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Maryland Common Core State Curriculum Frameworks for Braille

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Editor's note:  Please note that these were updated for UEB (Unified English Braille) in 2015.  See http://www.pathstoliteracy.org/resources/marylands-standards-ueb


The Maryland Common Core State Curriculum Frameworks for Braille includes Maryland Common Core State Curriculum Frameworks for Braille: Mathematics and the Maryland Common Core State Curriculum Frameworks for Braille: English/Language Arts.  The braille frameworks are based on the same Maryland Common Core Curriculum Frameworks that were adopted by the State Board and include the identified braille skills and expectations at each grade level (Prekindergarten through grade twelve) for students who read braille.  The standards provide a clear roadmap of braille instruction for teachers and parents to improve literacy skills for students who read braille. They provide higher, grade-level expectations that are aligned to the Common Core.

Files can be downloaded in Word or PDF formats:

English Language Arts Frameworks MS Word PDF

Mathematics Frameworks MS Word PDF

Appendix A: Braille, Formatting, and Tactile Graphics Alignment by Grade MS Word PDF

Braille, Formatting, and Tactile Graphics Checklists By Grade MS Word PDF

Comments

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Posted by Jessica McDowell

Posted on September 26, 2012
Updated on: December 4, 2018

Previous comments for Maryland Common Core State Curriculum Frameworks for Braille

Charlotte Cushman commented on April 5, 2017

Hi Jessica,

We love this document too and you can find the UEB version here:  http://mdk12.msde.maryland.gov/instruction/commoncore/braille/index.html

If you don't know about it, another great document is the California Braille Standards http://www.cde.ca.gov/sp/se/sr/documents/braillereadstand.pdf, which does include Kindergarten, but has not been updated to UEB.

Jessica McDowell commented on April 5, 2017

This is such a great road map and resource! The way it is organized, I am jumping around. I am wondering if there a resource that is just a more condensed list by grade level standards (needing kindergarten)? Also I hope someone updates the appendix material to UEB.