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Toolkit for Educators

The Lindamood-Bell Toolkit for Educators is a free collection of tips, lessons, and information about literacy and learning.

 

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Teachers: Just in case you need a little reminder of how truly super you are, we've created these mini-posters for you to display!
Studies show that summer learning loss is real. To help prevent this loss, and to strengthen reading comprehension skills, we've created an engaging lesson packet, filled with 77 fun activities, to keep kids reading over summer.
A resource for instructional leaders to support educators during classroom walkthroughs.
It's an election year! Learn all about the United States Constitution with this See Time Fly lesson packet, perfect for use with the Visualizing and Verbalizing program.
Digital Motivators
Student engagement can be one of the most challenging aspects of distance education. To help, here are a few of our favorite online motivational resources!
A little bit of preparation goes a long way. Get ready for your online teaching with this checklist.
The Imagine That! Grades K-3 sample packet provides fun, high-imagery nonfiction stories with which to practice building imagery for oral and written language comprehension.
This workbook is offered to provide a wider selection of exciting, true stories for practice developing gestalt imagery and language comprehension.
This summary highlights how our sensory-cognitive instruction enhances language and literacy skills to help all students meet the rigorous expectations of the Common Core.
This Imagine That! lesson packet features four stories about acts of kindness (written at a 2nd-4th grade level), a writing activity, and a word search.
We've created some fun bookmarks that feature our favorite quotes about kindness. We hope they serve as a handy reminder to your students that kindness is transformative!
This fun packet includes six high-imagery and engaging stories, vocabulary practice, fun puzzles, and a drawing activity.
The Visualizing and Verbalizing program develops concept imagery—the ability to create an imaged gestalt from language—as a basis for comprehension and critical thinking. Download our sample chapter to explore how the development of concept imagery improves reading and listening comprehension, memory, oral vocabulary, critical thinking, and writing.
This sample chapter explores how the Seeing Stars® program develops symbol imagery—the ability to visualize sounds and letters in words—as a basis for orthographic awareness, phonemic awareness, word attack, word recognition, spelling, and contextual reading fluency.
The Lindamood Phoneme Sequencing® (LiPS®) Program develops phonemic awareness, reading, spelling, and speech. Students discover the articulatory features of each phoneme and use this multisensory feedback to verify sounds within words.
This sample chapter explores how the Talkies® program is the primer to the Visualizing and Verbalizing program, meant for students who need simpler, smaller steps of instruction to establish the imagery-language connection.
The On Cloud Nine® (OCN) program develops the ability to image and verbalize the concepts and processes of math. Download this sample chapter to explore how concept imagery and numeral imagery are integrated with language to improve both mathematical reasoning and mathematical computation.

Videos

[Webinar] Formative Assessment | Lindamood-Bell for Schools
In this presentation, we describe real-time RTI and effective formative assessment. Schools partner with Lindamood-Bell for our expertise in aligning assessment with instruction for students in all tiers of instruction. This presentation is appropriate for educators, including State, District, and School Administrators, Staff Development Coordinators, and Teachers; this presentation is appropriate for addressing the needs of a wide variety of populations, including Special Education, Regular Education, and English Language Learners. The Council of Administrators of Special Education (CASE) has endorsed the Seeing Stars® program and the Visualizing and Verbalizing® program, which were authored by Lindamood-Bell’s founders.
Effective Online Literacy Instruction | Lindamood-Bell for Schools
Lindamood-Bell for Schools builds expertise and instructional skills to improve student literacy. We help educators provide in-person and virtual instruction using our evidence-based approach. Lindamood-Bell has pioneered programs to develop the imagery-language foundation that underlies reading, spelling, language comprehension, math, memory, and critical thinking. Our interactive, in-depth professional development is available in-person and online.
Visualizing and Verbalizing® Program
The Visualizing and Verbalizing (V/V) program develops concept imagery—the ability to create an imaged gestalt from language—as a basis for comprehension and higher order thinking. The development of concept imagery improves reading and listening comprehension, memory, oral vocabulary, critical thinking, and writing.
Reading Rockets: Make Reading Count (1 of 2)
A WETA PBS webcast featuring Nanci Bell, CEO and co-founder of Lindamood-Bell Learning Processes.
Autism Live
The Director of Research for the Lindamood-Bell Learning Processes joins Autism Live via Skype to discuss research, how Lindamood-Bell teaches reading comprehension and how sensory-cognitive instruction applies to students on the spectrum.
Learn more about the Seeing Stars program—Instruction that Changes Lives
Nanci discusses and demonstrates program steps that result in years of gain for students of all ages and learning challenges—including students identified with dyslexia.
Learn more about the Visualizing and Verbalizing program—Dream Big for Comprehension
Nanci describes the imagery-language connection, which is essential for reading, spelling, and comprehension. Learn how Lindamood-Bell identifies the underlying causes of learning challenges and how they address those challenges with research-validated, individualized instruction.

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Sheryl McCarthy, Early Childhood Literacy Coach at Kentwood Public Schools in Michigan, describes her district's plan to conquer COVID-related learning loss this summer. Join us for this free webinar that's sure to inspire!
Get details and sign up at the link in our profile, @lindamoodbellofficial
It's not too late to get started at Lindamood-Bell this summer. We'll give your child the help they need to catch up or get ahead in reading, comprehension, or math. Students make extraordinary progress in a matter of weeks. 
Hurry, spots are filling fast! Link in bio, @lindamoodbellofficial.
We are thrilled that this week President Biden signed a bill to officially declare June 19th a new federal holiday—Juneteenth National Independence Day.
Juneteenth represents freedom and liberation and is a day to honor those who suffered during American slavery. 
Join us to reflect and learn about Juneteenth. Follow the link in our bio to visit the National Museum of African American History and Culture website. #JUNETEENTH2021 #Juneteenth #HappyJuneteenth
We can help your child catch up or get ahead in Reading, Comprehension, or Math!
Our unique approach is proven effective in-person and live, online. 
✅ Enroll now for a discount on the first week of summer learning!
✅ Learn more and watch the full testimonial at the link in bio, @lindamoodbellofficial
Lindamood-Bell Professional Development helps teachers make a difference for students who need it most.
Learn to develop the sensory-cognitive functions necessary for reading, spelling, comprehension, and math. Summer workshops for educators are now open! Learn more at the link in our profile, @lindamoodbellofficial.
Did your child end the school year struggling to keep up? 
Give them the skills they need to feel confident before fall.
You can count on Lindamood-Bell for one-to-one, evidence-based learning—safe, in-person or live, online.
Enroll now and save on the first week. 
🏃Hurry, summer spots are filling fast!
Follow the link in bio, @lindamoodbellofficial to learn more!
This summer, your child can make years of progress 
in reading, comprehension, or math 
in a matter of weeks.
And go back to school with confidence!🤸 
Enroll now for a discount on the first week. 
Watch the full testimonial at the link in bio, @lindamoodbellofficial
After a year of “pandemic schooling,” enjoy the personalized learning environment of Lindamood-Bell Academy. Enroll now for exclusive specials!
➢ 50% off the first month
➢ $500 off summer learning in reading, comprehension, or math
Details at the link in bio, @lindamoodbellofficial
This summer, your child can catch up or get ahead in reading, comprehension, or math in a matter of weeks!
✅ One-to-one instruction 
✅ Proven effective in-person and online
Enroll now for a discount on the first week. Get info at the link in bio, @lindamoodbellofficial
Memorial Day, first known as Decoration Day, commemorates Americans who died in all wars.
Memorial Day festivities can overshadow the national moment of remembrance at 3PM local time.  This Memorial Day, join us in taking a moment to remember all men and women, everywhere, who have lost their life while serving in the military—and to remember their families and loved ones.
Thank you, Wendy Maurer and @wearecolehealth for having our Executive Center Director, Kyle Stagnaro on your podcast, Provider Connections!
Great conversation about meeting the needs of students!
We put a link to the full interview in our bio, @lindamoodbellofficial .
Lindamood-Bell was chosen to be part of Proven Tutoring—a coalition of evidence-based tutoring programs with the goal to scale up high-impact tutoring in Title I elementary schools across the U.S.
Disadvantaged students have experienced some of the largest learning losses this past year. 
It is our honor to help schools address unfinished learning resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. 
Get info at the link in bio, @lindamoodbellofficial.
Imagine your child LOVING school next year! 
🎥 Watch this family's entire testimonial and get info about Lindamood-Bell Academy at the link in bio, @lindamoodbellofficial
This summer, you can count on Lindamood-Bell 
to keep your child's learning on track!
✅Safe, in-person and live, online—
 we'll be helping kids catch up in reading, comprehension, and math.
✅One-to-one, face-to-face evidence-based instruction.
✅Enroll now and save on the first week. 
Follow the link in bio, @lindamoodbellofficial to learn more about 
a Summer You Can Count On!
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