All MindWing products incorporate Story Grammar Marker®’s patented icons to give children a visual, kinesthetic tool for help with “WH” Story Grammar questions and common graphic organizers. The SGM® delves into the “why” question: motivations, feelings, plans—all necessary for the development of critical thinking skills. The colorful, hands-on tools enable children to externalize the macrostructure of the story so they can concentrate on literate language features (microstructure).

The reason that MindWing’s methodology is so unique and child-friendly is the visual, kinesthetic, tactile tools, comprised of a series of patented icons that are colorful and meaningful. MindWing’s tools are three-dimensional, non-linguistic representations of narrative and expository structures. Children can see, touch and move these icons to cue them for the “Wh” questions about stories and help them to recognize text structures in content area selections.

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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.

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Complete Set Icon Downloads
Universal MindWing Digital Icons: Complete Set $ 19.95
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Braidy Icons Set Download
Braidy The StoryBraid® Digital Icons Set $ 7.95
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SGM Icons Downloads
The Story Grammar Marker® Digital Icons Set $ 9.95
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ThemeMaker Icons Downloads
The ThemeMaker® Digital Icons Set $ 7.95
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Braidy Quick Start, Manual/Poster
Braidy the StoryBraid® Quick Start + FREE Icons $ 89.95
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ThemeMaker™ Quick Start
ThemeMaker® Quick Start + FREE ThemeMaker Icons $ 78.95
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Story Grammar Marker® KICK Start!
Story Grammar Marker® KICK Start! $ 164.95
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Academic Conversations Bundle!
Academic Conversations Bundle! $ 139.95
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Social Emotional Learning Set
Social Emotional Learning Set $ 179.95
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SuperBraidy Cape $ 9.95
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SGM® Icons SET $ 29.95
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Investigating Text Complexity and Close Reading Set $ 44.95
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HASKINS LABORATORIES at YALE UNIVERSITY used Braidy the StoryBraid® for the comprehension and expression module of a 4-year, US Office of Education Developmental Study on early literacy acquisition: “Students made an average of 1 year’s growth in reading skills after 45 hours of RtI instruction.” See Evidence-Based Research

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MindWing Concepts, Inc. is the owner of U.S. Patent 5,658,150 and Pending Application Number 29/284061. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

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NEW Digital SGM Icons, FREE Webinar & Online PD

March 30, 2020

We hope this message finds you well and healthy. COVID19 is certainly the biggest“Kick-Off” that many of us have ever experienced. As teachers, specialists and/or parents, this thrusts you into the position of having to completely change how you teach, or how you deliver services or has put you into the homeschooling role. At MindWing Concepts, we want to do what we can to assist you with these distance learning and homeschooling challenges as well as offer alternative ways to access training and PD. Maryellen will continue to “GO LIVE” on social media daily and we will continue to offer FREE Webinars. THANK YOU! Thank you for being concerned with our personal well-being and the well-being of our small family...

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SOCIAL PRAGMATICS ON VIDEO CALLS: “Distant Socializing,” Distance Learning and Working From Home!

March 25, 2020

Houseparty screenshotI have always Zoomed and Skyped at work and done the occasional FaceTime, but in the past week I have spent A LOT of time on HouseParty, MessengerKids, GoogleHangouts, and Zoom. I have “HousePartied” with my friends on St. Patrick’s Day, and with my girlfriends from college on my BFF’s birthday. Maryellen and I held a Zoom webinar yesterday for 1098 teachers and specialists, and we have Zoomed with our friend and colleague in New Zealand many times. My 6-year-old daughter even got on “MessengerKids” (a Facebook app) yesterday and now video calls me on a whim, along with video chatting with her friends.

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