Both the Spirit and Goals of Common Core

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

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