Category: Seeing Stars

 

Are You Developing the Skills and Habits Students Need for Comprehension, Critical Thinking, and Success with Rigorous Standards?

The Common Core State Standards, as well as independent state standards, significantly raise the bar for all students regarding the demands of literacy and critical thinking. Teachers are expected to cover more complex material, more in depth, and with a focus on deep understanding and critical thinking. Students must be able to cite evidence from […]

 
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How to Deliver an Effective Seeing Stars® Lesson: 3 Tips for Dynamic Instruction

How to Deliver an Effective Seeing Stars® Lesson: 3 Tips for Dynamic Instruction

Tip 1: DRIVE THE SENSORY BUS. Use language to directly and explicitly stimulate the sensory input of symbol imagery. For example, the language “What letters do you picture for the word ‘thought’?” stimulates imagery, whereas the language, “How do you spell ‘thought’?” does not. Tip 2: EMPHASIZE ORTHOGRAPHIC PROCESSING. In Seeing Stars, only a few […]

 
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Sensory-Cognitive Instruction and Response to Intervention — A Paradigm Shift

By Tom Mendoza Congratulations! You have just completed a Seeing Stars®, Visualizing and Verbalizing®, or On Cloud Nine® Math Workshop, or have recently begun using any one of our research-validated programs. Now you’re ready to start helping students who have struggled for too long. Many schools use Lindamood-Bell’s programs in their Response to Intervention (RtI) […]

 
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Council of Administrators of Special Education (CASE) Votes to Re-Endorse Seeing Stars® and Visualizing and Verbalizing® Programs

The Council of Administrators of Special Education (CASE) has officially re-endorsed Gander Publishing’s Visualizing and Verbalizing for Language Comprehension and Thinking® and Seeing Stars® programs. CASE is an international professional education organization affiliated with the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC), whose members are dedicated to the enhancement of the worth, dignity, and uniqueness of each individual in society. […]

 
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Seven Essential Strategies to Strengthen Language and Literacy Skills for English Learners

by Margaret Towner What do you picture for “See ya”? A teacher stood at her 4th-grade classroom door to say goodbye to her students. “See ya!” she said. Maribel looked at her in bewilderment and said, “Silla?” The teacher nodded and again said, “See ya. See ya tomorrow.” Maribel nodded her head and left the classroom. […]

 
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New Technology Gives One Tennessee District Support it Needs to Help Struggling Reade

Young Readers Learn with Help of Robots By Jacqui Atkielski With the help of four robots, instructors at Tullahoma City Schools and Lindamood-Bell Learning Processes have teamed up to provide another innovative way to educate students. Funded by a discretionary grant totaling $99,750, students who struggle with reading and language arts will receive supplemental education […]

 
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Dunseith Welcomes Robot Coach

(Transcript of a news report that aired October 7, 2014) Dunseith Elementary School students and staff are trying something no other school in North Dakota has done before. Their Pre-K through 6th grade classrooms now have a fully functioning robot coach as part of the Lindamood-Bell® literary solutions program. In years past, the Lindamood-Bell program would […]

 
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Colorado Reading To Ensure Academic Development Act (Colorado READ Act) Endorsement

Lindamood-Bell is approved by the Colorado Department of Education as a Professional Development provider for Colorado’s new READ Act. Additionally, the Visualizing and Verbalizing®, Seeing Stars®, LiPS®, and Talkies® programs were all approved as instructional programs. Lindamood-Bell is the only workshop provider endorsed and licensed by the authors of the Lindamood-Bell® programs.

 
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