I use the Ashcroft's Programmed Instruction for Braille text published by Scalars Publishing, ISBN 978-0-9960353-0-9. I also use THE ABCs of BRAILLE put out by Braille Authority of America.
Ok, I see. Thank you!
There is no specific key to the assignments. Many of them have dxb files attached, so you can see the braille word lists, etc.
Do you have a KEY to the braille 'assignments'?
We're glad they're helpful, Richard! Let us know if you have any other ideas to share here.
Thank you for these great lessons. I am going to use them as part of the transition plan for my student.
These are great ideas, Anna! Thanks for sharing your suggestions.
I like to use the phrases, "There is no PDA in UEB," to explain that the strong contractions: /and, the, of, for, with/ and the /to/ and /by/ do not hug anymore. (PDA is public display of affection) I also call the omitted contractions: /dd, com, o'clock, -ation, -ally, ble, by, to, in(to)/ as the 'dead contractions'. When the kids are learning these, we create tactile tombstones and braille the contractions on labels to put on the tombstones. They keep them nearby to remind themselves these are not used. When teaching that the double d is 'dead', I make sure I say the 'double d' so the kids won't think the 'low d' is no longer used. Then when teaching about the new rule to bridge contractions, I begin humming "Bridge Over Troubled Water" to remind them /er/ can be used in 'erase' as one example.
Thanks for sharing these ideas, Joanie! The UEB rules manual can be overwhelming, so it's wonderful to have these ways to break it down for both older students and younger ones. We'd love to see some samples of what your students write!
I recently download the UEB rules manual that has over 300 pages! I would just probably pick a few rules and then have the student generate a story or sentence. For younger kids, I sometimes do a Progressive Story. They start and pick a title and braille the first sentence of the story, then I generate the second sentence and they would continue to braille it and so on. It is a lot of fun and brings smiles along with learning! Happy New Year all!
We agree that it would be great to have more lesson ideas centered on the rules of UEB, including items providing practice in subject areas. We hope you'll post your lesson ideas here or email us to share them!
Thank you. I am looking forward to the new curriculum. Hopefully soon I will be able to share I am becoming more comfortable with using UEB now.
I am just letting my student write her own meaningful things in UEB for practice. It could be a letter to someone, a story etc...
It would be nice to see more lessons centered around some of the rules in UEB. To me, the practice part is important. Possibly adding more practice to what you already have. Also, maybe have practice centered about middle school subjects... like Eng, Social Studies, Science etc...
We're so glad to know that you're using these lessons and that you find them to be helpful! We are going to be adding Duxbury files soon (with the answer key!) and we hope that those will be useful to people. Do you have any lessons you have created that you would like to share? We welcome new voices from the community!
I am using these wonderful lessons. Will there be more added? Joanie