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Article Title / Click On Title to Read Narrative Expository (information text) Argument/
Opinion
Peer Interaction Reading Writing Pre-School Early Elementary Upper Elementary Middle/ High School Technology Subject / Theme
Organizing Your SGM Materials for the New School Year N PI R W EE UE M/HS Teaching suggestions for Feeling Component of narrative
Recognizing Feelings: Recycle Your Iced Tea Containers for a Cool Summer Activity N PI R W PS EE Recognizing Feelings, and Feelings in Others
Activity for a Field Trip: Big Red Barn N PI R W PS EE Braidy / Character, Setting, Actions / Home-School Connection
Maryellen’s Analysis of 5th-Grade Writing Sample N W EE UE M/HS Assessment, Conferencing, Teacher Collaboration
Analyze 5th Grade Writing N W EE UE M/HS Assessment, Conferencing, Teacher Collaboration
Magnetic Spinner Activity for Narrative & Expository Text Questions N E PI R W EE UE M/HS Implementing Student Questions
Tech Tuesday: Chapter Books and Stickwriting, a Complementary Visual Strategy N PI R W EE U T Chapter Books; Stickwriting
Maryellen’s Analysis of Emma’s Sample N E A PI R W PS EE U M/HS In-Depth Analysis of Writing Sample (from previous blog)
Analyze A Narrative Writing Sample N E A PI R W PS EE U M/HS A Look at A Writing Sample
Collaboration in the Classroom with Story Grammar Marker® & “Big Al” N E PI R W EE Free Downloadable: Compare/Contrast for Early Elementary Students
Story Analysis: “Too Many Tamales” N PI R EE UE M/HS SGM® / Developmental Stages, Cinco de Mayo
Hands-On Activities for Beginning, Middle and End of a Story N PI R W EE UE M/HS SGM® / Teaching Story Elements
Lessons & Activities for Feelings and Reactions N PI R W PS EE Feeling / Actions Icons / Feeling Sticks
Five Favorite Books and Downloadable for Earth Day N E A PI R W PS EE UE Earth Day Suggestions / Free downloadable, List
Tech Tuesday: Tech Tie-Ins to Autism Awareness Month N E PI R W PS EE UE M/HS T Tech Tuesday: Tech Tie-Ins to Autism Awareness Month
Additional Activities for “The River” N E PI R W UE M/HS Conflicts / Personality Development / Downloadable: Character Traits, Evidence
Kindergarten and First Grade Setting: “Bear Feels Scared” N E PI R PS EE List / Feelings / Writing
Autism Awareness & SGM®: 31 FREE RESOURCES N E A PI R W PS EE UE M/HS T Autism Resources
Fun Activity to Reinforce the “Kick-Off” N PI R PS EE Introducing Reactive Sequence / Kick-Off
Kindergarten Activity: “In the Tall, Tall Grass” N PI R PS EE Action Sequence Activity
Another Classic: Dr. Seuss’ The Sneetches N R EE UE M/HS Developmental Stages
Spring Stories — The Legend of The Indian Paintbrush N R EE UE Developmental Stages, Spring
A Leprechaun Lesson for St. Patrick’s Day with Story Grammar Marker® N PI R EE UE Complete Episode / Perspective / St Patrick’s Day<
Understanding Novels, Part 6 N R M/HS Using Novels: Critical Thinking Triangle, Perspective, The Big Wave
Tech Tuesday: Using Emoji in Narrative Analysis N EE UE M/HS T Using Emojis, Narrative
Read Across America Day & Dr. Seuss Lesson! N E PI R EE UE M/HS Using Novels: Critical Thinking Triangle, The Big Wave
“REACTIONS” on Facebook – New Emojis! N PI PS EE UE M/HS Using Emojis / Narrative
Understanding Novels, Part 5 N R M/HS Using Novels: Critical Thinking Triangle, The Big Wave
Rosa Parks, Black History Month — Lesson 3 N E PI R UE Narrative / Expository / Character Traits / Black History Month
A Home Run For Bunny, Black History Month — Lesson 2 N E PI R W UE M/HS Triumph Over Adversity, Friendship / Black History Month
Opening a New Chapter: Strategies N E PI R W PS EE UE M/HS T Apps to access Narrative and Expository Texts
Understanding Novels, Part 4 N E PI R M/HS Using Novels: Narrative / Expository Texts
I Have a Dream, Black History Month — Lesson 1 N E PI R UE Play: Narrative / Expository Texts, Black History Month
Understanding Novels, Part 3 E R M/HS Using Novels: Expository, Sequence, The Big Wave
Understanding Novels, Part 2 E PI R M/HS Using Novels: Setting, Expository: Descriptive, The Big Wave
When the “Characters” are a whole classroom of students N W EE UE M/HS T Integrating SGM with High/Low Tech Tools; Elmo, SMARTboard, Popplet, Stick Writing, STAMPede Set
Understanding Novels, Part 1 N E R M/HS Using Novels: Setting, Narrative, Expository: Descriptive, The Big Wave
SGM Is 25 Years Old SGM New Year’s Resolution Worksheet N PI W PS EE UE M/HS New Year's Resolution
Aligning SGM With The Zones Of Regulation And Tech Tie Ins N PI PS EE UE M/HS T Narrative / Self-regulation / Autisim*
Reading Lessons And Blogs About The Winter Season N E PI R W PS EE UE M/HS T Winter Season Lessons
Winter’s Coming Narrative Expository Setting Lesson N E PI W EE UE Seasons
Compare And Contrast Characters N E W EE UE Compare / Contrast Characters
Part 3 Hilda Must Be Dancing And Giraffes Can’t Dance, Compare Contrast, Cont. E PI W EE Expository/Cohesive Ties
Part 2 Hilda Must Be Dancing And Giraffes Can’t Dance, Compare And Contrast N E PI W EE Narrative / Expository Connection
Hilda Must Be Dancing And Giraffes Can’t Dance, Narrative Retellings N PI EE Narrative Retellings
Early Elementary Idea To Reinforce Character, Feelings, List And Sequence N E R W EE Narrative / Expository Connection
Mondays With Maryellen N E R EE UE M/HS Narrative / Expository Connection
A Trip Down Memory Lane, Feelings And Character Description Using A Classic Golden Book N PI EE Narrative / Characters, Feelings
Adobe Voice Gives Voice To Narrative Or Expository Language N E PI W EE UE M/HS T Narrative / Expository
Expository, My Research Cut-and-Fold Booklet E PI W UE M/HS Expository / Text Structures
Writing Expository Informational Descriptive Map to Paragraphs E W EE UE Expository / Descriptive
Teaching SGM Components, Continued 2 N PI R EE UE SGM Components
Create Visual “Explanimations” To Go With Your Expository Lessons E PI W PS EE UE M/HS T Expository Text APPS
Teaching SGM Components N PI R EE UE SGM Components
Exploring Expository Continued, Descriptive Map Activity E PI W US Descriptive Map
Foldables And Stamps Activity N W PS EE UE SGM Components
Exploring Expository Texts Using the SGM Descriptive Map E PI EE UE Expository/Descriptive
Braidy’s Bag N PS EE Organizing Materials
Character And Setting Fun Activities N PI PS EE Character / Setting
MindWing Concepts and Instructional Technology N PI R W PS EE UE M/HS T Story Components
Using Kerpoof For Digital Storytelling And Narrative Development, Part 2 N PI W PS EE UE M/HS T SGM/Teaching Narrative Stages
Simple Machines Offer Language Learning Opportunities N E PI R W EE UE M/HS T Blending Narrative/Expository
Use Google Search Stories Tool to Develop Narrative and Expository Language N E A/O W EE UE M/HS T Narrative / Expository Language
Character Social Thinking and the Avatar N PI EE UE M/HS T Character Exploration
Exploring Settings with Google Earth N E PI W PS EE UE M/HS T Setting / Descriptive
Setting Can Be the Key to a Story N PI R EE UE T Integral Settings
Comprehension Involves More Than Just the Beginning, Middle, End of a Story N R PS EE UE M/HS Information: SGM Episode Organizer / Icons
Make It Better Through Storytelling N PI W EE UE Problem Solving: We Can Make It Better, Delsandro / SGM
Adult Child Interaction N PI PS EE Modeling / Storytelling, SGM
Gingerbread Characters And Settings N PI W PS EE T Character / Setting
Is Maryellen Actually Maryellen Who? N E PI R W PS EE UE M/HS Grinch: Narrative / Expository
Kick Off The Kick Off N PI R W PS EE UE M/HS T SGM: Initiating Event (Kick-Off)
Interactive Visual Resources To Complement Feelings Instruction, Internal Responses N PI R W PS EE UE M/HS T SGM Feelings / Autism Collection / Additonal Resources to enhance
Happy Valentine’s Day N W EE UE T Valentine's Day, Feelings
Dinosaurs, Narrative and Flexible Thinking N E PI R PS EE UE T Narrative / Expository/Social Thinking
The Zimmer Twins And Stepping Up Narrative Complexity N PI W UE M/HS T Language sample / SGM stages
Two Of My Favorite “Ers,” ThemeMaker, And Glogster E PI R W EE UE M/HS T Glogs (posters) and ThemeMaker
The Incredible 5-Point Scale And Narrative Elements N PI R W PS EE UE M/HS SGM / 5-Point Scale
Story Grammar And The Classroom Curriculum — The Five Senses N PI R W PS EE UE Setting / Senses, Hearing
Story Patch, A Great Context To Teach Narrative With Story Grammar Marker N E PI W PS EE T Writing Stories
The Importance Of Expository Text Comprehension In Real Life Situations E PI R W UE M/HS Weather / Expository Maps
Sharing Our Own Stories Social Problem Solving Using Story Grammar Marker N PI PS EE UE M/HS SGM, Facilitating Relationships / Superflex
Fantastic Narrative Intervention With Toontastic N PI W PS EE UE M/HS T Writing Stories
Using QR Codes For Spooky Narrative Development N PI W PS EE UE M/HS T SGM components / QR codes
A Wonderful Wordless Video Series For Narrative Development N PI PS EE UE M/HS T Narrative Development/Wordless picture books / Simon's Cat Videos
Story Mapping And Seasonal Cheer N PI PS EE UE T Settings / Narrative Devlopment / Wordless Video & 5-point scale
Simple Comics For More Advanced Language N PI PS EE UE M/HS T Narrative Development / Comics and SGM
This Vacation Week Take The Kids To A New Setting Disneyland N E PI W PS EE UE M/HS T Setting / Descriptive Map
Using SGM And ThemeMaker For Project-Based Learning N E PI W EE UE M/HS T Webquests / Tantalizing Adjectives, Webquest / SGM
You As A Character Are A Social Detective N PI EE UE Social Language / Narrative Development: SGM / You Are a Social Detective
Taking Paper Out Of The Story N E A/O W PS EE UE M/HS T Taking SGM PDFs to iPad
Put The Story On Stage With Puppet Pals N PI W PS EE UE T Story Components / Digital Storytelling
A Gift To A Character N PI W PS EE UE M/HS T Gift Wrap App / SGM Character Map
Halloween Surprise N E PI R PS EE Sequencing, Halloween
Storybird N E PI R W PS EE UE M/HS T Storybird / SGM App / Narrative, Expository
Maryellen Presenting At 7Th Annual Social Thinking Providers Conference — Free, The Worrywarts Lesson N PI R PS EE UE Social Communication / The Worrywarts
The Incredible Flexible You And Braidy Make A Great Pair N PI PS EE Braidy and The Incredible Flexible You, Vol. 1
Wrapping Up Better Hearing And Speech Month With Sound And Stories N E PI R EE UE M/HS T SGM App / ThemeMaker / Sound Uncovered App
SGM Summer Study Series N PI R W PS EE UE M/HS Social Emotions
Perspective Taking In Literature N PI R W PS EE UE M/HS Perspective Taking
Disney’s “Frozen” Story Grammar Marker Style N PI R EE UE M/HS Narrative / Critical Thinking Triangle
Owl Moon, A Winter Adventure With Narrative And Expository Text N E PI R W EE UE Narrative / Expository Text structures
Enjoy Using The Story Grammar Marker Materials For Traditional And Graphical Stories N E PI R W EE UE Winter / Narrative, Expository
Complete And Share SGM Story Maps Paperless With Google Drive N E PI R W PS EE UE M/HS T SGM App / Google Drive
Feelings, Perspective-Taking, Theory Of Mind, Empathy N PI R EE UE SGM Components / Retelling
Part 2 Feelings, Perspective-Taking, Theory Of Mind, Empathy And Mr. Hatch N PI R EE UE Perspective Taking / Feelings
Part 3 Feelings, Perspective-Taking, Theory Of Mind, Empathy And Mr. Hatch N E PI R EE UE Perspective / Kick-Off & Feelings / Compare-Contrast
Part 4, Feelings, Perspective-Taking, Theory of Mind, Empathy and Mr. Hatch N PI R UE Perspective Taking / Feelings
Getting The Story Of A Situation N PI R PS EE UE M/HS T SGM Elements / Social Situations
Ronald Morgan Goes To Bat N PI R W EE Narrative / Characterization
The Trumpet Of The Swan N PI UE Narrative / Characterization
Technology Tuesday — Vocabulary, Summer Programming and Story Grammar Marker N E PI R EE UE M/HS T Vocabulary / Narrative Skills
Character And Setting Collages For End Of Year And Summer School N PI PS EE Ue Character / Setting
Looking At Expository Discourse Across The Grade Levels E PS EE UE M/HS Article reference / dynamic assessment*
Our Cat Flossie N W EE Character Description
Earth Day With Winston Of Churchill, One Bear’s Battle Against Global Warming N E PI R EE UE Blending of Narrative/Expository texts and Earth Day
Exploring Action Sequences With Apps And The Common Core Standards N PI R W PS EE Apps for Teaching Action Sequence
Let The Setting Speak for Itself N E PI R W EE UE M/HS T Setting/Schemas / Blabberize App
Engaging Activities for Character Traits and Social Inference N PI EE UE M/HS T “Friend Files” / Using Tech for Character Traits
Article Title / Click On Title to Read Narrative Expository (information text) Argument/
Opinion
Peer Interaction Reading Writing Pre-School Early Elementary Upper Elementary Middle/ High School Technology Subject / Theme

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Article Title / Click On Title to Read Subject / Theme
Activity for a Field Trip: Big Red Barn Braidy / Character, Setting, Actions / Home-School Connection
Maryellen’s Analysis of 5th-Grade Writing Sample Assessment, Conferencing, Teacher Collaboration
Analyze 5th Grade Writing Assessment, Conferencing, Teacher Collaboration
The SGM® and the Developmental Reading Assessment (DRA) Informational for teacher discussion / SGM assessments, DRA
MindWing Concepts Joins Chapman University in Celebrating Story Grammar Marker®! Information
3 Ways SGM® Bolsters the Role of Narrative Development in Collaboration Informational / Collaboration
Oral Language: A Hot Topic In Literacy Education Oral Language / Article Reference
Story-Based Intervention For Children With Autism Spectrum Disorders Autism Collection
Letter From a Parent of a Child With Autism Parent success with SGM
The Importance of Narrative Development in School and in Life Importance of comprehending/expressing stories
Narrative Practice Hypothesis Summary of Carol Westby, Ph.D, ASHA presentation
Inference: Students Don’t Know What They Don’t Know Maryellen, video, Using SGM to infer
Maryellen Rooney Moreau Honored By Boise Peace Quilt Project Maryellen’s Award
The Core Of The Common Core State Standards Connection CCSS to SGM
Coming Late Spring The Story Grammar Marker App You Are A Star Reporter Announcing App and raffle
Announcing The Story Grammar Marker SGM iPad App SGM App
Five Easy Ways To Get Started With The SGM iPad App SGM App
Narrative Is Having A Moment In Research Circles Importance of teaching the narrative
Maryellen Moreau Recipient Of The 2014 Alice H. Garside Award By The International Dyslexia Association, Massachusetts Branch Winter / Narrative, Expository
And To Think That You Saw It On Mulberry Street Dr. Seuss
May Is Better Hearing And Speech Month Informatiional: SGM Pragmatics
UMASS Amherst Alumna Maryellen Rooney Moreau Turns Honors Thesis Into Lifelong Pursuit Maryellen Moreau
New Common Core Book And Free Lesson CCSS/SGM Materials / Lesson tie in: There’s An Owl in the Shower
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