The intention of the SGM® App is to help children think, communicate and learn. Since 1991, millions of children worldwide have benefited from using the colorful, patented icons of the Story Grammar Marker® (SGM®), a research-based tool for helping children with telling and retelling stories, comprehension, writing, reading comprehension and social communication. Now, the SGM® has come to life in the form of an App with exciting animation and engaging features that allow kids to see, listen, touch, move and interact with the icons to tell create a story!
Teachers, speech language pathologists, reading specialists, literacy coaches and parents can use this App with kids to help them “Become a Star Reporter” and create & tell their story or re-tell something they have read, seen or experienced. This app will help children to organize their thoughts for expressing or writing. It can help them with critical thinking and problem solving skills as well as to make connections among texts, themselves and the world around them.
The icons in this App are designed to “free up” working memory by giving kids a visual representation of the parts of a story that they can see, touch and move! They can type, draw, import images or import pictures from the camera roll to create a unique story or to retell a story from a book, show or movie. After creating each story, they can use the SGM® to assist them in telling their story and recording it. They can then become the SGM® Star Reporter and hear themselves telling their story! Each story can be saved and/or emailed to parents/teachers/specialists to monitor progress.
The Story Grammar Marker® can be used to support Common Core State Standards. This app is fun and engaging — and the methodology is research-based! Enjoy!
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The “A Day in the Park” Student Activity Booklets are a hands-on activity-based approach to instructing students in grades two through six the beginning stages of narrative development and writing.
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8 wood-mounted, rubber stamps of the patented icons of the Story Grammar Marker®.
Using MindWing's Icon STAMPede! students can...
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In addition to the “jar,” the “JAR-gon” Kit contains:
Increase syntactical complexity and improve the level of sophistication of oral language and writing of your students with this handy, portable jar containing all of the components needed for the Cohesive Tie Activity.
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For those “fans” of Story Grammar Marker®, Braidy®, ThemeMaker™ and Talk to Write, Write to Learn™ who may not be interested in the Autism Collection books and activities, you now have the opportunity to incorporate these NEW games and activities into your classroom and therapy.
The Game Set includes:
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MindWing’s Universal Magnet Set is a 33-piece set of large, colorful magnets depicting MindWing's patented icons. They can be used with both narrative and expository text instruction and intervention.
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This colorful, eye-catching deck of cards (standard 52-card deck with 2 jokers) is for use with Narrative as well as Expository text. Each “suit” represents an “episode” of a narrative and the Jokers depict expository text features.
There are 10 suggested games for use with the cards, in conjunction with children’s literature & MindWing’s methodology, that incorporate lessons for working on language, thinking and social skills.
These cards, by nature, are fun for all ages! And, they may be a particularly appealing manipulative for some adolescents (as opposed to Braidy the StoryBraid® or Story Grammar Marker® manipulatives).
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MindWing’s Two-In-One Wristbands – Set of 5
Give your students the ability to “carry” SGM® and Six-Second-Stories™ techniques with them throughout their day, even if they don’t have pockets!
Used as a positive behavioral support, the patented icons engraved on the reversible wristbands can be used in academic settings for language and literacy, as well as in social situations for conversation initiation and repair and social problem solving.
SquiGuMs are appropriate for adult use, too, since our students will benefit from consistent support across multiple environments (playground, cafeteria, activities, classroom and home), provided by multiple members of a school staff (teachers, aides, specialists), as well as parents.
This handy wristband is a “go-anywhere” tactile-kinesthetic tool designed to bridge the gap between therapy, the classroom and the Real World. Attractive to both students and their peers, SquiGuMs reflects years of expert professional experience. It does not replace the iconic hand-held Story Grammar Marker® for modeling and guided practice—SquiGuMs enhances and expands its use.
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This 2-sided chart pairs the concepts listed below with Webb’s Depth of Knowledge (DoK) and with language development foundations of narrative and expository discourse. These concepts are:
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Bunch of Braidys is a student-friendly, laminated 18" x 24" poster or 8½" x 11" mini-poster that graphically displays Braidy the StoryBrai®d in various iconic forms of narrative development as depicted by community helpers.
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The ThemeMaker™ Expository Structures Poster is a student-friendly, laminated 18" x 24" poster or 8½" x 11" mini-poster that graphically represents MindWing's patented icons as they relate to the seven expository types.
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The SGM® Episode Organizer Poster is a student-friendly, laminated 18" x 24" poster or 8½" x 11" mini-poster.
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The CHARACTERistics Poster is a student-friendly, laminated 18" x 24" poster or 8½" x 11" mini-poster displaying words related to the development of character. It focuses students on characteristics, as they relate to personal and fictional character development.
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The Critical Thinking Triangle Poster® is a student-friendly, 18" x 24" laminated poster or 8½" x 11" mini-poster that displays the patented SGM icons associated with critical thinking within narrative. It focuses students on thinking verbs and feeling and planning words.
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The Classroom Pragmatics Poster™ is a student-friendly, laminated 18" x 24" poster or 8½" x 11" mini-poster that displays the ten areas of the social uses of language (pragmatics). It focuses students on global importance of using language appropriately.
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The Feelings Poster is a student-friendly, laminated 18" x 24" poster or 8½" x 11" mini-poster that alphabetically displays feeling words. It focuses students in grades two through high school on feelings and their relationship to “kick-offs” in life and literature.
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The Complete Episode™ Poster™ is a student-friendly, laminated 18" x 24" poster or 8½" x 11" mini-poster that graphically represents all of the patented SGM icons associated with a complete episode narrative (story).
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The 32-page download is free for purchasers of MindWing’s Game Set and Kits that include FunPack™ Card Deck, the SGM® STAMPede Stamp Set or MindWing’s Board Games.
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