Category: Visualizing and Verbalizing

 

Intensive Summer Literacy Program Creates Reading Rock Stars

Intensive Summer Literacy Program Creates Reading Rock Stars

“Eager and enlightened” was how one Jamaican student felt after receiving instruction from teachers trained in the Visualizing and Verbalizing (V/V)® and Seeing Stars® programs. Over the past three years, more than 150 teachers from across the island of Jamaica have received Lindamood-Bell professional development and coaching in V/V and Seeing Stars to increase literacy […]

 
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How One District is Comprehensively Increasing Reading Achievement for Students with Dyslexia

How One District is Comprehensively Increasing Reading Achievement for Students with Dyslexia

Fort Smith Public School District, in Arkansas, turned a state dyslexia mandate into an opportunity to fundamentally restructure how reading instruction was provided across their entire district. In 2017, school leaders began a partnership with Lindamood-Bell to address the needs of struggling readers and students with dyslexia and to provide a solid foundation for all […]

 
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Word Problems Made Easy

Word Problems Made Easy

By Nanci Bell Why can’t everyone think with numbers?  What cognitive processes do some have that others do not?  Some individuals easily understand the concepts underlying math processes.  They quickly perform math calculations, mentally or on paper, and have an innate sense of whether or not an answer is correct.  But for others math is […]

 
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Strategies to Improve Comprehension

The Imagine That! Stories are a great supplement to the Visualizing and Verbalizing® program. They are also used with Seeing Stars® and LiPS® students to develop fluency and comprehension. These high-interest and engaging stories include graded reading levels to develop the imagery-language connection for listening and reading comprehension. Here are some helpful hints to improve […]

 
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Early Literacy Program Sees Success with Seeing Stars and Visualizing and Verbalizing (V/V) Programs

Through an Early Literacy Grant, Cañon City Schools in Colorado trained teachers in Seeing Stars and V/V to improve reading and comprehension skills. Results after only one semester show that students are progressing faster than expected. Lucky Us! to have Cañon City Schools as a partner in our mission to make a difference for ALL […]

 
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7 Best Practices to Improve Reading and Comprehension for Your English Learners

7 Best Practices to Improve Reading and Comprehension for Your English Learners

Visualizing and Verbalizing (V/V) Our sensory-cognitive programs are often a critical missing piece in English Language Development. By adding the overlooked component of explicit sensory-cognitive instruction, we have seen evidence of an acceleration of language and literacy skills for many English Learners. Here’s how our programs work: Oral Language Development Learning a language is a […]

 
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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 Visualizing and Verbalizing Lesson: 3 Tips for Dynamic Instruction

How to Deliver an Effective Visualizing and Verbalizing Lesson: 3 Tips for Dynamic Instruction

Tip 1: RELEVANT QUESTIONING IS THE ESSENCE OF GOOD V/V. The quality of your questioning is the difference between concept imagery developing quickly and accurately, and concept imagery remaining weak and unstable. Remember the Goldilocks principle: not too much, not too little, but just right. Your questions should be focused on the gestalt of the […]

 
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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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