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Using writing with symbols for literacy

Terry Johnson
Mayer-Johnson Company

This session will show you how to use Writing With Symbols on your Windows compatible computer to write stories with both pictures and text. A teacher or student types in the text of a story and Writing With Symbols places pictures above the words.

You can use Writing With Symbols for the following:

Writing With Symbols will allow you to bring your student's day into print, to share with friends and family.

Writing With Symbols also produces speech output if you have a sound card in your computer. Create your story and have it read aloud. A perfect companion during circletime tales, giving an oral presentation, or just reading a story aloud.

Writing With Symbols will allow text users to add symbols to their documents, will help teach symbol users to associate symbols with text, and allow non-speaking individuals to read their stories aloud.

The software program comes with 2,000 Rebus symbols. The Mayer-Johnson Co. Picture Communication Symbols (PCS) may also be converted to use with Writing With Symbols.


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