• Ensure Daily REP Usage

    Published: February 21, 2017

    The REP (student) materials are an essential part of the program, and ensuring your students use them daily will produce the most positive results. Make sure, whether the materials are being used at home or at school, that the students are following along in their REP book while they listen to the CD. Always encourage the students to match one-to-one and point to the text as best as they can. Need help developing a clear and consistent REP usage plan? Your trainer will be more than happy to es...

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  • Shop at the GrapeSEED Store and Get 15% Off Your Entire Order

    Published: February 14, 2017

    Bring the GrapeSEED stories to life for your young learners with items from the GrapeSEED Store! Hang posters to brighten up your classroom, use stickers to encourage students to keep up the good work, or pass out bracelets to reward them at the end of a unit.  Extend language learning even further with these and a variety of items featuring Marvin Monkey, Cookie, Jonny Bear and more of the entertaining GrapeSEED characters your students know and love. And if you use the code LOVE15 at ch...

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  • Asking Questions

    Published: February 07, 2017

    When asking questions on stories, songs, poems, or chants, keep in mind some key points to consider: Make sure your students understand the question Repeat it if needed Provide lots of opportunities for success Use gestures to aid comprehension Rely on the language expressions and vocabulary found within the materials Whenever you’re forming a question about the material, anticipate the answer or answers you’re looking for.

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  • Silence (From the Teacher) is Golden!

    Published: January 31, 2017

    When your students are able, give them the opportunity to provide as much of the language from the GrapeSEED materials as possible – without your help. Getting in this habit will create confident learners whom accept responsibility for their own learning. We are accomplishing our objectives when our instruction leads to students becoming capable thinkers and learners within the tasks set out for them.

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  • Use Props to Enhance Understanding

    Published: January 24, 2017

    Help your students better understand the language and interaction in the materials by introducing props and realia that relate to the theme of the unit you’re currently working on. This will help keep the songs, stories, and chants fresh and exciting throughout the entire unit!

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