Books and Resources

The Visual-Spatial Resource Access Team is pleased to recommend the following products and services for visual-spatial learners.
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Illustrated by Buck Jones
All rights reserved. Copyright 2002
Recommended Websites
Visual Thesaurus and Dictionary in one!
Author Ron Davis' site. Also, see his books, The Gift of Dyslexia and The Gift of Learning
Recommended Books
Burchers, S., Burchers, M., & Burchers, B. (1998). Vocabulary cartoons: Building an educated vocabulary with visual mnemonics. Punta Gorda, FL: New Monic Books. [314-C Tamiani Trail, Punta Gorda, FL 33950 (941) 575-6669]
Buzan, T. (1983). Use Both Sides of Your Brain (revised). New York: E. P. Dutton.
Clark, F., & Clark, C. (with M. Vogel). (1989). Hassle-Free Homework: A Six-Week Plan for Parents and Children to Take the Pain out of Homework. New York: Doubleday.
Dixon, J. P. (1983). The Spatial Child. Springfield, IL: Charles C. Thomas.
Freed, J., & Parsons, L. (1998). Right-Brained Children in a Left-Brained World: Unlocking the Potential of your ADD Child. New York: Simon & Schuster.
Levitt, P. M., Burger, D. A., & Guralnick, E. S. (1985). The Weighty Word Book. Longmont, CO: Boomaker’s Guild.
Parks, S., & Black, H. (1998). Building Thinking Skills: Book 2 (2 nd ed.). Pacific Grove, CA: Critical Thinking Books and Software.
Parks, S., & Black, H. (2000). Building Thinking Skills: Beginning Figural. Pacific Grove, CA: Critical Thinking Books and Software.
Pearson, J. (1995). Drawing on the Inventive Mind: Exercises in Thinking, Language and Self-Esteem. Los Angeles, CA: Creative Thinking Programs.
Pearson, J. (1999). Drawing Out the Best in Your Students. Los Angeles, CA: Creative Thinking Programs.
Silverman, Linda K. (2002). Upside-Down Brilliance: The Visual-Spatial Learner. Denver, CO: DeLeon Publishing. (out of print)
Vitale, B. (1982). Unicorns Are Real. Rolling Hills Estates, CA: Jalmar Press.
Williams, L. V. (1983). Teaching for the Two-Sided Mind. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall.
West, T. G. (1997). In the mind’s eye: Visual thinkers, gifted people with dyslexia and other learning difficulties, computer images, and the ironies of creativity. (Updated ed.). Amherst, NY: Prometheus.
Recommended Math Products
The times table made easy through the use of cartoons and rhyme!
Lesson plans and manipulatives for geometry and more!
A visual and kinesthetic teaching system for introducing algebraic concepts to students in grades 3-8.
Excellent math manipulatives and creative visual-spatial materials that extend through Grade 12.
Hands-on math and Hands-on Science products.
K-12 math program that uses visual-spatial methods to teach mathematics.
Other Educational Websites and Materials
Critical thinking books and software across all subject areas and grade levels.
Software for mind maps, outline generating. Highly recommended.
Collection of spatial games including mazes, puzzles, building equipment, math, science and geography materials.
Mind Benders, Math Benders, science experiment books and more.
Excellent resource for using movies to teach in a variety of subject areas.
College courses on videotape and audiotape for advanced learners.
Mapping Inner Space (webs); Smart-Rope Jingles; Rappin' and Rhymin'
Other Recommended Products:
Set of cards using humor and visuals to memorize each of the 50 states and their capitals - great fun!
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