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

Pathways Video Link

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

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St. Patrick’s Day Books, Lessons & Resources!

March 12, 2018

Crafts for St Patricks Day coverLeprechaun Tales cover.St. Patrick’s Day is fast approaching! We have three terrific resources already on our website and here are two other titles to add to the fun of this upcoming special day. Leprechaun Tales is a delightful collection of six short leprechaun tales retold by Yvonne Carroll. It would be fun to start each day off next week reading one to your students. They lend themselves to retelling with the SGM. This book provides an easy way to review a complete episode. If you are looking for simple crafts for students to do, Crafts for St. Patrick’s Day is the book for you! There is a brief introduction about St. Patrick’s Day by the author and followed by twenty craft projects...

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“Maniac Magee”: Exploring Character & Setting in Novels (with FREE Downloadables)

March 09, 2018

Maniac Magee CoverOne of the novels that we explored in sixth grade was Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinelli. Our focus varied, depending on our students, and my task was always to provide the scaffolding using the SGM® for classroom presentations—making the lessons accessible to all our students, including those with IEPs. Our elementary school used Braidy®/SGM® at all grade levels so that by the time students were in upper elementary, they were well-versed in using the icons for both narrative and expository texts. The beauty of the SGM®, however, is that the icons are easily learned and students can successfully participate in lessons in a few introductory sessions...

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