Welcome to GRASPhopper where you will find lessons that will click and stick! Our teaching tips, videos and resources will support your students in reading, writing, and language.
We are Jamie and Stacey, the GRASPhopper co-founders. We use our 20+ years of combined experience working with school-aged children to create clear lessons that go the distance.
We'd also like to introduce you to our VIG (Very important GRASPhopper), Verde Hopper. Verde loves to hop around our website, resources, and videos to remind us to KEEP MOVING FORWARD (which is easy to remember since grasshoppers can't move backwards). When you are frustrated, inspired, confused, motivated, or burnt out, the entire GRASPhopper team is here to give you supports that keep you moving forward, so your lessons can go the distance.
As school-based Speech and Language Pathologists, we have worked directly with teachers, special education specialists, and other related services providers to support students in their classrooms. We have seen first hand the challenges that educators face in differentiating their lessons for the wide-range of abilities and skills of their students. We want all of your students to grasp the foundational reading, writing, and language skills needed to be successful in the classroom.
Our method is simple: Provide direct teaching with modeling and practice, so students can easily grasp the skills and concepts they need to be successful in school.
How do we do this? Through our TEACHING VIDEOS packed with direct teaching, modeling and practice opportunities.
Even better, ALL videos have PAIRED RESOURCES to allow students additional practice. These resources are differentiated or leveled, making them effective to use with your whole class, small groups, and during special education services.
Thank you so much for hopping by!