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Writing With Symbols Contact information: brooslinj@sps.springfield.ma.us. Writing With Symbols is a talking word processor that has picture symbols for each word that is typed. Example. The Purpose:. Writing With Symbols provides: the teacher the ability to make visuals.

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Writing with symbols contact information brooslinj@sps springfield ma us
Writing With SymbolsContact information: brooslinj@sps.springfield.ma.us


Writing with symbols contact information brooslinj sps springfield ma

Writing With Symbols is a talking word processor that has picture symbols for each word that is typed.

Example


The purpose
The Purpose: picture symbols for each word that is typed.

Writing With Symbols provides:

  • the teacher the ability to make visuals.

  • it allows students who can not read text to write using pictures.

  • it allows students to use a talking word processor


Features of wws
Features of WWS picture symbols for each word that is typed.

  • Symbol processor – each word is accompanied by a picture.

  • Talking word processor- a word processor that reads the word after you type it.

  • Making grids – a printed grid can be created using symbols and text.


Teacher created materials
Teacher Created Materials: picture symbols for each word that is typed.

Writing with Symbols enables teachers to create the following materials:

  • Picture stories

  • Comprehension questions

  • Picture strips

  • Picture directions

  • Picture schedules

  • Social Stories


Symbol processor
Symbol Processor picture symbols for each word that is typed.

  • Open the program WWS 2000.

  • From the front screen, select symbol processor.

  • You can type a sentence.


Symbol processor1
Symbol Processor picture symbols for each word that is typed.

  • You won’t get a picture symbol until you press the space bar after each word.

  • You can have more than one picture for each word.

  • You can choose the picture that you want to assign to a specific word.

    F12 changes the picture symbol.


Helpful strategies
Helpful Strategies picture symbols for each word that is typed.

  • Depending on the student, you don’t need a picture symbol for each word.

  • You don’t want to overwhelm the student with too many pictures.

  • The program remembers your F12 preferences. If you displayed the word “the” without a picture symbol, “the” will automatically be displayed without a picture.


Renaming a symbol
Renaming a symbol picture symbols for each word that is typed.

  • Sometimes you can not find a picture for a particular word. You may be able to find another picture tat is being used with another word.

  • Type the word cat.

  • Put your cursor in the word “cat”

  • Press F11. The word cat disappears and now you can type a different word.

  • Then hit the right arrow key and continue typing the rest of your sentence.


Saving new words
Saving New Words picture symbols for each word that is typed.

  • You can save the changes by going to “images” on the top of the screen and selecting “save word list changes.”

  • Select the word you want to save and click add.


Renaming a phrase
Renaming a Phrase picture symbols for each word that is typed.

  • You can use F11 to use one picture for a series of words.

  • Type dog and put the cursor in the middle of the word.

  • Press F11.

  • Now type Here is my dog Lucky.

  • The hit the right arrow key to finish writing.

  • The program can only save phrases that are 3 words long.


Setting the toolbars
Setting the Toolbars picture symbols for each word that is typed.

  • Go to “view”

  • Click on normal and additional view.

  • You can change text by changing the font, size, color, and style.

  • You can change the symbol size and color.


Settings
Settings picture symbols for each word that is typed.

  • You can change the space between symbols by

  • going to OPTIONS and clicking “space between

  • images”

  • You can make the space small, medium, or large.


Using the word processor
Using the Word Processor picture symbols for each word that is typed.

  • The second button on the main screen is for the word processor.

    It is designed for:

  • Students who write in text but need visual support

  • Students who want to use pictures to go along with their writing

  • Students who need extra help in writing


Word processor
Word Processor picture symbols for each word that is typed.

  • You can change between symbol and text modes by pressing the F10 button.

  • Using Spell checker

  • Using speech – Click on the speech icon on the toolbar


Creating a grid
Creating a Grid picture symbols for each word that is typed.

  • On main screen, click on Grids for printing

  • You have 3 choices:

  • Select new grid

  • Create grid sizes

  • Type one word in each cell


Grids
Grids picture symbols for each word that is typed.

  • Highlight the center block of cells.

  • Press CTRL + G to group them.

  • Group the top row of cells.

  • Now you can write a title or directions


Examples of grids
Examples of Grids picture symbols for each word that is typed.


Resources
Resources picture symbols for each word that is typed.

  • www.widgit.com

  • www.speakingofspeech.com

  • www.mayer-johnson.com