Paths to Literacy

for students who are blind or visually impaired

Model of Literacy Lesson: Practicing Blending for Reading

matching bucket - yellow pail with different items, spoon, pencil, book

This lesson offers adaptations to make literacy practice blending sounds accessible to students who use braille.

 

 

 

 

 

What's in the Box?

Original Lesson Plan

Adapted Lesson Plan for Braille Readers

Resources

* Set of word cards (e.g. words containing sets of 1 and 2 letters – it, in, am, at, is, an

* Set of objects or pictures corresponding to the word cards, hidden in a box

* Soft toy (optional)

Resources

* Set of word cards presented in braille (e.g. words containing sets of 1 and 2 letters)

* Set of objects corresponding to the word cards hidden in a box – make a  Lucky Dip Box.

* Word board to Velcro word cards too

* Soft toy

Procedure
* Display a word card (e.g. map).
* Go through the letter recognition and blending process appropriate to the children’s development 
* Ask the toy or a child to find the object or picture in the box.
Map, pan, tap, tin, mat
 
Variation 1 (to additionally develop vocabulary)
* Attach some pictures to the whiteboard using reusable sticky pads or magnets or display some objects.
* Display a word card.
* Go through the letter recognition and blending process appropriate to the children’s development.
* Ask a child to place the word card next to the corresponding picture or object.
Procedure
* Display a word card (e.g. map).
* Place the single word card in front of the child 
* Give time for the child to read the word
* Go through the letter recognition and blending process appropriate to the child’s development 
* Ask the child to find the object in the box and to place alongside the correct word on their tray
 
Variation 1
* Display some objects on the child’s tray in front of them.
* Display a single word card on their word board
* Go through the letter recognition and blending process appropriate to the child’s development.
* Ask the child to place the word card next to the corresponding object. 

 

object tray with words in print and braille "paints" "brush"what's in box screenshot

 

blending for reading collage


 

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Posted on January 13, 2015
Updated on: February 8, 2018