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Welcome to GrapeSEED

For over 50 years we at GrapeSEED have been invested in a singular mission: the success of the next generation. We exist to give parents hope for a better life for their children and teachers the tools they need to be successful.

Whether in Asia, Africa, Europe, or the United States, the situation is the same: English is a tremendous advantage and an accelerant to success.

  • It empowers children, broadening their horizons.
  • It opens doors for their onward studies.
  • It builds their confidence in the classroom.
  • It creates opportunities for a lifetime of success.

GrapeSEED Learning Outcomes

1. ABILITY TO LISTEN, COMPREHEND, AND RESPOND

GrapeSEED students actively engage in a variety of oral language experiences to gain an increasing level of comprehension and aural skills.

Students are expected to:

  • Distinguish and produce certain English sounds, words, and greetings.
  • Infer meaning by associating words with actions and pictures.
  • Listen for different purposes (functions) such as to get information, solve problems, enjoy, and appreciate.
  • Understand information given or questions asked by others.

2. ABILITY TO SPEAK CLEARLY

GrapeSEED students speak to different audiences using developmental vocabulary with increasing fluency and accuracy.

Students are expected to:

  • Engage in activities that demonstrate communication and language acquisition skills.
  • Initiate conversation by employing newly acquired vocabulary and concepts (notions).
  • Choose and adapt spoken language appropriate to the audience, purpose, and occasion.
  • Gain increasing accuracy and appropriate word choice when speaking.

3. ABILITY TO READ AND UNDERSTAND

GrapeSEED students demonstrate phonemic awareness and vocabulary development. They learn to comprehend and ask questions about selections read aloud.

Students are expected to:

  • Develop vocabulary through meaningful exercises and concrete experiences.
  • Develop vocabulary by discussing selections that are read aloud.
  • Use knowledge of phonics to decode familiar English words.
  • Read and understand almost all English words in their receptive vocabulary.

4. WRITING READINESS

GrapeSEED students develop the foundations of writing.

Students are expected to:

  • Learn to air write letters and numbers.
  • Write each letter of the alphabet and demonstrate increasing control of penmanship.
  • Write sentences dictated by the teacher.
  • Revise and edit their own writing to make ideas clearer and more precise.

Teacher Training & Virtual Support

FOUNDATION TRAINING

For first time teachers, Foundation Training provides the knowledge and skills to effectively use the GrapeSEED curriculum. For teachers with a year or more of GrapeSEED experience, Refresher Training introduces new tools and deepens their instructional skills.

NEXT: ON-SITE TEACHER SUPPORT

ON-SITE TEACHER SUPPORT

Implementation fidelity is ensured through on-site teacher support, which includes a combination of: Classroom observations, 1-on-1 coaching sessions, and professional learning sessions on specific aspects of implementation. After each visit a Coaching Report will summarize the visit, provide additional targeted feedback and outline next steps.
NEXT: LESSON ANALYSIS & SUPPORT

LESSON ANALYSIS & SUPPORT

Local Implementation Personnel will analyze school-provided, videotaped lessons and provide concrete feedback on how to increase implementation fidelity and effectiveness.
NEXT: MASTER TEACHING CURRICULUM

MASTER TEACHING CURRICULUM

Online video modules provide specific training on nuanced instructional components of the GrapeSEED curriculum. For example:

  • Progression of Learning increases student success by showing teachers how to bring deeper, richer learning experiences into the classroom.
  • ReadWrite maximizes the impact of the Reading and Writing components on student learning by giving teachers insights on the design roadmap and new teaching tools.
NEXT: VIRTUAL TEACHER PROFESSIONAL LEARNING SUPPORT

VIRTUAL TEACHER PROFESSIONAL LEARNING SUPPORT

A wide range of “just in time” videos provide solutions to GrapeSEED teacher challenges. Content includes topics such as: Unit Implementation Tips, Implementing with Fidelity Modules, and specific How to Effectively Teach Modules.
GRAPESEED CURRICULUM

Core Components

At GrapeSEED, we know a variety of teaching tools are needed to assist children when learning a language. Every curriculum component has a purpose, and together, they make a rich language learning opportunity.

Learn how each curriculum component intentionally aids in the teaching of each GrapeSEED student.