Larry’s Inspirational “Poems” “Quotes”

Larry I. Bell
Multicultural America, Inc.
[email protected]
The Cold Within
Six humans traveled by happenstance
Through the dark and bitter cold
Each one possessed one stick of wood
Or so the story goes
The first woman held hers back
She could tell by the faces of the five
That one of them was Black
The next man sitting across the way
Saw one not of his church
And could not bring himself to give the fire
His stick of birch
The poor man sat back
And gave his coat a hitch
Why should his stick of wood
Be used to warm the rich
The rich man sat back and thought
Of all the wealth he had in store
Why should his stick of wood be used
To warm the lazy, shiftless poor
The Black man’s face bespoke revenge
As the fire passed from his sight
Because all he saw in his stick of wood
Was a chance to spite the White
The last man of this forlorn group
Did nothing except for his gain
Giving only to those who gave to him
Was how he played the game
Their logs held tight in their now stilled hands
Is proof of human sin
Because they did not die from the cold without
They died from the cold within
It Can’t Be Done
Someone said that it couldn’t be done
But she with a chuckle replied
That maybe it couldn’t, but she would be the one
Who wouldn’t say so ‘till she tried.
So she buckled right in
With a trace of a grin
One her face, if she worried
She hid it!
She started to sing, as she
Tackled the thing
That couldn’t be done
And she did it!
Somebody scoffed, “Oh you’ll never do that!”
At least no one has ever done it.
So she took off her hat and she
Took off her coat
And the next thing we knew
She’d begun it.
With a tilt of her chin
And a bit of a grin
Without any doubting or quiddit
She started to sing
And she tackled the thing
That couldn’t be done
And she did it!
There are thousands to tell you
That it cannot be done
There are thousands to prophesy failure
There are thousands to point out to you
One by one, all of the dangers that wait to assail you
But, just buckle right in with a bit of a grin
Just take off your coats and go to it
Just start to sing as you tackle the thing
That cannot be done
And you will do it!
Edward R. Guest
A Lesson from Robert Frost
Robert Frost is my favorite poet. Although I love many of his poems, my favorite is The Road Less Traveled. I use
its lesson almost daily:
The Road Less Traveled
Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;
Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,
And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden back.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.
I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and II took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.
Robert Frost (1916)
Mother to Son
Well son, I’ll tell you
Life for me aint been no crystal stair
It’s had tacks in it, and boards torn up
And places with no carpet on the floor-bare
But all the time
I’ve been climbing
And reaching landings
And turning corners
And sometimes going in the dark
Where there aint been no light
So don’t you stop now
And don’t you sit down
Just cause it seem kind of hard
Don’t you turn around now
Because I’s still climbing
And life for me
Aint been no crystal stair
Langston Hughes
Larry’s 20 Favorite Sayings
If we keep on doing what we’ve always done we’re going to keep on getting what we’ve
always gotten. (Dr. John Maxwell)
Man’s mind once stretched by a new idea never again regains
it’s original dimension. (Oliver Wendell Holmes)
Kids don’t care how much we know until they know how much we care.
Everything in life I ever did that was worthwhile I caught hell for.
(Harry Truman)
Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain, and most fools do, but it takes
character self control to be helpful and supportive of all people.
(Dale Carnegie)
A little revolution now and then is a good thing. (Thomas Jefferson)
There is no such things as good or evil. Only thinking make it so.
We are such stuff that dreams are made of. (Shakespeare. The Tempest)
Only those who are willing to risk going too far will ever know how far they can go.
(T.S. Elliott)
The ultimate measure of man is not where you stand during times of comfort
and convenience, but where you stand during times of challenge
and controversy. (Dr. Martin Luther King)
Use whatever language you will, but you can never say more
than what you are. (Emerson)
There is no progress without some struggle! (Frederick Douglass)
Tell them I did the best I could with what I had. (Thurgood Marshall)
A great man shows his greatness, by how he treats lesser men. (Carlisle)
Before we can move the world, we must first move ourselves. (Socrates)
What you do unto the least of thee, you do unto me. (The Bible)
Life is a daring adventure or it is nothing. (Helen Keller)
You never give up. Never. Never give up. (Winston Churchill)
We must learn to live together as brothers, or perish together as fools.
(Dr. Martin Luther King)
The human personality is like a charioteer with two headstrong horses,
each one seeking to go in opposite directions. (Plato)
People can be unreasonable, illogical and self-centeredLove people-Anyway
If you do good, you will be accused of having selfish, ulterior motivesDo good-Anyway
If you are successful you can win false friends and true enemiesBe successful-Anyway
Honesty and frankness make you vulnerableBe honest and frank-Anyway
People root for underdogs but they only follow top dogsFollow some underdogs-Anyway
What you spend years building up maybe torn down overnight
You can give the world the best you have and end up getting kicked in the teeth
Give the world your best-Anyway!
Church Bulletins
1. The low self-esteem group will meet Thursday from 7-8 PM. Please use the backdoor.
1. Please remember in prayer the many who are sick of our church and community.
2. Don’t let worry kill you off, let the church help.
3. We are having a pot luck supper. Prayer and medication will follow.
4. For those of you who have children and don’t know it, we have a nursery downstairs.
5. The 8th graders will be presenting Shakespeare’s Hamlet. The congregation is invited to attend this tragedy.
6. The pastor would appreciate it if the ladies of the congregation would lend him their electric girdles for the
pancake breakfast next Saturday morning.
7. Next Sunday’s sermon is entitled “Is there really a hell?” Come early and hear your choir sing.
8. On a church marquee…The sermon this morning – “Jesus walks on water.” The sermon tonight “Searching for Jesus.
9. Ladies don’t forget the rummage sale next Saturday. It is a good chance to get rid of those things not worth keeping
around your house. Bring your husbands!
What Have We Done Today?
We shall do so much in the yeas to come,
But what have we done today?
We shall give our gold in a princely sum,
But what did we give today?
We shall lift the heart and dry the tear,
We shall plant a hope in the place of fear,
We shall speak the words of love and cheer,
But what did we speak today?
We shall be so kind in the afterwhile,
But what have we been today?
We shall bring each lonely life a smile,
But what have we brought today?
We shall give to truth a grander birth,
And to steadfast faith a deeper worth,
We shall feed the hungering souls of earth,
But whom have we fed today?
We shall reap such joys in the by and by,
But what have we sown today?
We shall build us mansions in the sky,
But what have we built today?
‘Tis sweet in idle dreams to bask,
But here and now do we do our task?
Yes, this is the thing our souls must ask,
“What have we done today?
Author Unknown
to the tune of “My Girl”
I’ve got 12 words for a hard test,
bum bum bum bum bum bum
When it gets hard in here
They help me do my best.
Bum bum bum …
Well, I guess you say
What can help me score this way
It’s 12 words
12 Words!!
Talking about The 12 Words, 12 words!
I’ve got sooo much confidence
My friends envy me
bum bum bum bum ,,,
I’ve go a better chance you see
than any of my peeps
bum bum bum…
(Repeat Chorus)
Larry Bell, Multicultural America Inc.
UNRAAVEL the Passage
To the tune of the “Lion Sleeps Tonight”
U N R A A V E L (slow) the Reading
passage, the test cat’ll sing tonight…
Underline (fast) the title, predict the
passage, you’ll get it right,
So right Bah weem …….UNRAAVEL it
right away (repeat)
Run through the questions, number them
so well,
Circle those cool words…
Take the venture, right through the
And eliminate the bull(hey hey hey)
Bah weem ….. UNRAAVEL it right away
Bah weem bow way Bah weem bow way…
(DOUBLE CHECK your work)
Bah weem bow way Bah weem bow way…
(DOUBLE CHECK your work)
Repeat all again
Skip Casey- Golfview Elementary, Brevard County
Tune - Calendar Girl
Trace – outline and list the steps
Analyze – break it down, we’re not done yet
Infer – means you gotta read between the lines
Evaluate – judge and look at both the sides
Yeah, yeah, my brain’s in a whirl
I love, I love, I love, those 12 little words
They’ll help me, they’ll help me
pass the test
Formulate – create and come up with a plan
Describe – paint a picture, show you understand
Support – give examples, prove it, back it up
Explain – tell about it, who, when, why and what
Yeah, yeah, my brain’s in a whirl
I love, I love, I love, those 12 little words
They’ll help me, they’ll help me
pass the test
Summarize – the bottom line, in a nutshell
Compare – how things are the same, oh please do tell
Contrast – things are different, you can tell us how
Predict – what do you think will happen now
Yeah, yeah, my brain’s in a whirl
I love, I love, I love, those 12 little words
They’ll help me, they’ll help me
pass the test
(To the tune of Oscar Mayer Weiner)
My vocabulary has 12 words
that help me do my best
Infer, Analyze, Evaluate, and
Formulate comes next
Oh, I love to Describe
them everyday
They Support me while
I Explain and say
Summarize, Compare, Contrast,
Predict, and Trace
with skills that last!
Suzanne Bennett
Riverview School District – Judsonia Elementary
12 Words Song – tune Are You Sleeping?
(Introduce 1 word at a time; then build to it)
Can you __________? (word)
Can you __________? (word)
Yes we can.
Yes we can.
We can __________. (word)
We can __________. (word)
Example: Can you trace?
Can you trace?
Yes we can.
Yes we can.
Follow the steps.
Follow the steps.
We can trace.
We can trace.
Cynthia Brunelle
Portlock Primary
Twelve Words
To the tune of “The Adams Family”
We trace and analyze
Infer and evaluate,
We formulate, describe
We use the Twelve Words
Twelve Words (snap, snap)
Twelve Words (snap, snap)
Twelve Words, Twelve Words
Twelve Words (snap, snap)
Support it and explain it
Compare it and contrast it
Summarize and predict it
We use the Twelve Words
Submitted by Robyn Flowers - Bel Air Elem.
Columbia County GA
Principal: Mark Boyd 706-863-8724
Christine Gerritt
Spanish Teacher
Cromwell High School, Cromwell, CT
‘Ya trace and descri-ibe
Explain and infer-er
(pause) Share your thoughts (clap)
And then move on
‘Ya do the power (word) pokey
Trust me, it ain’t hokey
That’s how ‘ya build your skills
‘Ya evaluate (pause) and formulate
(pause) (pause) Ana ly y y yze and support
‘Ya do the power (word) pokey
Trust me, it ain’t hokey
That’s how ya build the skills
‘Ya summarize (pause) and compare
(pause) (pause) co o o o o ontrast and predict
‘Ya do the power (word) pokey
Trust me it ain’t hokey
That’s how ya build the skills!
UNRAAVEL the “_________________”
(Sung to the tune of the “Brady Bunch” tune)
Draw a line, under the title
Take your best guess what it’s all about
Put a number next to each paragraph
To help you find the answer
Take some time, and read the questions
Circle all, the very important words
Write down what each word means
And now its time to read
Chorus UNRAAVEL (ing)
This is how we UNRAAVEL the “__________”
Cross out all the wrong answers
Pick the best of all that remain
Paragraph numbers will prove
you know the answers
Now double check your work
By Carrie Holt - Hazelwood School District - Townsend Elementary - Florissant, MO
12 Word Cheer
When I say: Trace
You say: Outline
When I say: Analyze
You say: Breakdown
Sue Chollet, Hall School
The wheels in my head go round and round
Round and round, round and round
The wheels in my head go round and round
I underline, predict, and number
Predict and number, predict and number
I underline, predict and number
I read the questions and circle the words
Important words, important words
I read the questions and circle the words
I venture through the passage
Venture through, venture through
I venture through the passage
I eliminate by crossing out
The wrong answer, the wrong answer
I eliminate by crossing out
I write the number where I found it
Found it, found it
I write the number where I found it
I let the question be answered
Answered, answered
I let the question be answered
The wheels in my head go round and round
Round and round, round and round
The wheels in my head go round and round
By: Susan Ayers
Whenever I start to hang my head in front of failure’s face,
my downward fall is broken by the memory of a race.
A children’s race, young boys, young men; how I remember well,
excitement sure, but also fear, it wasn’t hard to tell.
They all lined up so full of hope, each thought to win that race
or tie for first, or if not that, at least take second place.
Their parents watched from off the side, each cheering for their son,
and each boy hoped to show his folks that he would be the one.
The whistle blew and off they flew, like chariots of fire,
to win, to be the hero there, was each young boy’s desire.
One boy in particular, whose dad was in the crowd,
was running in the lead and thought “My dad will be so proud.”
But as he speeded down the field and crossed a shallow dip,
the little boy, who thought he’d win, lost his step and slipped.
Trying hard to catch himself, his arms flew everyplace,
and midst the laughter of the crowd he fell flat on his face.
As he fell, his hope fell too; he couldn’t win it now.
Humiliated, he just wished to disappear somehow.
But as he fell his dad stood up and showed his anxious face,
which to the boy so clearly said, “Get up and win that race!”
He quickly rose, no damage done, behind a bit that’s all,
and ran with all his mind and might to make up for his fall.
So anxious to restore himself, to catch up and to win,
his mind went faster than his legs. He slipped and fell again.
He wished that he had quit before with only one disgrace.
“I’m hopeless as a runner now, I shouldn’t try to race.”
But through the laughing crowd he searched and found his father’s face
with a steady look that said again, “Get up and win that race!”
So he jumped up to try again, ten yards behind the last,
“If I’m to gain those yards,” he thought, “I’ve got to run real fast!”
Exceeding everything he had, he regained eight, then, ten…
but trying hard to catch the lead, he slipped and fell again.
Defeat! He lay there silently. A tear dropped from his eye.
“There’s no sense running anymore! Three strikes I’m out! Why try?
I’ve lost, so what’s the use?” he thought. “I’ll live with my disgrace.”
But then he thought about his dad, who soon he’d have to face.
“Get up,” an echo sounded low, “You haven’t lost at all,
for all you have to do to win is rise each time you fall.”
Get up! The echo urged him on, “Get up and take your place!
You were not meant for failure here! Get up and win that race!”
So, up he rose to run once more, refusing to forfeit,
and he resolved that win or lose, at least he wouldn’t quit.
So far behind the others now, the most he’d ever been,
still he gave it all he had and ran like he could win.
Three times he’d fallen stumbling, three times he rose again.
Too far behind to hope to win, he still ran to the end.
They cheered another boy who crossed the line and won first place,
head high and proud and happy – no falling, no disgrace.
But, when the fallen youngster crossed the line, in last place,
the crowd gave him a greater cheer for finishing the race.
And even though he came in last with head bowed low, unproud,
you would have thought he’d won the race, to listen to the crowd.
And to his dad he sadly said, “I didn’t do so well.”
“To me, you won,” his father said. “You rose each time you fell.”
And now when things seem dark and bleak and difficult to face,
the memory of that little boy helps me in my own race.
For all of life is like that race, with ups and downs and all.
And all you have to do to win is rise each time you fall.
And when depression and despair shout loudly in my face,
another voice within me says, “Get up and win that race!”
Martin Luther King Jr.
Comprehension Quiz, Tic-Tac-Toe
Directions: Select three questions to make a tic-tac-toe for the quiz (vertical, horizontal or
diagonal). On a separate sheet of paper, answer those questions using details and examples from
your nonfiction essay about Martin Luther King Jr. Each answer should be at least one complete
paragraph with a main idea and supporting details.
Compare life for
northern blacks to life
for southern blacks in
Compose a letter Dr.
King might have
written to the president
about the U.S.
involvement in
Trace the events you
read about in a
Predict what life would
be like for all people
today if Dr. King had
not made a stand.
Decide if you could
have done the same
thing as Dr. King.
Support your answer
with examples.
Evaluate Dr. King’s
support of nonviolent
protest. Tell why you
do or do not support his
nonviolent stand.
Explain why Dr. King
kept giving speeches.
List his most famous!
Support the notion of
our federal holiday for
Dr. Martin Luther King
Summarize the most
important contribution
that you think Dr. King
made to our country.
Jamie Smith and Susan Rogers
Pipkin Middle School
Springfield, MO
12 Power Words Hand Motions by Julie Fletcher
3rd grade teacher in Reading and Math 100%
Saturn Elementary School - Cocoa, Florida
Principal – Michael Miller 321-633-3535
Trace – Outline
Make box w/finger
Formulate – Build and create
Hand on top of hand
Analyze – Tear down/take apart
Undo hands from top to bottom
Infer – Read between the lines and make a guess
Draw lines on hand
Evaluate – Judge/check
Hit hand w/fist and then make a check mark w/finger
Describe – tell about it
Make talking motion w/hand
Support – Back up w/details
Place hands on shoulders and take several steps backwards
Explain – List in steps
Make list w/fingers 1-3
Summarize – Short version
Left hand is flat and right hand makes a small book with thumb on bottom and pointer and middle finger are together
on top
Compare – Alike
Two hands side by side
Contrast – Different
Hands are one in front of the other
Predict – Think about the future
And make a guess and point forward
Put pointer finger on side of head (think about the future)
then point finger straight ahead (make a guess)
For each one, say word and then do hand motion as you speak
1. Prediction- tell what will happen
2. Elaboration- give details
3. Simile- using like or as to make comparisons
4. Metaphor- making comparisons without using like or as
5. Personification- give an object human characteristics
6. Alliteration- same sounding words
7. Dialogue- to talk, quotation marks show dialogue (Ex. “Hi,” she said.)
8. Humorous- funny
9. Plot- the events in the story; the problem, climax, resolution (solution)
10. Climax- the turning point in the story
11. Skimming- read quickly
12. Flashback- to tell what has happened before
13. Theme- the aim or central point of the story
14. Point-of-view- how the author or character sees the events in the story
15. Author’s purpose- to inform, to entertain or to persuade (the reason an author writes)
16. Relevant information- information that is in the passage that is important
17. Explanatory- explain; to give a reason why
18. Persuasive- convince by writing or speaking
19. Inferences- draw conclusion; to use clues to gather the rest of the information
20. Generalizations- reach a general conclusion
21. Foreshadowing- to tell what will happen in the story
22. Demonstrate- to show that you know
23. Summaries/summarizing- to tell what you read in a couple of sentences
24. Frame- to arrange
25. Parentheses- Example ( )
26. Italics- Example: most, best, least, except and not
27. Bold face type/bold print- important words that are written very dark
28. Subheading- words that appear as subtopics
29. Column- special item
30. Narrator- the person telling the story
31. Prop- support
32. Props- pictures for a play/drama to support the scene
33. Classify- put in order
34. Distinguish- tell apart
35. Visualize- see with words or imagination
36. Exaggeration- say or write more that is true
37. Myths- story about an imaginary person or thing
38. Dialect- type of language in a country, region or area
39. Parody- funny imitation
40. Sarcasm- cutting or witty remark
41. Imagery- images; figurative language
42. Free verse- free poetry writing
43. Arrangement- put in order
44. Affect- produce an effect
45. Censor- to prevent someone from saying what they would like
46. Characteristics- distinguishing quality
47. Compare- check for likeness or differences
48. Conclusion- to decide
49. Consecutive- one after the other
50. Contrast- show differences
51. Contribution- give or help along
52. Conventionally- an accepted way of behavior
53. Convey- pass on information
54. Convince- cause to believe
55. Describe- to tell about using words (adjectives, elaboration, metaphors, similes, etc.)
56. Developed- grow; increase
57. Dimensions- extent (length and/or size)
58. Encounter- to come across
59. Event- important happening
60. Evidence- to present facts to support opinion
61. Expression- make known in words
62. Feature- important characteristic
63. Illustration- drawings, pictures or/and graphs
64. Imagine- form a mental picture
65. Impression- to give someone a feeling
66. Influence- to guide
67. Literary type- relating to literature
68. Mental pictures/images69. Method- procedure for achieving an end
70. Motivate- provide with a motive (make a person do something)
71. Passage- literary selection
72. Personality traits- the way a person behaves
73. Potentially- something that can be actual (real)
74. Priorities- what is most important
75. Selection- passage
76. Reaction- action or emotion caused by and directly related to another action
77. Reference- resources used for research
78. Reinforce- support
79. Represent- a sign or symbol
80. Sensory perceptions- using your senses
81. Stereotype- like everyone else
82. Strategy- worked out plan of action
83. Supplementary- thing that adds up or makes up for a lack
84. Survey- look over and examine closely
85. Technique- way of accomplishing (doing) things
86. Ability- skilled
87. According- with evidence
88. Advantages- benefits or gain
89. Aesop- fables written long ago teaching a lesson
90. Aids- provide help or support
91. Analyzing- look closely at
92. Ancient- times long ago
93. Applying- put to practical use
94. Article- nonfiction piece of writing
95. Attitude- feeling, opinion, mood
96. Attracting- drawing others
97. Clue- piece of evidence that helps to solve a problem
98. Competition- try to win
99. Create- bring into being
100. Curious- eager to learn
101. Current- present; up to date
102. Dabblers- working with serious effect
103. Decide- make a choice or judgment; bring to a conclusion
104. Determines- decide on; establish; settle
105. Differ- not the same
106. Difference- unlike; disagree
107. Difficult- hard to do
108. Effective- strong or desired effect
109. Emphasize- stress
110. Enclose- include
111. Especially- particularly; notably
112. Evidence- outward sign; proof
113. Example- model; representative sample
114. Except- omit, excluding, “not”
115. Excerpt- brief passage
116. Experience- knowledge from doing
117. Explain- make clear
118. Explanation- give the reason
119. Fable- story that teaches a lesson
120. Fact-object truth- something that can be proven
121. Failed- attempt without success
122. Generating- giving facts
123. Genre- types of literature
124. Graphic organizer- an outline to organize thoughts/ideas
125. Include- have or consider
126. Information- give knowledge
127. Informative- giving a lot of knowledge
128. Integrating- bringing together
129. Interested- keeping someone’s attention
130. Interview- a meeting where someone asks questions
131. Introduction- show for the first time
132. Invisible- cannot be seen by the naked eye
133. Knowledge- state of knowing
134. Least- smallest
135. Line- state of agreement
136. Literature- forms/types of writings
137. Medium- way of communication
138. Mention- refer to
139. Misleading- give wrong advice
140. Modern- in the present
141. Mood- state of mind/feeling
142. Moral- principles of right and wrong
143. Observe- to see and study
144. Operates- perform work
145. Opinion- belief; judgment
146. Organizing- put in order
147. Original- something a copy is made
148. Passage- literary selection
149. Poem- writing in verse
150. Poet- writer of poetry
151. Poetry- poems
152. Probably- have a good chance of having
153. Process- series of actions
154. Purpose- the aim; the resolution
155. Qualities- characteristics
156. Quotations- what someone has said
157. Quotation marks- “ “
158. React- act in response to an influence
159. Refer- direct or send to someone or someplace
160. Referred- having directed or sent to someone or someplace
161. Relate- show a connection between
162. Replace- take the place of
163. Research- careful investigation
164. Descriptive- to describe something
Math Word Problem – Solving Strategy
U nderline the question
N ow predict what you think you need to do to
solve the problem
R ead the word problem
A re the important words circled?
(especially clue words)
A pply the step(s) you chose to solve the problem
V erify your answer (is it reasonable; does it
make sense?)
E liminate wrong answers
L et the answer stay or rework the problem
Double check your work!
Adapted from the property of Larry I. Bell
The 12 Wonderful Words
I can trace, infer, and summarize
Support ideas and analyze
And I think to myself
What 12 wonderful words.
I compare, contrast and formulate
Predict, explain…evaluate
As I describe to myself
The 12 wonderful words.
The words that I describe and contrast in my mind
Will help me to explain, infer and analyze
I can trace, summarize, predict and formulate
Support, compare…evaluate.
We will reach for the stars
Our scores will grow
We’ll learn so much more
Than you’ll ever know.
They will help us achieve
The 12 wonderful words
They will help us achieve
The 12 wonderful words
E. Maisonet SD129
Larry’s Inspirational Materials
Larry’s Book:
“Twelve Words Poster” (24”x 36”)
Empower your students! Put one in every teacher's
classroom as a reminder to students, but just as important, to
remind teachers to use them everyday. These 12 "power
words" trip up "at-risk" students on standardized tests, even
when the students know the answers to the questions. The
posters are large and colorful. Cost $12.00 each or $10.00
for 10 or more.
An extra large vinyl poster is $60.
12 Powerful Words
That Increase Test Scores and Help
Close the Achievement Gap
Here are some of the topics you will find in this
The 12 Powerful Words That Trip Up “AtPromise” Students on Standardized Tests
Powerful Strategies Teachers Can Use to Make
the 12 Powerful Words a Part of Every Child’s
UNRAAVEL Poster (24”x 36”)
How Principals Can Help Incorporate the 12
Powerful Words into Everyone’s Vocabulary
Ways to Familiarize Parents with the 12 Powerful
Place this poster in every classroom. Let students practice
reading a passage and systematically selecting the correct answer.
Ask every teacher to devote a few minutes daily to using this
poster as a teaching aid to help students gain confidence and
improve their academic self-esteem towards this critical phase of
standardized testing. The posters are large and colorful.
Cost $15.00
$12.00 each or $10.00 for 10 or more.
Buy a poster for every classroom, hallway, cafeteria, library and for parents!
UNRAAVEL Math Poster (24”x 36”)
Word math problems greatly hurt the math scores of many
low-achieving students! Put one in every math teacher’s
classroom and let students use it to practice a word problem
everyday. This systematic approach will give all students a
solid foundation to work from. Large, colorful, and student
friendly, these posters inspire confidence in students while
revealing to teachers the areas students need help on.
$12.00 each or $10.00 for 10 or more.
“Somebody needs me, therefore I teach” t-shirt
Empower your staff! Give one to every staff
member to remind them why they come to work
everyday. Have everyone wear the shirt on the same
day once a week as this shirt will empower your
teachers, help them confidently model the pride of
our profession, as well as remind them they have the
power through high expectations to reach every
child. What a great morale booster!! The shirts are
navy blue with white letters.
$20.00 each or $18.00 for 25 or more
CD Title –“The Power of A Teacher Through High Expectations”
Now you can listen to Larry on your way to and from work, everyday!! This
is a dynamic hour and a half keynote speech with Larry “live, unleashed onstage in Atlanta reminding teachers how powerful they are. You will hear
Larry’s humorous anecdotes and his poems and quotes from famous people. It
will be just like having Larry beside you daily, exhorting you on, and
reminding you that, “Somebody needs you!”
$20.00 each or $15.00 for 10 or more.
“Twelve Words” t-shirt
“Unite your staff.” Remind your
teachers and students of the twelve
words by buying your entire staff one
of these dynamic t-shirts. This shirt
is great for assemblies, test review
days or just to show your staff and
students the importance the school
places on the 12 words. The shirts
are white with red lettering.
$20.00 each or $18.00 for 25 or more
Larry Bell website address:
Inspirational Materials Order Form
To order materials, fill out the form, make your purchase order or check payable to Multicultural America, Inc., and
mail or fax it with this order form to: Multicultural America, Inc.,
Crossbow Dr., Manassas, VA 20112.
Fax # 703-794-8372
Poster 24” x 36”
$12 each
Somebody needs me, therefore I teach t-shirt
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12 Words t-shirt
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12 Powerful Words Book
CD – “The Power of a Teacher Through High
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Extra Large Extra Durable Vinyl 12 Words Banner
$18.00 each when
ordering 25 or more
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