This is a set of 24 photos of
Braidy in various locations.
Designed for 1st grade ELL
students who had difficulty with
the difference between Where
and When for the setting of a
story.

Click HERE for lesson plan.

Click HERE for word wall.

Created by Ellen Weber
Posted 11/16/08
Booklet discussing the
vocabulary of basic time
concepts and how it relates to
WHEN questions / story setting.
Designed for 1st grade ELL
students who had difficulty with
the difference between Where
and When for the setting of a
story.

Created by Ellen Weber
Posted 11/16/08
Interactive book to assist
students who have difficulty with
verbal expression to describe
their story characters.

Created by Ellen Weber
Posted 11/16/08
This is a form you can use to
score a student's retelling of the
story "Paper Bag Princess". Use
as a Pre/Post-test.

Posted 3/4/09
The Braidy Program is a  
product of Mindwing
Concepts, Inc
www.mindwingconcepts.com
This link takes you to the
Mindwing page with free lesson
plans based on specific books,
all  grades.

Posted 10/15/09
This is a set of icons for Braidy's
story elements. The pictures are
scalable, so you can make them
any size you need for copying
and pasting onto worksheets,
homework pages or smart board
lessons.

Submitted by Ellen Weber
Posted 11/4/09, revised 9/4/10
A quick explanation of the icons
used for Braidy, meant to share
with parents, teachers, or the
administrator doing your
observation!

Submitted by Ellen Weber
Posted 11/4/09
Links to the Thanksgiving page
with a lesson plan for a setting
activity creating a sensory star
graph to describe the setting for
the Thanksgiving story Turk and
Runt by L. Wheeler. Especially
good for building vocabulary
and   adding details to story
telling.

Created by Ellen Weber
Posted 11/4/09
This is a PowerPoint for analysing
the story structure of "Little
Critter's Trip to the Hospital".
Good for MOID MS/HS or elem.

Created by ...  unknown ....???
Posted 11/4/09
This is a lesson plan for 1st
grade  or low level 2nd graders
for
setting. You need to have Super
Duper's "Auditory Memory for
Short Stories" fun deck for this
activity, or find yourself an
assortment of other short
stories  that tell time and place.

Created by Ellen Weber
Posted 11/5/09
Braidy Goes Techno!
CLICK HERE for a PowerPoint for
students to teach the story
elements and icons for Braidy.

CLICK HERE for a Powerpoint for
SLPs to explain how to use the
student Powerpoint. Extra
activities included.

Created by Maria Verheyn
Posted 11/7/09
Powerpoint with clues to setting
for students to guess where
Braidy is.

Created by Tiffani Hall
Posted 11/7/09
Brief Powerpoint explaining what
makes a character a character,
along with practice choosing
between two pictures as a
possible character.

Created by Tiffani Hall
Posted 11/7/09
November 2009's Link-of-the-
Month. This takes you to the
Mindwing site to download a
lesson for Clifford and the Big
Storm, as well as an interactive
poster and movable icons.

Posted 11/7/09
PowerPoint that explains the
Story Grammar Marker.

Submitted by Kelly Llerandi
Posted 1/3/10
This is a template with icons for
students to use as a book
report.  Good for helping them
gather
their thoughts for a verbal
report.

Submitted by Kim Baldwin
Posted 1/3/10
This link goes to a lesson for
embedded story,  targeting
cohesive ties and vocabulary.
Includes Book Report form for
projection on Active/Smart
board   with ELMO and crossword
puzzle
for students.

Created by Ellen Weber
Posted 1/10/10
Contributed by Jodi Codwise and
                       Jean Blonde
Posted 1/11/10
LESSONS/MATERIALS
LINKS
REFERENCE/INFO/FORMS
This handout shows how the
Braidy/SGM supports the GPS.
Good to share with administrator
who observes you.

Contributed by Julie Williams
Posted 1/15/10
This is the progress monitoring
form for 2009 - 2010 focus group.

From CCSD speech dept
Posted 1/15/10
This link takes you to the page
for The Mitten by Jan Brett.
Some  materials are general, and
some
target Braidy story elements.

Posted 1/31/10
Memory Game matching Braidy
story elements with statements
from story.

Created by Bonnie Bear
Posted 2/15/10
Braidy Board Games
This board game can be used for
any story you have worked on,
and covers all of the  story
elements from Braidy, as well as
a few other curriculum standards
and even a few phonological
awareness skills, in two different
formats:
CLICK HERE to download a file
folder game to print out.
CLICK HERE to download a
whole-class version to use on a
projector, ELMO machine or
ActivBoard.

Created by Ellen Weber
Posted 2/23/10
This is a visual aid to help
students remember what kinds of
details they can add for their
character descriptions. Also has
a worksheet.

Created by Bonnie Bear
Posted 3/15/10
This link takes you to the page
with a powerpoint for the Braidy
elements in Valentine Mice by
Bethany Roberts.

Created by Bonnie Bear
Posted 3/15/10
Print 4 per page for students to
keep in their book totes/writing
folders!

Posted 3/21/10
Great to encourage retelling of
story elements rather than
listing  events.

Contributed by Julie Williams
Posted 3/21/10
This takes you to the link at
scholastic.com for premade
activities to use on an
interactive  whiteboard. The
Character Scrapbook is great
supplement for character
description.

Shared by Ellen Adams, Media
Specialist, Fair Oaks Elem.
Posted 3/29/10
This is a link to PowerPoint about
conservation, Braidy lesson
plan,  and lots of materials.

Created by Ellen Weber
Posted 4/15/10
18 pages, contains 16 weeks of
lessons for co-teaching in Kdg,
2   lessons per week. Lots of
phonological awareness
activities.

Posted 4/30/10
This form can be used to analyse
a story for narrative and
linguistic elements. Save to your
hard drive and Open in
Windows Picture and Fax viewer
or another photo app.

Posted 8/25/10
This is two sides on one page,
giving a 0-5 rating for each
narrative element in a child's
story retell. Save to your
hard drive and open in
Windows Picture and Fax viewer
or another photo app.

Post 8/25/10
This is a flow chart to help you
assign the appropriate narrative
stage to a story sample. Save to
your hard drive and open in
Windows Picture and Fax viewer
or another photo app.

Posted 8/23/10
SGM Developmental
Checklist
Use this form to track individual
student's progress through the
narrative stages. Save to your
hard drive and open in
Windows Picture and Fax viewer
or another photo app.
CLICK HERE for page 1
CLICK HERE for page 2

Posted 8/25/
10
Camille and the Sunflowers
Braidy lessons for gr K-5 for
story  about Vincent VanGogh.
Gr.2-5  
targets perspective-taking. Also
good for  discussing bullying/
feelings.
CLICK HERE for gr 2-5

Gr K-1 targets character
description, sequential
cohesive   ties, feelings.
CLICK HERE for Kdg-1st gr

Created by Ellen Weber
Posted 9/4/10
This chart incorporates
beginning/middle/end, making
connections, and reader's
response with the use of the
Braidy icons.

Submitted by Jean Blond
Posted 10/30/10
This is an ActivBoard literacy
lesson with Braidy for the book
"It's Not Easy Being a Bunny" by
Marilyn Sadler. Targets 2nd
grade  literacy standards, but
could be
adapted to other groups.

Submitted by Katy Oubs
Posted 10/30/10
Visual organizer for using
descriptive vocabulary for story
Character, Setting, and Feelings.

Created by Allison Soncrant
Posted 12/29/10
Chart for students to search
story for vocabulary: action
words (for kick-off), feeling
words, planning words.

Created by Ellen Weber
Posted 12/29/10
This links you to the page with a
PowerPoint presentation and
lesson plan for applying Braidy
to  nonfiction/informational
writing.

Created by Ellen Weber
Posted 2/2/11
This links you to an online
activity  from Scholastic to  
create a "scrapbook" for any story
character.

Posted 4/12/11
This link takes you to the
Mindwing site where they
discuss using the Story Patch
iPad app with SGM. Includes
video you can watch.

Posted 7/31/11
This link takes you to a Braidy
lesson for 2nd grade targeting
setting details, with PPT.

Created by Ellen Weber
Posted 10/31/11
This is a typable version of the
Tracking Narrative Language
Progress form for 2011-2012.

Rubric by Gillam & Gillam 2010
Adapted 10/31/11
These are a combination of the
Braidy icons with visual cues for
the type of WH question it
relates  to.

Created by Leslie Hunter
Posted 11/4/11
Powerpoint, good for staff
training.

Created by Valerie Blackmon
Posted 11/30/11
This is a set of blank cards with
each of Braidy's icons on a card.
Add your own pictures from the
story you are working on.

Created by Ellen Weber
Posted 2/1/12
Five "rubrics" on one page, one
for each narrative assessment
for the year. Enter scores,
students can track their
progress, identify areas to
improve.

Created by Ellen Weber
Posted 2/1/12
This is a PPT template to use for
any story. You add in the
answers.  Just like the TV show!
See last slide for directions.

Submitted by Ellen Weber
Posted 4/5/12
This is a story retelling rubric
made up like a score card which
includes all of the narrative
elements.

Submitted by Andrea Kiva
Posted 10/4/12
Parent handout explaining
Braidy's narrative elements, in
English and Spanish.

Submitted by Kimberly Carroll
and Claudia Parra Emma 1/6/13
Visual organizers to understand
story characters. Originally from
The Florida Center For Reading
Research.

Posted 7/6/13
Garfield cartoons paired with
story text already marked with
the Braidy/SGM icons to help
with your lesson planning.

Submitted by Ellen Weber
Posted 3/9/14