Paths to Literacy

for students who are blind or visually impaired

Braille Homework Sheets

Single cell contractions

I create homework sheets to go along with the braille reading homework I send home. The print sheet has both print and braille symbols on it so that if my student gets hung up reading the braille, the sheet can help the parent with identifying the braille symbol.  This particular example is from APH's Building on Patterns Kindergarten Level, but similar review sheets can be made for students at any level.

The comment page is so that the parent can write notes about the homework back to me. This is very empowering for the parents and I get GREAT feedback from them. The comments improve over time from "doing great" to "reading more fluidly now" or "self corrected the underlined words in this line".

Materials: 

  • braille review worksheets
  • print copy of braille worksheets

Procedure: 

  1. Create review worksheets in braille to send home with your student for homework.
  2. Creat a print copy for the parents or other family members to use along with the student.

Attached File(s): 

Variations: 

Any type of review sheet can be sent home for homework!  Students reading large print, or young students who are practicing finding a particular letter or contraction can be sent home. 

Braille Homework Sheets

Braille Standard

Kindergarten - Word Analysis, Fluency, and Systematic Vocabulary Development : 

K.1.15 Read simple one-syllable and high-frequency words (i.e., sight words).
K.1.15b Read simple high-frequency words in contracted braille.

Grade 1 - Word Analysis, Fluency, and Systematic Vocabulary Development: 

1.1.3 Identify letters, braille contractions, signs, words, sentences, and punctuation, as introduced in the grade one reading program.

Comments

I WANT THIS

Posted by Laura Lee

How wonderful! I will be showing this to my TVI as I want this to be done for my daughter! OMG I would actually understand what is being sent home and could help my daughter when she runs into a problem. What a wonderful idea! Want to relocate? Hehe

Homework Sheets

Posted by Candice Brown

Who'd of thought of this? Well you of course! I never send homework home as the parents can never help with it. This is one way that they can and can feel a part of the learning process. Just think how much faster the braille could be learned with the homework follow through? And, judging from the parent above, they'd not only appreciate but love to have it.

English

Posted by tenille martin

This would be great for my student.

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