Former Superintendent of Franklin-McKinley School District
Audio support, oral language practice, and interactive visuals like graphic organizers, texts, and photos all help students learn at their own pace and skill level.
Audio support is self-directed, and students decide when they need something read aloud. Teachers have control to turn audio on for any student in any grade level.
Final reflection prompts allow students to organize their thinking and practice their writing skills through script creation. Recording a re-teaching video helps students practice speaking to prepare them for the WIDA assessment.
eSpark Quests incorporate graphic organizers, interactive texts and images with audio, and instructional games with specific feedback. This variety of techniques allows students to progress toward stronger understanding of important concepts and helps students gain independence.
Reading foundational skills teach students the fundamentals of vocabulary, phonics, and print skills at their level.
eSpark blends direct instruction with authentic reading practice, giving students the opportunity to learn and apply concepts.
Explicit vocabulary instruction helps students to build phonemic awareness, strengthen vocabulary, and grow comprehension skills.
eSpark’s placement test allows every student to receive individualized instruction and practice at their own pace and skill level.
Rather than simply translating texts into Spanish, eSpark curates authentic, leveled Spanish language content aligned to WIDA and CCSS standards for kindergarten and first graders.
Principal and Director of Language Services, Berwyn South School District