MindWing Concepts provides highly interactive professional development workshops and multi-sensory materials for public school districts, private schools, early childhood settings and parents.

Our goal is to give every child — regardless of age, ability or culture — the skills to think, communicate & learn effectively in order to achieve academic and social success.

Pathways Video Link

Video is 55 minutes long, but well worth viewing, with lots of tips for teaching. Maryellen Moreau explains the Story Grammar Marker icons using Braidy the StoryBraid, along with Cindy Milner of Pathways for Parents. Clicking on the video will open another browser window to watch on YouTube.

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Story Analysis: “Too Many Tamales”

May 03, 2016

Cinco de Mayo artThursday is the celebration of Cinco de Mayo, a day commemorating a military victory between Mexican and French forces in 1862, but is now a celebration of Mexican culture, food, and music. May is Better Hearing and Speech Month, which celebrates the contributions of speech/language pathologists world-wide striving to enhance the communication abilities of children and adults of all ages. In keeping with both of these celebrations, we decided to feature the picture book entitled, Too Many Tamales by Gary Soto and Illustrated by Ed Martinez, because of the festive nature of the book as well as the fact that it is a picture book written at the highest level of narrative development...

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Hands-On Activities for Beginning, Middle and End of a Story

April 28, 2016

Laminated Icon SticksAsking students to tell or write a story with a beginning, middle, and end is a daunting task for most. Teaching the narrative structure in a developmental fashion using the SGM methodology is a powerful tool to instruct students in language, comprehension, and writing. The SGM® is an iconic-based tool that (developmentally) represents the necessary elements of story grammar and story organization. We have received a great deal of positive feedback on our post from March 29, 2016, Fun Activity to Reinforce the “Kick-Off” using the Kick-Off icon and the book The Doorbell Rang...

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