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Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Minspeak E-Newsletter, Issue 50
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Pixon Teaching Tip: Provide a hands-on experience to teach
the Pixon or Unity single meaning picture for “who”. Create a simple
paper mask out of a paper plate. Print out a Full Page “who” Pixon
picture, trim it and glue it to the paper plate. Add a string to wear
the mask or attach a hand-held stick to hold it. Have different people
wear the mask and have the Pixon user ask “who is it.” This activity
helps focus on both the idea of “person” and question mark, which is
featured in the picture.
Intervention Planning: Create more communication
opportunities this week to encourage your person using Minspeak to ask
“who” questions, combining “who” with an action word, (e.g., who help,
who make, who go, who come).
Teaching Materials Exchange: Celebrate Flag Day
with a book that asks 7 questions about this holiday. This books is
coded with Pixons and icon sequences from Unity®45, Unity®60, Unity®84,
Pittsburgh Language Seminar Series: There are only a few
slots open for the June 19-21 seminars which will feature presentations
by Seminar Alumni. The next seminar series will be in September
(11th-13th) and features Caroline Musselwhite as the guest speaker. All
of these seminars are provided free of charge, with meals and lodging
provided. To register, contact Renee McGough immediately at 412-885-8541
x105 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Announcements: Don’t miss out on a Great Opportunity to attend pre-conferences at the ISAAC conference. A presentation on Core Vocabulary and LAMP are features of the pre-conference schedule.