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, analyze ideas, and clearly present their own point of view.
How GrapeSEED helps meet Common Core goals
GrapeSEED’s student-centered, deeply interactive instruction incorporates the Common Core vision, and invites all English language learners to:
- Acquire word meanings and word-learning strategies through listening, speaking, and reading
- Participate in substantive discussions and connect with the ideas of others
- Read closely and critically, form opinions, and develop habits of mind