WIDA Assessment

WIDA Assessment

Want to learn more about WIDA assessments for English language proficiency? Click to read more from GrapeSEED about student proficiency levels in listening, speaking, and reading.

Research Results: ESL for Grades K-2

Research Results: ESL for Grades K-2

In this three-year study, ESL students from Berrien Springs Schools in Michigan who spoke 22 different languages received GrapeSEED in Grades K, 1, and 2. Click to learn more about the results of their World-Class Instruction Design and Assessment test.

At-Risk Preschool: Research Results

At-Risk Preschool: Research Results

In a study of 432 Great Start Readiness Program preschool students in a school district in Michigan, students were assessed for oral language English proficiency using the Clinical Evaluation of Language Fundamentals test.

What is Shared Reading?

What is Shared Reading?

What is Shared Reading? Shared Reading is an extremely powerful instructional strategy that can help our students to achieve that critical goal!

The Power of Questioning in the Classroom (Part 2)

The Power of Questioning in the Classroom (Part 2)

What is the power of questioning in the classroom? Beyond measure. As educators, asking the right questions raise students to higher levels of questioning, scaffolding their thought process along the way.

The Power of Questioning in the Classroom (Part 1)

The Power of Questioning in the Classroom (Part 1)

What is the power of questioning in the classroom? Questioning is the strategy that propels readers forward. When one question is answered, another one usually arises. This is the power of questioning in the classroom.

How Poverty Affects Education & Our Children

How Poverty Affects Education & Our Children

According to the National Center for Children Living in Poverty, about 15 million children in the United States today are living in poverty. Learn more about how educators can help students living in poverty to overcome and to achieve.

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...