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.
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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!
The Story Grammar Marker® optimizes the development of student skills in perspective taking, critical thinking, and problem solving. This visual, kinesthetic tool incorporates MindWing’s patented icons facilitating growth of higher order thinking skills. Give students a common language to answer the how’s and why’s of characters and interactions which are so essential to the development of social thinking. If you are looking for a comprehensive, versatile classroom tool for oral language, comprehension, and writing, the SGM® is for you.
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ISBNs: 978-0-9761393-0-0 (0-9761393-0-8)
© 1991, 2008
See also our SGM® Manual Spanish Maps
This group of materials includes three of our best-selling and most foundational products. At conferences and conventions, colleagues ask, “What are the basic items I need to get started with Story Grammar Marker®?” This Story Grammar Marker® Quick Start is the answer. Get started TODAY!
The Teacher Story Grammar Marker® is a 24-inch manipulative with removable patented icons. The marker is designed to assist education professionals in the instruction of narrative development to their students.
The Teacher Story Grammar Marker® is a 24-inch removable icon-based manipulative. The marker is designed to assist education professionals in the instruction of narrative development to their students.
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ISBNs: 978-0-9791307-0-0 (0-9791307-0-0)
The Student Story Grammar Marker® is an 8-inch icon-based manipulative for use with students in first through sixth grade. It is designed to provide students with a hands-on approach to narrative language development as they connect language to literacy.
Item No. 03 050
ISBNs: 978-0-9791307-1-7 (0-9791307-1-9)
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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The Spanish Story Grammar Marker® Maps are a translation of the original Story Grammar Marker® by our colleagues in Puerto Rico. This condensed version uses the same iconic maps to link language to literacy for Spanish-speaking students.
One 34-page guide that features:
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How do educators use differentiated instruction and formative assessments to plan for student success? The Essential SGM® includes key elements of Story Grammar Marker® and is designed to teach professionals to use our evidence-based techniques. Its easy format and corresponding PowerPoint and activities will prepare you to move theory into practice! College professors will find this vital in their journey to teach students how to facilitate the development of narrative discourse and critical thinking skills.
This Kit contains:
The Essential SGM® includes key elements of Story Grammar Marker® for professors/instructors to teach graduate students learning evidence-based therapeutic techniques. This resource is designed to put theory into practice in narrative discourse development. Narratives assist students in the areas of oral expression, comprehension and written expression as well as social cognition and communication. These “essentials” link narrative development with thinking and talking about situations and events in books, media, real life and current events!
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Also available Additional Student Materials
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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The Student Language/Literacy Developmental Checklist Card provides graphic representations of all seven stages of narrative development. It enables the education professional to chart the growth of a student's mastery of the narrative stages.
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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.
Item No. 03 090
Also Misspelled as Jargon
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 SGM® Episode Organizer Poster is a student-friendly, laminated 18" x 24" poster or 8½" x 11" mini-poster.
Item No. 05 080 (Poster $8.95)
05 081 (Mini-Poster $2.25)
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.
Item No. 05 050 (Poster $8.95)
Item No. 05 051 (Mini-Poster $2.25)
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.
Item No. 05 020 (Poster $8.95)
Item No. 05 021 (Mini-Poster $2.25)
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)
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.
Item No. 05 040 (Poster $8.95)
Item No. 05 041 (Mini-Poster $2.25)
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).
Item No. 05 000 (Poster $8.95)
Item No. 05 001 (Mini-Poster $2.25)
Our new product, Stories for Teaching and Modeling Narrative Text Structure with Story Grammar Marker®, was developed to answer the requests of Braidy® and SGM®’s biggest users! As you may know, Braidy®/SGM® tools are adaptable to any story (personal narratives, children’s books, novels, TV shows, movies, plays, etc.), making it a versatile approach to learning.
This new product provides a series of FIVE specific original stories to be used to implement narrative structure that is particularly useful for differentiated instruction. Using a consistent format, there are four (4) pages to each of the five stories:
This product contains:
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SGM® Mini Magnets are our newest manipulative tool based on the Story Grammar Marker® for narrative intervention. The Mini Magnets can be used in therapy, classroom centers, push-in, small groups, and for individual students to assist them in re-telling, telling and writing stories as well as for comprehension, perspective-taking and social problem solving.
The most exciting part is that the SGM® Mini Magnets are ideal for parents to use at home to help their children express personal narratives and solve problems. Using the SGM® Mini Magnets on the refrigerator, parents can help their children to answer the often elusive question “What happened at school today?” This is the perfect tool to help build that home-school connection!
Each of the 13 magnets in this set has a colorful, child-friendly icon that represents a part of a narrative/story episode (components of the Story Grammar Marker®).
The first 12 magnets are 1.5″ x 1.5″ with the SGM® icons for:
The 13th magnet is 3″ x 3″ and portrays the Critical Thinking Triangle® including the Mental State (thinking verbs) Thought Bubble.
These magnets are designed to be used with Story Grammar Marker® Methodology.
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THESE NEW PENS are packed with discourse development information using Story Grammar Marker® and ThemeMaker® visuals and methodology.
Each colorful pen contains a retractable, 7" x 2.5", double-sided banner. One side depicts a definition of “narrative,” the SGM® visual of the 7 Stages of Narrative Development, as well as the Story Grammar Marker® tool with each story icon identified. The other side of the banner contains the ThemeMaker® diagrams for the 7 Expository Text Structures of description, list, sequence, compare/contrast, cause/effect, problem/solution, and persuasion/argument, as well as examples of where expository text can be found.
Aside from the obvious use of these pens for writing, the retractable banner contained in these pens can be used...
Let us know if you have find a new and different use for this new tool!
Each set contains (4) pens.
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