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Speech-Language Pathologist(read more testimonials)
I would like to thank the hundreds of educators who have contacted me with success stories, student before and after samples, and testimonials about the EET. I would especially like to thank Mary Jo DeWeerd and Susan McCann from Hudsonville Christian School, Dawn States from Faith Lutheran School, and Elana Waugh from White Pine Academy for sharing the research and data pertaining to the EET for this section. Thank you for your help and knowledge. It’s a wonderful feeling to come across such enthusiastic and devoted educators.
Thanks and I wish your students continued success!
The x-axis represents the 16 students in the preschool class. The y-axis represents the number of details the preschoolers included when describing items both before being introduced to the EET (darker line) and after using the EET (lighter line). Every student in the class increased the amount of details when using the EET.
White Pine Academy in Leslie is in its second full year of using the Expanding Expression (EET) Writing Program, and it has proved to be a success according to the schools MEAP results in writing. The third grade improved from the 2007-2008 results by 7%, the fourth grade improved by 32% going from 18% in 2007 to 50% in 2008, and the fifth grade improved by 22% going from 26% in 2007 to 48% in 2008.
“The EET writing program is amazing. It gives the students a multi-sensory tool that targets both oral and written expression. I have seen huge improvements in the quality of my students’ writing,” says Elana Waugh, fourth grade teacher and facilitator of the program at White Pine Academy.
The EET program was created by Sara Smith, a Speech and Language Pathologist from Bay City. For more information about the program, visit www.expandingexpression.com or contact Elana Waugh at White Pine Academy.