This is a Special Collection of Selected MindWing Materials (An OVER $1200 value!). This is the perfect collection for those who are in private practice, a clinical setting or in a school-based position dealing with varying ages and abilities, and wish to have a selection of materials from each of our kits without having to purchase each kit separately.
This collection does not includes the following products that serve specific populations: SGM® Spanish Maps (Story Grammar Marker® translated into Spanish), Holding Stories in the Palm of Your Hand (for DHH/ASL), and The Essential SGM® (for colleges and university programs). These products may be ordered separately if needed. It also does not include the SGM® iPad App, which must be purchased in the iPAD APP STORE.
Product No. 03 010 (Caucasian Doll) or 03 011 (Ethnic Doll)
The Story Grammar Marker® Kit uses manipulative tools and resources that help students in grades two through six develop reading, writing and speaking skills vital for academic and social success.
Item No. 03 000
The ThemeMaker® Kit is a uniquely designed approach to help students visualize and organize expository, informational material. The ThemeMaker® graphically represents—through MindWing’s patented icons—the seven text structures found in the content areas.
Item No. 06 000
Also Misspelled as Theme Maker
The Talk to Write, Write to Learn™ Kit is designed to improve listening, reading/comprehension, and expository text comprehension and writing for students in grades two through six.
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The East Meets West™ Quick Start includes Volumes I & II of East Meets West and a Teacher Story Grammar Marker® manipulative. East Meets West I & II are guides for the implementation of evidence-based clinical intervention for students who have language and reading disabilities. The authors, Maryellen Rooney Moreau, MEd, CCC-SLP, of MindWing Concepts and Judy K. Montgomery, PhD, CCC-SLP, of Chapman University, took 23 picture story books and analyzed each book for theme, narrative structure, expository text features, phonological sensitivity skills, vocabulary and aspects of cultural influence. Each book or author is on the recommended lists for California or Massachusetts, hence the title, East Meets West™. East Meets West™ guides educators through aural/oral activities using quality children’s literature as a base and by...
“Books can be created in many ways. These books came to life when we, two speech-language pathologists (Judy from California and Maryellen from Massachusetts), met one another in Dallas, Texas. We both look out onto different oceans at home, yet surprisingly we had many common experiences. Sitting on a pair of rocking chairs on a wooden porch at the end of a long day, we began talking. We talked about books, communication, language and literacy. That conversation quickly brought to light our mutual LOVE for helping children, and the educators who touch their lives. Here we were, “smack dab” in the middle of the country discovering our ideas and passion for education were merging with amazing speed and energy--just like a cross country highway! At the same time, each of our states was launching a huge reading initiative, and we knew we had a part to play in it. We were in the middle of the country and we were linking East and West. A book was born. We hope our passion helps you further yours.” Judy K. Montgomery’s comment about the East Meets West™ series
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ISBNs: 978-0-9769527-0-1 (0-9769527-0-X)
Our progress monitoring and benchmark tools will assist you in planning Sand implementing instruction and intervention as you collaborate with colleagues to foster student engagement. Using our data collection process, determine how individual students organize and interpret information used in problem solving. Differentiating instruction becomes a reality with the use of our evidenced based progress monitoring techniques. The analysis, interpretation and mindful use of data ultimately does make the difference for a child!
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“At the core of the Core is really that child sitting in a classroom at Memorial School on Main Street, Anywhere, USA. We can never forget that within the clamor for more intensive instruction within and across academic disciplines and grade levels, is the small voice of a child…waiting to be heard.” Maryellen Rooney Moreau, June 14, 2012
This book aligns the Common Core State Standards with MindWing’s methodology. It provides effective, evidence-based interventions to help students who are “at-risk” and those with identified learning difficulties to develop the Communicative Competence necessary to meet grade level standards and be prepared for college and/or career.
The “Core” of the Core includes...
This book will also provide the methodology necessary for helping those students who are “at risk” or have identified learning difficulties with…
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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.
Prod. No. 03 095
Are you looking for a guide for the development and expression of expository thinking? MindWing’s ThemeMaker™ is a uniquely designed approach to help students organize , comprehend, orally express, and write high level narratives and informational text. ThemeMaker™ focuses on the 7 primary text structures: description, listing, sequencing, cause/effect, problem/solution, compare/contrast, and persuasion. These text structures are a roadmap to oral and written argument. In addition to these structures, we have included a conflict resolution process to tie into social communication and pragmatics.
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Also Misspelled as Theme Maker
The Talk to Write, Write to Learn™ Teachers’ Manual is a 248-page resource guide for education professionals to provide direct instruction of narrative “story” development and expository “informational” text writing.
Talk to Write, Write to Learn™ expands and enhances the writing initiatives of school-based literacy programs. The hands-on, developmental methods provide students the guided practice they need for both narrative and informational text thinking and writing. Included are sequenced goals and benchmarks, conferencing and self-reflective checklists, and a variety of rubrics. Our Narrative and Expository Decision Tree Guides help you individualize student instructional goals. This resource is full of ideas to prepare students for the increased emphasis on argumentative and informative writing.
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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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Set of 20 cards, printed front and back.
The Talk to Write, Write to Learn Student Progress Chart enables the education professional to track a student’s comprehension and writing progress in grades two through six.
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Our East Meets West series, Volumes I & II, provides ready to use intervention lesson for flexible grouping in a variety of settings. Included in the series are 23 children’s books analyzed for narrative and expository structures, literate language features, phonological awareness skills, and vocabulary. Cultural aspects of each selection are also highlighted. Our easy implementation approach is a perfect fit for busy teachers and interventionists. Volumes may be purchased separately or together.
East Meets West, Volume I is a guide for the implementation of evidence-based clinical intervention for students who have language and reading disabilities.
“Books can be created in many ways. These books came to life when we, two speech/language pathologists (Judy from California and Maryellen from Massachusetts), met one another in Dallas, Texas. We both look out onto different oceans at home, yet surprisingly we had many common experiences. Sitting on a pair of rocking chairs on a wooden porch at the end of a long day, we began talking. We talked about books, communication, language and literacy. That conversation quickly brought to light our mutual LOVE for helping children, and the educators who touch their lives. Here we were, "smack dab" in the middle of the country discovering our ideas and passion for education were merging with amazing speed and energy--just like a cross country highway! At the same time, each of our states was launching a huge reading initiative, and we knew we had a part to play in it. We were in the middle of the country and we were linking East and West. A book was born. We hope our passion helps you further yours.” — Co-Author Judy K. Montgomery’s comment about the East Meets West™ series
Item No. 10 100
ISBNs: 978-0-9761393-3-1 (0-9761393-3-2)
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Our East Meets West series, Volumes I & II, provides ready to use intervention lesson for flexible grouping in a variety of settings. Included are 23 children’s books analyzed for narrative and expository structures, literate language features, phonological awareness skills, and vocabulary. Cultural aspects of each selection are also highlighted. Our easy implementation approach is a perfect fit for busy teachers and interventionists. Volumes may be purchased separately or together.
East Meets West For The Holidays and Important Life Events, Volume II, is a guide for the implementation of evidence-based clinical intervention for students who have language and reading disabilities.
Item No. 10 200
ISBNs: 978-0-9761393-7-9 (0-9761393-7-5)
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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Also Misspelled as Jargon
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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Each set of Additional Student Materials includes:
Prod. No. 03 066
This book, and the activities it supports, make vocabulary building an active, enriching experience, helping students to expand their vocabulary and word choices in a way that is fun. It is a graphic thesaurus that students can use independently to visualize word relationships through visual “word clouds.”
Features 41 illustrations with a total of 491 words. Designed for children in grades 2-6. Click here for a review of this book.
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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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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.
Item No. 05 070 (Poster $8.95
05 071 (Mini-Poster $2.25)
Also Misspelled as Theme Maker
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.
Item No. 05 030 (Poster $8.95)
Item No. 05 031 (Mini-Poster $2.25)
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