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{INFOGRAPHIC} Here I Come, Kindergarten! Start with the Magic of Learning

9 Feb, 2017

If your child is starting kindergarten this year, you know his teacher will have a long list of goals to accomplish before the end of the school year. To some degree, your child will definitely be working on:   Letter names and sounds Sounding out for reading and writing Sight word recognition and spelling Printing…

Tips for Your Young Learner: Ready or Not, School is Coming!

13 Jan, 2017

A generation ago, kindergarten days were filled with activities like finger painting, “Hide-and-Go-Seek”, making friends and learning to be peaceful at nap time.   And, while reading and spelling may have been introduced in grade 1, there was nothing like today’s pressure for students to be performing according to grade-level standards. Sure, there is still…

Make a Fresh Start: Tips and Solutions for a Great School Year

13 Jan, 2017

It’s the right time to make a fresh start! We are providing tips for how you can support your child’s learning at home. We also outline how Lindamood-Bell helps students during the year, whether they need a complete turnaround or ongoing homework help to stay on track.   Fresh Start at Home   Establishing good…

The Imagery-Language Connection at Home: Tips for Parents Whose Kids Have a Comprehension Weakness

22 Dec, 2016

When a student has an identified comprehension weakness, parents might pursue help for their academics. Unfortunately, language comprehension troubles can affect family life, too.   A primary cause of language comprehension problems is difficulty creating an imagined gestalt. This is called weak concept imagery. This weakness causes individuals to get only “parts” of information they…

Tips to Help Your Reluctant Reader

9 Nov, 2016

  Do you have a child who would rather wash the dishes or help with the laundry than read a book? Do you have to beg and plead with them to sit down and read, whether it’s for school or fun? Maybe they even say they “hate reading.”   It’s hard to know how to…

[Article] Plan for a Great Parent-Teacher Conference

22 Oct, 2016

  Kindergarten through high school, effective communication with your child’s teachers can contribute to school success. A shared view of your child’s strengths and challenges, goals for progress, and a workable plan, can pave the way for a great school year.   Yet, the anticipation of a parent-teacher conference can make some parents apprehensive. We have…

[Article] Tips for Getting the Most Out of Your Child’s Progress Report

14 Oct, 2016

The end of the marking period is a time for parents to assess their child’s progress—to make sure they’re on track, improving in subjects, or to see if they need help. This is the time to note any areas of difficulty. It’s important to look carefully at each area of your child’s progress report—how are…

Understanding Your Child’s School Performance

13 Oct, 2016

The end of the marking period is a time for parents to assess their child’s progress—to make sure they’re on track, improving in subjects, or to see if they need help. But how do you decipher your child’s progress based on a simple letter grade? Does a B mean she truly understands History, or is…

Tips: The Imagery-Language Connection for Writing

24 Sep, 2016

Book reports, essays, and even short responses, can cause frustration, panic, and, sometimes, even tears for many school age students. And it’s no wonder. Writing is a complex task that requires a lot: good thinking skills, organization, spelling, grammar and punctuation, as well as ease with a pencil, or keyboard.   Writing can be particularly…

Data-Driven Instruction: Everyday Tips for Teachers

21 Sep, 2016

At many schools, conversations about data-driven instruction are focused on formal progress monitoring tools and the school’s data wall. While assessments are necessary, there is also valuable data to be found in the classroom everyday. Through formative assessment, teachers are gathering data during lessons and activities, while learning is taking place. They can use the…

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