Different from the SGM® Quick Start (our starter set) or the full Story Grammar Marker® Kit (geared for classroom use, grades 2-5), this Story Grammar Marker® KICK Start contains 6 vital SGM® materials that an SLP or specialist would need to “kick start” implementation of this approach across elementary grade levels and ability levels.
The Story Grammar Marker® Teacher manipulative is a hands on, multi-sensory tool for developing narrative language competence. It has colorful, meaningful, patented icons that represent the macro-structure of a story episode. Stories are the human mode of thought (Bruner) and provide a context for thinking about problems and making plans, and for sharing our thoughts, feelings, ideas, dreams, hopes, memories and beliefs in both academic and social situations. The SGM® addresses expressive and receptive language, reading comprehension, writing, pragmatics, perspective-taking, critical and creative thinking, social communication, executive functions, and self-regulation of emotions. It can be used in all tiers of intervention and instruction (MTSS).
The SGM® Manual contains the “how to,” the research base, the methodology, developmental stages of narratives, student maps, children’s literature analyses, ELL/cultural aspects, and suggested book lists. Stories for Teaching and Modeling Narrative Text Structure provides 5 stories analyzed up to the Complete Episode of narrative development for getting started with using the SGM® Approach and for quick assessment. The SGM® Stickers can be used in comprehension, writing/editing, for bookmarks and more! The Critical Thinking Triangle in Action Set has visual, kinesthetic tools with activities for deep thinking about the elements of kick-offs, feelings, plans, and mental states. The Cohesive Tie JAR-gon Set contains a creative, engaging group activity for learning how to use conjunctions to glue the elements of a story together. Each basic conjunction also contains a more complex synonym (ex. BUT and HOWEVER).
***$181.75 if each item is purchased separately
Prod. No. 03 201G
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Your student struggles with story comprehension and expression both in academic and social settings. What is the root cause for this breakdown? What is your starting point for intervention?
This Certification is the next step in the evolution of your teaching and therapy and a way to transform how you practice as a professional!
Implement the Story Grammar Marker®/Braidy the StoryBraid® Approach with fidelity…
SESSION 1: April 28, 2021, 4pm-7pm
SESSION 2: May 5, 2021, 4pm-7pm
SESSION 3: May 12, 2021, 4pm-7pm
SESSION 4: June 2, 2021, 4pm-7pm
Zoom Live Virtual Meetings
Includes: E-Book with Required Templates and Progress Monitoring Forms, Certificate: MindWing Professional Narrative Certification, 1.2 ASHA CEUs (see qualifications below)
To register, add the Certification to your cart, and check out.
To participate in this Certification you must own or have access to MindWing’s Story Grammar Marker® manual and tools or Braidy the StoryBraid® manual and tools AND answer YES to at least one of the following statements:
* Please note: MindWing Professional Narrative Certification is a newly designed virtual format to replace our previous in-person, intensive Story Grammar Marker® Certification that has been completed by more than 100 professionals in the past several years. Colleagues who have completed previous Certifications may use their special discount to join this virtual certification.
Participants will be able to…
|4:00-4:30||Introduction to Certification/Review of SGM® Approach|
|4:30-5:30||Identifying your student’s baseline narrative level using the SGM® Narrative Developmental Stages, Progress Monitoring Forms for Narrative Macrostructure and Microstructure|
|5:30-6:15||Scoring a language sample|
|6:15-7:00||Formulating narrative goals to guide intervention and facilitate thinking, academics, and social/emotional growth.|
|ONE WEEK in between Sessions 1 & 2: Participants Assess their Student and Write Goals|
|4:00-5:30||Participants present their Scored Samples and 3 Narrative Goals for their student; Discuss and Debrief as a group with feedback from presenters.|
|5:30-7:00||Analyzing children’s literature to design intervention that addresses narrative text structure, sentence, vocabulary development, and Social-Emotional Growth.|
|ONE WEEK in between Sessions 2 & 3: Participants choose a book for intervention, analyze the book for narrative macrostructure and microstructure and design the intervention based on their 3 goals for their student.|
|4:00-6:00||Participants Present their Narrative Analysis and Plan for Intervention. Discuss and Debrief as a group with feedback from presenters.|
|6:00-7:00||Monitoring students’ progress using our systematic and explicit tools to inform intervention.|
|2 WEEKS in between Sessions 3 & 4: Participants provide intervention with their student in 4 sessions; the final session with student includes the Post Assessment.|
|4:00-6:00||Participants present their Intervention and pre/post progress monitoring results.|
|6:00-6:30||Group Discusses Students’ Progress|
|6:30-7:00||Wrap-Up and Q&A|
Maryellen is the Founder and President of MindWing Concepts. After graduating from the University of Massachusetts Amherst in Communication Disorders and receiving her Master’s Degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Pennsylvania State University, she began her now 50-year professional career. She worked in several roles; school-based SLP, SLP in a home care/community-based setting, Assistant Professor, Diagnostician, and Coordinator of Intervention Curriculum and Professional Development. She created the Story Grammar Marker® and was awarded two U.S. patents. In 2011, Moreau received the Boise Peace Quilt Project Award for her work with children in the area of conflict resolution and social communication. In 2014, she received the Alice H. Garside Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Dyslexia Association, Massachusetts Branch (MABIDA) for exemplary leadership, service, or achievement in the area of helping children with dyslexia and language learning disabilities Moreau is an internationally recognized presenter.
Linda received her Master’s Degree in Speech-Language Pathology in 1981 from the University of Maryland. In 2014 she received her CAGS from American International College as a Reading Specialist. Linda has practiced in many settings, including hospital, public and private schools. She is the former Principal of the Curtis Blake Day School of the Children’s Study Home, for students with dyslexia/LLD. Linda has presented at the Massachusetts Speech-Language Hearing Association and the American Speech-Language Hearing Conventions. She also presented on the topic of “Narratives” at a learning disabilities conference in the United Arab Emirates. In her current role, Linda uses her 25+ years of experience with Story Grammar Marker®, ThemeMaker®, and MindWing’s other methodologies as a trainer, presenter, and co-author on new publications.
This program is offered for a maximum of 1.2 ASHA CEUs (12 hours, Intermediate level; Professional area). No partial credit will be provided.
ASHA CEUs will be provided by Community Rehab Associates, Inc.http://cratherapy.com/
We are very appreciative of our friends at Community Rehab Associates, Inc. (http://cratherapy.com/) for collaborating with us to provide our participants with ASHA CEUs.
ASHA CE Provider approval and use of the Brand Block does not imply endorsement of course content, specific products, or clinical procedures.
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This special bundle includes a hand picked combination of 29 Story Grammar Marker® materials and tools for the most effective implementation of this methodology whether you are teaching remotely or in person! Currently, educators are faced with remote, hybrid, and/or in-person models for teaching and providing therapy. These various “modes” of delivery created additional hurdles for all of us. How can we possibly focus on leveling the playing field for our kids, teaching grade-level content, and ensuring they have the skills needed to achieve along with their peers? As we know, the problem cannot be solved with a hack, a quick fix or a no-prep lesson. The solution must have a scope and sequence, as well as a research and evidence base. It must work seamlessly with all modes of delivery, with all students, and with all curricula.
The unique combination of materials that can be used in remote as well as in-person teaching and therapy are:
This bundle will support you in your ability to…
Prod. No. 03 502G
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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