Beginning with Braille: Firsthand Experiences with a Balanced Approach to Literacy

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American Foundation for the Blind, 1999 - Education - 213 pages
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Beginning with braille provides a wealth of effective activities for promoting literacy at the early stages of braille instruction. The text includes creative and practical strategies for designing and delivering quality braille instruction and teacher-friendly suggestions for many areas such as reading aloud to young children, selecting and making early tactile books, and teaching tactile and hand movement skills. This book also includes tips on designing worksheets, introducing braille contractions, teaching the use of the braillewriter, and facilitating the writing process in braille. Chapters also address guidelines for individualizing instruction, the literacy needs of students with additional disabilities, and assessment of student progress in developing literacy skills.
 

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What ages would I recommend it too? – Twelve and up. Length? – Several day’s read. Characters? – Two case studies frequently referred to. Setting? – Teachers teaching Braille to kindergartners ... Read full review

Contents

First Experiences with
23
Chapter 5
40
Beginning Reading Activities
57
Teaching the Beginning Writer
83
The Developing Writer and the Writing Process
99
Teaching Braille to Students with Multiple Disabilities
118
Chapter 10
138
Braille Literacy for Sighted Classmates
155
References
162
Appendix A Templates for Simple Books
183
Braille Worksheets for Sighted Children
199
About the Author
214
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