This Deepening Discourse and Thought Manual and the Discourse and Thought Development Chart combine to provide a roadmap for a literary journey through a an exemplar text, a children’s picture book entitled Those Shoes by Maribeth Boelts. This storybook serves as an example of all that can be harvested from quality children’s literature to provide lessons, interventions and therapy with students in the areas of academics and social communication.
The Story Grammar Marker® (SGM®) and its Narrative Developmental Sequence—as well as the Expository Text Structures of the ThemeMaker®—form the cornerstone of the Discourse and Thought Development Chart. The Chart serves as an organizational structure for lessons throughout this manual.
Our purpose is to show deepening use of the Story Grammar Marker® as students acquire competency through modeling and dialogic reading of quality literature. In addition to these companion materials, Narrative and Expository Text mini re-useable stickers and mini-magnets for engaging students in oral and written discourse, and a Critical Thinking Triangle® Mini Poster.
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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 include 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); the DRIP-EY Diagnostic Record & Intervention Plan Set (For Deaf or Hard of Hearing) or Refill Pack; and The Essential SGM® (for colleges and university programs). These preceding products may be ordered separately if needed. The Ultimate Collection also does not include the SGM® iPad App, which must be purchased in the iPAD APP STORE.
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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.
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Also Misspelled as Theme Maker
Jump right into using the icons of the Story Grammar Marker® to tackle expository (information) text. The ThemeMaker® Manual explore the 7 expository text structures of description, list, sequence, cause/effect, problem/solution, compare/contrast and persuasion/argument. The ThemeMaker® Student Tool contains the SGM® Complete Episode, the Critical Thinking Triangle®, the 7 Expository Text Structures and Inferencing. To make text structures and their contents visible to learners, use our NEW SGM® Mini Magnet Set.