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Develop elementary reading comprehension, writing and math skills with Kidspiration®

Develop elementary reading comprehension, writing and math skills with Kidspiration®
Using visual thinking methodologies, Kidspiration provides a cross-curricular visual workspace for K-5 learners. Students combine pictures, text, numbers and spoken words to develop vocabulary, word recognition, reading for comprehension, writing and critical thinking skills. Kidspiration works the way students think and learn and the way teachers teach. As students make visual connections, they build fundamental skills in reading, writing, math, science and social studies. Kidspiration offers activities in all curriculum areas, so students use visual learning naturally and confidently. Kidspiration helps students: Develop strong thinking skills Strengthen reading and writing skills Build conceptual understanding in math Develop Strong Thinking Skills With Kidspiration, students use graphic organizers to express thoughts and explore ideas and relationships. Symbol Maker sparks creativity and anchors meaning. Strengthen Reading and Writing Skills Build Conceptual Understanding in Math

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"Using visual thinking methodologies, Kidspiration provides a cross-curricular visual workspace for K-5 learners. Students combine pictures, text, numbers and spoken words to develop vocabulary, word recognition, reading for comprehension, writing and critical thinking skills." This looks like a great tool, especially to break up the monotony of worksheets. by janalyn Mar 9

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