Gradual Release of Responsibility

Gradual Release of Responsibility

Progression Learning: the gradual release of responsibility The teaching strategies in the above graphic illustrate the process of a gradual release of responsibility from the teacher to the student. These are imperative techniques for teachers to utilize...

Lack of Early Language Proficiency Hurting the Next Generation

Lack of Early Language Proficiency Hurting the Next Generation

Educators and policy makers all over the world are hard at work to find the best and most efficient ways to teach students the knowledge and skills required for citizenship and work in the 21st century. The United States faces several challenges. Although most states...

5 Principles of Natural Language Acquisition

5 Principles of Natural Language Acquisition

Here are 5 principles of natural oral language acquisition: 1. Communication comes first, not grammar. Consider a child’s natural language acquisition process. When young children listen to a phrase for the very first time, they try to connect: The sequence of sounds...

GrapeSEED Experience: Melvindale-Northern Allen Park District

GrapeSEED Experience: Melvindale-Northern Allen Park District

https://vimeo.com/245420598   Jennifer M: Welcome, and thank you for joining us for the Melvindale-Northern Allen Park GrapeSEED story. I am Jennifer McDonald, and I'm the training and implementation manager for GrapeSEED. Today, Lynne Steelman is going to talk about...

GrapeSEED Experience: Springport Elementary

GrapeSEED Experience: Springport Elementary

https://vimeo.com/243352398   Jennifer M.: Good afternoon, and welcome. We are so glad that you could join us for The GrapeSEED Experience Webinar. I'm Jennifer McDonald, a former elementary school principal who implemented GrapeSEED in my building in preschool...

Both the Spirit and Goals of Common Core

Both the Spirit and Goals of Common Core

Common Core recommendations Common Core State Standards expect young English learners to take part in a variety of rich, structured conversations as part of a whole class, in small groups, and with a partner, in which they make helpful comments in a respectful manner,...

Lack of Language Proficiency Results in Achievement Gap

Lack of Language Proficiency Results in Achievement Gap

Studies of the language proficiency of young children and its relationship to achievement in school have found a strong correlation between early language development and success in school. A groundbreaking study by Hart and Risley found that in families of various...

ESL Program at Berrien Springs [Case Study]

ESL Program at Berrien Springs [Case Study]

Berrien Springs Public Schools GrapeSEED Customer Spotlight Celebrating Diversity Berrien Springs Public Schools is rich with diversity. Located in a rural area of Michigan and less than two miles from Andrews University, one of the most diverse...

Growing in Literacy with GrapeSEED in 2016

GrapeSEED was honored to work with so many amazing and inspiring educators and students in 2016! Thank you to all of the schools partnering with us to help so many young learners grow in oral language and literacy development. We look forward to continuing these...

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