Remarkable Results in Early Language Development

GrapeSEED communities work together to conquer language barriers for kids

Goshum Elementary

In Goshen, Indiana, GrapeSEED  is being successfully implemented in seven different schools across the Goshen Community Schools District.  The program is used with children as young as Kindergarten all the way through the fifth grade! Whether using the push-in or pull-out approach in EL groups, or self-contained EL and general education classrooms, GrapeSEED is making a powerful impact. 

Hear how GrapeSEED is making a difference in not only the children’s lives, but in the lives of the teachers, too!

Mrs. Estrada’s at West Goshen Elementary

“I believe that GrapeSEED has better met the needs of my EL Students.  This is a curriculum that is engaging and age appropriate for kindergarten which is hard to find.”

Ms. Yost at Waterford Elementary

“Before GrapeSEED, I was always pulling materials out of thin air and never feeling confident that they were as effective as I wanted them to be.  It feels so good to have a curriculum that is full of fun and engaging materials.  The progressions that I’ve seen in my students is phenomenal.”

Mrs. Coleman Hunter at Chandler Elementary

“I became familiar with GrapeSEED over five years ago and it has become one of my most favorites parts of my day. I absolutely love the energy that I see in the kids and how much they love it, how much their families enjoy it.”

Mr. Rhodes at Chandler Elementary

“I was astounded at how you have everything you need. You have all these engaging songs and poems and stories. All the kids want to come to the GrapeSEED lessons. They’re all engaged. They come back singing the songs and poems from memory because it’s fun.”

Berrien Springs Success Story

Berrien Springs Schools in Berrien Springs, Michigan serves students from over 30 different countries, each with their own unique culture and language. In this district, Mars Elementary School successfully implements GrapeSEED, making it the firm foundation that allows their children to acquire English faster.

Darla Campbell, former Principal at Mars Elementary, was thrilled with the positive results that she has seen with GrapeSEED over the past several years.​

“The students learn how to speak in complete sentences, learn how to have polite conversations and are able to choose extension activities related to the learning in GrapeSEED. The best part of GrapeSEED is the level of student engagement it fosters. The students demand their GrapeSEED time. I have not seen another tool that engages students as fully as this program does while growing language skills.”

Shannon Cooper Toma We are SO very grateful for the partnership and appreciate all of you so much! We love GrapeSEED! Shannon Cooper Toma Corunna Public Schools
Before GrapeSEED, life as an ELL educator was hard. My colleague and I struggled to provide the Pre-K, kindergarten, and first grade students with a curriculum that could support and boost their English acquisition. Since receiving the GrapeSEED training and materials, our students have grown considerably. We have been able to provide research-based instruction that has enabled us to give repetitive opportunities for movement, songs, chants, poems, and stories. Thank you, GrapeSEED, for helping ease the load and make educators feel and look like rock stars! Julie Bungard East Lansing Public Schools Julie Bungard
Terry Martin I really like teaching the GrapeSEED Program. It is a great combination of phonemic awareness, phonics, vocabulary, fluency, and comprehension. Terry Martin Clintondale Public Schools
GrapeSEED has helped boost my students’ reading and speaking confidence in such an engaging way! We always get to enjoy a special activity with each unit. Paula Caraballo Hammonton Public Schools Paula Caraballo
Melissa McIntire GrapSEED is an engaging, lively, way to introduce our new students to beginning language development. We have seen so much growth in our EL population over the last three years. North White Elementary School LOVES GrapeSEED! Melissa McIntire North White School Corporation
I have seen an amazing improvement in my non-English speakers since starting GrapeSEED. They love to sing along and dance to the beat! Sarah Telfor IU 1
Manal Shaktour GrapeSEED helps the students learn English the natural way they learn their native language. It enables them to develop and improve their oral language, reading fluency and their writing skills. Students learn the language in a safe and fun environment while dancing and singing. They are engaged and motivated every single day by this rich program. Manal Shaktour Melvindale Northern Allen Park Public School
Just wanted to share some happy news for a change… Recently, while on patrol during morning bus duty, a little girl named Thania from the 3rd grade hi-intensity ESL classroom got off her bus and ran up to me to thank me for getting the GrapeSEED program. She said she loves it. My own classroom observations as well as feedback from teachers and the other students I’ve talked to also confirm this. Both teachers and students enjoy the program and the teachers feel it is filling gaps in language acquisition patterns. We hope to see growth in literacy among our ELLs after having implemented the program over a longer period of time. Tom Fischer Hammonton Public Schools
Mrs. Horchem & Mrs. Komaromi We just started Unit 4 and the students are very excited about the new materials. They love reading and singing along with us. GrapeSEED has really improved our oral language and reading skills this school year! Mrs. Horchem & Mrs. Komaromi Van Buren Public Schools
I teach 25 active kindergarten children oral language using the GrapeSEED program. We love the songs, stories and action activities we do every day to improve our oral language. I get so excited when I can hear my students singing, recite poems or reading independently from our books. GrapeSEED has been wonderful with improving the oral language usage in my classroom! Ms. Kim Aspin Kindergarten teacher Ms. Kim Aspin
Emily Johnson I love that GrapeSEED incorporates the four domains: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. GrapeSEED is a fun and engaging way for students to acquire the English language. Emily Johnson East Allen Community Schools
Shannon Cooper Toma

We are SO very grateful for the partnership and appreciate all of you so much! We love GrapeSEED!

Shannon Cooper Toma

Corunna Public Schools

 
 

Before GrapeSEED, life as an ELL educator was hard. My colleague and I struggled to provide the Pre-K, kindergarten, and first grade students with a curriculum that could support and boost their English acquisition. Since receiving the GrapeSEED training and materials, our students have grown considerably. We have been able to provide research-based instruction that has enabled us to give repetitive opportunities for movement, songs, chants, poems, and stories. Thank you, GrapeSEED, for helping ease the load and make educators feel and look like rock stars!

Julie Bungard

East Lansing Public Schools

Julie Bungard
Terry Martin

I really like teaching the GrapeSEED Program. It is a great combination of phonemic awareness, phonics, vocabulary, fluency, and comprehension.

Terry Martin

Clintondale Public Schools

 
 

GrapeSEED has helped boost my students' reading and speaking confidence in such an engaging way! We always get to enjoy a special activity with each unit.

Paula Caraballo

Hammonton Public Schools

Paula Caraballo
Melissa McIntire

GrapSEED is an engaging, lively, way to introduce our new students to beginning language development. We have seen so much growth in our EL population over the last three years. North White Elementary School LOVES GrapeSEED!

Melissa McIntire

North White School Corporation

 
 

I have seen an amazing improvement in my non-English speakers since starting GrapeSEED. They love to sing along and dance to the beat!

Sarah Telfor

IU 1

 
Manal Shaktour

GrapeSEED helps the students learn English the natural way they learn their native language. It enables them to develop and improve their oral language, reading fluency and their writing skills. Students learn the language in a safe and fun environment while dancing and singing. They are engaged and motivated every single day by this rich program.

Manal Shaktour

Melvindale Northern Allen Park Public School

 
 

Just wanted to share some happy news for a change... Recently, while on patrol during morning bus duty, a little girl named Thania from the 3rd grade hi-intensity ESL classroom got off her bus and ran up to me to thank me for getting the GrapeSEED program. She said she loves it. My own classroom observations as well as feedback from teachers and the other students I've talked to also confirm this. Both teachers and students enjoy the program and the teachers feel it is filling gaps in language acquisition patterns. We hope to see growth in literacy among our ELLs after having implemented the program over a longer period of time.

Tom Fischer

Hammonton Public Schools

 
Mrs. Horchem & Mrs. Komaromi

We just started Unit 4 and the students are very excited about the new materials. They love reading and singing along with us. GrapeSEED has really improved our oral language and reading skills this school year!

Mrs. Horchem & Mrs. Komaromi

Van Buren Public Schools

 
 

I teach 25 active kindergarten children oral language using the GrapeSEED program. We love the songs, stories and action activities we do every day to improve our oral language. I get so excited when I can hear my students singing, recite poems or reading independently from our books. GrapeSEED has been wonderful with improving the oral language usage in my classroom!

Ms. Kim Aspin

Kindergarten teacher

Ms. Kim Aspin
Emily Johnson

I love that GrapeSEED incorporates the four domains: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. GrapeSEED is a fun and engaging way for students to acquire the English language.

Emily Johnson

East Allen Community Schools

 

A few of our many success stories …

  • Adrian Public Schools
  • Berrien Springs Public Schools
  • Caro Community Schools
  • Carrollton Public Schools
  • Cassopolis Public Schools
  • Chambersburg Area School District
  • Clintondale Community Schools
  • Corunna Public Schools
  • Covert Public School
  • East Allen County Schools
  • East Lansing Public Schools
  • Handley Elementary
  • Jackson Public Schools
  • Melvindale-Northern Allen Park School District
  • Mount Union Area School District
  • North White School Corporation
  • Ringgold School District
  • Rochester Area School District
  • Salem City Schools
  • School City of Hammond
  • Southeast Fountain School Corporation
  • Southern Huntingdon County School District
  • Springport Public Schools
  • Summit Public Schools
  • Tippecanoe School Corporation
  • West Noble School Corporation
  • Whittemore Prescott Area Schools