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A Process for Narrative Development (grades 2-5)

Workshop with materials - $375
Workshop without materials - $155 (must bring required 'kit')

Date: October 26, 2016
Time: 8:30am-3:30pm (workshop begins promptly at 8:30am)

How to Make a “Cold” Re-Telling “Hot!”—This highly interactive workshop will focus on narrative development, utilizing research-based methodology with Story Grammar Marker®. The methodology is rooted at the discourse level of language. Through modeling, small & large group activities, videos, lecture and demonstration, the presenter will share a researched-based methodology and patented multi-sensory materials that target the language, thinking and social skills for the classroom as well as in therapy. This methodology explicitly delineates 7 stages of narrative development in iconic form and includes the literate language features (“story sparkle”) that accompany these stages that serve to advance narrative thought and expression. Educators can use this methodology to teach narrative macrostructure & microstructure and to effectively collaborate with other professionals; both of which infl uence oral language, writing, comprehension, critical thinking and social emotional development of students.

The Critical Thinking Triangle® of the SGM® is a concrete representation of how we think, feel and plan and it is often a missing link. It is how we share our thoughts, stories and ideas in social interaction and in writing at school or work. It is also the thought process behind Theory of Mind and problem solving. The Critical Thinking Triangle® provides a hands-on way of thinking about and communicating: the “main idea” of the story, the “perspective” in the social situation and the “voice” in written expression. The presenter will also delineate assessment, data collection and progress monitoring measures for informing instruction. This approach is appropriate for children in general education as well as with those with Language Learning Disorders in a classroom and/or clinical settings.

Important Information:

$375. $350 if two or more register from the same school or school district. Please note: If you have the required kit, subtract $220 from the workshop cost.

Includes a light breakfast upon arrival, a mid morning snack and lunch. Payment is made to The Reading Institute.

7 Professional Development Points (Attend both this workshop and 'A Process for Oral Language Development' Workshop on October 25, 2016 and receive a 15 PDP certificate that meets Massachusetts teacher certification requirement for 15 PDPs related to SEI and English as a Second Language.)

Program “Kit” ($220 value) provided for each participant.

Register Early - Limited Enrollment

The Reading Institute
430 Main Street
Williamstown, MA 01267

October 11, 2016

Cancel 10 days prior to training and receive a refund minus a $50 service charge. No refund for cancellations made within 10 days of the training.

Substitutions may be made. Please notify The Reading Institute, Inc. with the name of the alternate participant in advance.

Confirmation and directions will be mailed to each participant. You are not registered unless you receive a confirmation letter.

Reservations need to be made directly with the hotels. A lodging list will be sent with your confirmation. Specify you are with The Reading Institute when making reservations. Be sure to make lodging reservations early for best selection.

Maryellen Rooney Moreau, M.Ed. CCC-SLP,
founder and president of MindWing Concepts, has had a forty year professional career that includes: school-based SLP, college professor, diagnostician at the Curtis Blake Child Development Center prior Coordinator of Intervention Curriculum and Professional Development at the Curtis Blake Day School for children with language learning disabilities. Maryellen earned her University of Massachusetts at Amherst Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communication Disorders at University of Massachusetts at Amherst and her Master’s of Education Degree in Communication Disorders at Pennsylvania State University. She designed the Story Grammar Marker® tool in 1991 and since then, has written 16 publications and developed more than 40 hands-on tools based the discourse level of language. Maryellen is an internationally recognized professional development presenter.