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High Flyers!

In honor of Amelia Earhart Day, this lesson packet pays tribute to those who take to the sky! Students will delight in reading about the daring Blue Angels, a pilot who dropped crates of candy for kids during a war, and one of the most famous pilots who ever lived. Stories are engaging and high in imagery in an effort to help students improve reading comprehension skills.

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Soar Through Summer

Studies show that summer learning loss is real. To help prevent this loss, and to strengthen reading, comprehension, and writing skills, we've created an engaging lesson packet, filled with 77 fun activities, to keep kids reading over summer.

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Oddities of Nature

You've never seen animals like this! You can't imagine how odd these critters really are! Features informational text stories from Imagine That! Stories, vocabulary practice, higher order thinking (HOT) questions, puzzles, and coloring page.

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Seeing Stars Decoding Workbooks Sample Packet

Decoding Workbooks provide excellent and extensive decoding practice. This sample packet includes lessons from all six books!

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The Discovery of America - Sample Chapter

Experience the richness of history with imagery to better comprehend it and embed it into memory! This sample chapter from Imagine History: The Discovery of America takes students on a journey through imagery to meet the first Americans. This groundbreaking book can be used specifically with the steps of the Visualizing and Verbalizing program or as a stand-alone resource. Most applicable for grades 3 and above.

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The Birth of America - Sample Chapter

This sample chapter helps students to visualize and understand the important process that led to the drafting of the U.S. Constitution. The Imagine History Series is written to develop the imagery-language connection for American history.

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The Battle for America - Sample Chapter

This sample chapter takes students on a journey through imagery to meet Aztecs, pioneers, and President Lincoln. The Imagine History series is written to develop the imagery-language connection for American history. It can be used specifically with the steps of the Visualizing and Verbalizing program or as a stand-alone resource. This book is written at a 5th grade level.

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The Rebuilding of America - Sample Chapter

This sample chapter paints a picture of America's "Great Melting Pot" when waves of immigrants were trying to start new lives in the U.S. The Imagine History series is written to develop the imagery-language connection for American history. It can be used specifically with the steps of the Visualizing and Verbalizing program or as a stand-alone resource. This book is written at a 5th grade level.

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Vanilla Vocabulary Sampler

This packet includes sample activities to develop vocabulary using strategies from the Visualizing and Verbalizing program. The packet includes workbook pages from Vanilla Vocabulary Level 1 and Level 2, along with a story from Ivan, King of the Neighborhood which lets students experience new vocabulary words in context. 

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Imagine That! Life Science

Written at a 6th-8th grade level, these challenging, high-imagery life science stories introduce true, fun, and unusual topics.

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Myths and Legends

Six intriguing stories from our new Myths and Legends book are accompanied by vocabulary practice, Higher Order Thinking questions, and puzzles. Written at a 5th-8th grade level, these high-imagery stories feature heroes, gods, and wonders for students to visualize and interpret.

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Seeing Stars® Manual - Sampler

Download our sample chapters to explore 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.

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On Cloud Nine® Manual - Chapter 2 Sample

The On Cloud Nine® (OCN) program develops the ability to image and verbalize the concepts and processes of math. Download our sample chapter to explore how concept imagery and numeral imagery are integrated with language to improve both mathematical reasoning and mathematical computation.

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Visualizing and Verbalizing® Manual - Chapter 2 Sample

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.

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Talkies® Manual - Chapter 3 Sample

Download our sample chapter to explore how the Talkies® program is the primer to the Visualizing and Verbalizing program for students who need simpler, smaller steps of instruction to establish the imagery-language connection.

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LiPS® Manual - Introduction Sample

The manual describes the important questioning techniques that stimulate articulatory feedback for verifying sounds within words. LiPS identifies and classifies speech sounds as related units, labeling the articulatory feedback for application to phoneme sequencing tasks.

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