The Critical Thinking Triangle® in Action! + Making Connections!


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®

  1. Kick-Off or problem, unexpected happening resulting in a change to the setting
  2. Emotions or Feelings
  3. Mental States/Thinking verbs/thought process
  4. Plans/Intentions to determine actions
  5. Cohesive Ties (conjunctions) to build complex sentence structures to communicate the story

Also included is MindWing's Autism Collection Volume 2, Making Connections!  This book focuses on the Critical Thinking Triangle® in academic and in social situations for: perspective-taking, Theory of Mind, critical thinking, pragmatics (social uses of language), inferencing and characters’ and personal motivations. It is filled with visual, explicit, research-based lessons, activities and projects revolving around kick-offs, feelings, mental states and plans in children’s literature and social situations.

This set includes:

  • 1 Guidebook containing: instructions, a learning scale protocol, reproducible maps & sentence frames, references, online teaching resources and more!
  • 1 Plastic Document Envelope
  • 4 - 8.5"x11" Critical Thinking Triangle® In Action! Student Thinking Mats
  • 60 Feelings/Emotions Cards
  • 6 Thought Bubble/Mental State Cards
  • 4 Feelings/Emotions Bookmarks (2-sided)
  • 10 Self-Adhesive Vinyl Pockets
  • 1 Beginning, Middle and End SGM® Mini-Poster
  • 1 Complete Episode SGM® Mini-Poster
  • 1 Feelings SGM® Mini-Poster
  • 1 Critical Thinking Triangle® Mini-Poster
  • 2 Popsicle Sticks
  • 4 Write-On/Wipe-Off Pens
  • Making Connections! book

Item No. 07 0101 (Kit + Making Connections!)



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