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September 13 Webinar entitled:
Maryellen’s Favorite Books for Story Grammar Marker®

Maryellen Rooney Moreau, creator of SGM®, will share her most valuable books to be used for narrative development. She will touch on using SGM® with children's literature selections to work on comprehension, writing, critical thinking, problem solving, social interaction, perspective taking, theory of mind, conflict resolution, expository text, argument, close reading and text complexity.

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Maryellen’s Favorite Books ListEggbert Writing Helper FormEggbert Narrative DevelopmentCertificate of AttendanceSlides from WebinarNarrative and Expository Chart

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“It’s Not a Story Anymore!: Using Story Grammar Marker® for Expository Informational Text” — Webinar May 2017

This FREE webinar will share how the narrative icons of Story Grammar Marker® and Braidy the StoryBraid® can be applied to Expository Text Structures shown in MindWing’s ThemeMaker® tool. In honor of Better Hearing and Speech Month, Maryellen Rooney Moreau will present the ThemeMaker® methodology that she first published in 1998. It is necessary now, more than ever, to teach these expository text structures in order to: prevent the “4th (and 3rd!!) grade slump,” focus on “Argument” in the curriculum as well as adhere to the CCSS. Expository or information text is found in content area text such as: science, social studies, in current events, true fact books, text books, biographies, magazines, cookbooks, and websites.
The 7 primary expository text structures are: description, list, sequence, cause/effect, problem/solution, compare/contrast, argument/opinion/persuasion. Using informational texts and other age-appropriate resources the presenter will demonstrate the use of expository text structures for comprehension, writing and thinking. Even from very young age, expository text is essential for learning. Examples are: describing a geographical place, listing supplies for an art project, sequencing a science experiment, for driving/walking directions or for a recipe, discussing cause/effect for a science-related topic, solving problems in real life situations or for understanding problems in history and current events, comparing/contrasting real life, historic or scientific information, developing an opinion and being able to argue a point. — Download Webinar Handout“My Research” Cut-and-Fold Booklet • Text Structure Flow ChartCertificate of AttendanceThemeMaker® References

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Autism Awareness with Story Grammar Marker® — Webinar April 2017

In support of Autism Awareness Month, Maryellen Rooney Moreau, creator or Story Grammar Marker® will share in this webinar how the SGM® can be used with children along the Autism Spectrum who have social communication disorders. “‘Story-Based Intervention’” was cited as one of eleven established treatments for autism.” — Findings and Conclusions Report, National Standards Project, United States National Autism Center

The “narrative” (story) is the human mode of thought and is an integral part of social communication; it is how we share our ideas, plans, dreams, memories and beliefs in social interaction at school, home or work. The Story Grammar Marker® provides a concrete representation of the narrative episode. Narrative development, using the Story Grammar Marker® methodology with the Critical Thinking Triangle®, can help children with social communication, developmental or learning challenges to: tell their “story,” take perspective, develop Theory of Mind, become critical thinkers, build Central Coherence, solve problems, initiate conversation to establish relationships, recognize feelings through verbal and nonverbal cues, infer, make plans and improve writing with cohesion. Children with ASD often have trouble expressing personal event narratives as well as using feeling/thinking/planning words. — Download Webinar SlidesDownload Webinar Handout

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The Story Grammar Marker®: 2 Key Things That Set It Apart

In honor of the 25th anniversary of the creation of the Story Grammar Marker®, this FREE Webinar shares 2 key aspects of the SGM® tool and methodology that make it unique. These 2 aspects have always - and continue to - set SGM apart from any other narrative development tool, graphic organizer or icon based materials. Maryellen Moreau, M.Ed. CCC-SLP, creator of the Story Grammar Marker®, takes a microscope to and explains these 2 key elements, the Critical Thinking Triangle® and the Sequence of Narrative Development Stages, both of which are integral to the SGM® methodology.

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5 Elements of the Critical Thinking Triangle® in Action!

This FREE 30-minute webinar was designed to delve in deeply to the Critical Thinking Triangle®, which is the crux of the Story Grammar Marker®. Maryellen Rooney Moreau, creator of the SGM®, is presenting. The focus is on the 5 elements of the Critical Thinking Triangle®: kick-offs, feelings, mental states, plans and causal cohesion. Maryellen will show how the Critical Thinking Triangle® can be used with children’s literature for deepening narrative thought and improving classroom discourse, re-telling, thought process development, planning, understanding emotions and inference generation. It will showcase MindWing Concepts’ new manipulative The Critical Thinking Triangle® In Action! Click here to learn more about this new tool.

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Demo Lesson for Critical Thinking Triangle® with 2nd Graders

This video contains Maryellen Rooney Moreau doing a demonstration lesson using MindWing Concepts’ NEW manipulative The Critical Thinking Triangle® In Action! and the book "Those Shoes" with three second grade boys. Thinking verbs, thought processes, kick offs, feelings and plans are all discussed. It is a companion demo lesson for the Webinar: 5 Elements of the Critical Thinking Triangle® in Action! In this demonstration lesson, Maryellen and the boys are using MindWing Concepts’ new manipulative The Critical Thinking Triangle® In Action! Click here to learn more about this new tool. — Video Handout  •  Video Wrap-Up

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