’t learn what they can’t understand. Oral language proficiency is the foundation for academic success, providing a bridge to reading and writing for English Learning (EL) and English Language Proficiency (ELP) students. Give children a confident...