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Lindamood-Bell Academy: Students with Comprehension Weakness

Mar 10, 2017

Though they may be hard-working and study for hours on end, some students have trouble understanding or remembering what they’ve read. They may do poorly on tests, have trouble following classroom directions or struggle to understand jokes. A cause of comprehension difficulties is weak concept imagery—the ability to create an imagined gestalt (whole) from language….

Finish the Year Strong! Springtime Learning at Lindamood-Bell

Mar 10, 2017

At this point in the school year, students everywhere are feeling the pressure of looming due dates and stressed schedules.  For students who struggle with learning, this time of year can be especially taxing. Their performance may have lagged behind peers all year, and increased academic expectations may be compounding the issue. Spending so many hours…

Find Out About Lindamood-Bell

Mar 9, 2017

We’d love to show you how we have been creating the Magic of Learning for over 30 years!   Join us Wednesday, April 26 at 10 am PST/ 1 pm EST / 6 pm BST or Wednesday, May 17 at 10 am PST/ 1 pm EST /6 pm BST   Some students come to us…

Report Card ABCs

Mar 3, 2017

For some students, the phrase “report card” comes with a sense of dread. As a parent, it can be hard to gauge how things are really going at school if your student is tight-lipped about his day and his report card feels like a jumble of letters or percentages.   After getting straight A’s last…

“How Many More Pages?” | Encouraging Your Reluctant Reader

Feb 24, 2017

While you’d like your son or daughter to disappear into the land of Narnia or be swept up in a Harry Potter spell while reading, the reality may be the opposite of this for your child. In fact, they might even say they hate reading and when they finally sit down with a book, you…

Response to Intervention: Fresh Solutions for Your Biggest Challenges

Feb 23, 2017

Response to Intervention (RtI) has been difficult for many school systems to implement effectively. In an ideal tiered system, general education classroom teachers present core curriculum through differentiated instruction. Reliable universal screening tools help identify students needing targeted intervention in Tier 2. Progress monitoring tools help keep Tier 2 instruction on track for success. Depending…

What May be Missing When Your Reader Struggles

Feb 17, 2017

When a student struggles with reading, extra help typically focuses on sounding out words and spelling rules. Unfortunately, after months of hard work and frustration, many students continue to struggle with grade level text.   Perhaps they can sound out words but it is slow and labored. They may take so long to sound out…

Imagine Better Reading Comprehension

Feb 10, 2017

Most reading experts agree on one thing: In order to comprehend what they read, students must have strong decoding skills and adequate oral vocabulary. In other words, a child must be able to accurately decode every word on the page, and know what each of the words mean.   Unfortunately, many students who can decode…

The Imagery-Language Connection for Vocabulary Skills

Feb 8, 2017

Today’s standards-based English Language Arts curricula have put a new spotlight on reading comprehension and vocabulary.  To function in the classroom and do well on assessments, students are expected to have strong “everyday” language skills in addition to acquiring academic words—this is key for college and career readiness. At the same time, US schools are…

[In the News]Cañon City School District: More students measuring up in reading

Feb 3, 2017

(Photo: Sara Knuth / Daily Record) Cañon City School District is using a Colorado Department of Education grant to change outcomes for their struggling readers. The Cañon City Daily Record has been following the progress of teachers and students alike and has exciting news to report. Go to story. Lindamood-Bell can be a key factor in making…

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