MindWing Concepts provides highly interactive professional development workshops and multi-sensory materials for public school districts, private schools, early childhood settings and parents.
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.
In support of Autism Awareness Month, we are offering a Kit of five different materials that would be most useful for children along the Autism Spectrum for whom social communication is a problem. This Autism Awareness Special Kit is $186.95 (which is a savings of 15% for these two sets of materials!).
This collection includes three books, It’s All About the Story, Making Connections, and Facilitating Relationships, as well as a 2-sided game board, game pieces, a Student Story Grammar Marker®, SquiGuMs 2-in-1 Wristbands, FunPack Card Deck, Icon STAMPede Rubber Stamp Set, and downloadable game book.
Used together, the books and activities can help children to:
This hands-on THINKING tool focuses on the 5 elements of Critical Thinking necessary for both macrostructure and microstructure aspects of social communication:
This book helps with vocabulary and multiple meanings in a very visual way.
Children with social communication problems often have trouble with personal event narratives. This products offers 5 personal event narratives as models that can be broken down by narrative level along with extended activities.
These new SGM® icon mini-magnets can be used as a manipulative to facilitate one-on-one or small group discussion.
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Also Misspelled as MiniMagnets
$ 44.95 $ 50.00
Set includes a 2-sided 11x17 Discourse and Thought Development Chart with DoK/Bloom’s Taxonomy Wheel
Guide Book is Also Available By Itself Item No. 07 020
This Guide gets in-depth how to analyze text complexity using the Model of Text Complexity Triangle; Quantitative Measures, Qualitative Analysis and Reader and Task Considerations. Close Reading, SGM®/ThemeMaker®-style is also explained for helping students access complex text. Since their inception in the early ’90s, Story Grammar Marker® and ThemeMaker® have been used to tackle the case of complex text, as is evident in the included Discourse and Thought Development Chart that delves into content complexity for both narrative and expository text, as well.
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The Critical Thinking Triangle® In Action! Thought Process Manipulative has been created because the Critical Thinking Triangle® is the crux of the Story Grammar Marker®, our tool for narrative development, story-telling, personal narratives, comprehension, writing and social communication.
This Manipulative is a enhancement to Story Grammar Marker® and contains 5 elements that connect and interact among each other to enable students to think about their thinking: to infer, solve problems, resolve conflicts, take perspective and more!
Thinking deserves its own hands-on tool. This new tool makes it possible for children to actually manipulate, talk about and comprehend the elements of the Critical Thinking Triangle® including:
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Deepening student knowledge through discourse language development is a key to student engagement. Our latest product is chock full of hands-on materials and activities that are explained, laminated, and ready to use! Based upon reciprocal teaching and learning strategies, you will be able to guide students as they engage in complex projects and academic tasks through explicit instruction in the structure and use of discourse processes. The kit also includes our innovative Discourse and Thought Development Chart which graphically demonstrates the process of deepening knowledge through oral discourse development.
This Kit contains:
This new cutting-edge Kit applies a macro-strategy approach to narrative and expository text selections. Pulling together discourse level language development and Webb’s Depth of Knowledge, this Kit shows students how to use text structure as a guide to create text dependent questions and answers and encourages the development of self-teaching procedures.
Facilitate the modeling of strategies to increase comprehension and encourage academic discussion using included pragmatics chart and conversation moves cards. Also, use this Kit to help children develop complex sentence structure using cohesive ties and other academic vocabulary.
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