These activities use materials from APH (American Printing House for the Blind) to extend literacy lessons for students who are blind or visually impaired.
- Demonstrate reading skills and read out loud the appropriate level story card.
- Demonstrate comprehension of the story by telling or summarizing the story out loud with the use of the lite box and associated story demonstration materials.
- Show wayfinding skills by plotting the route from the neighborhood to the park and pond and back to the neighborhood using Tactile Town.
- Comprehend concepts such as: writing a check, depositing and cashing a check, and using an ATM machine with a debit card while using Money Talks Software, the Signature Guide, and Money Handling and Budgeting book.
- Understand basic money concepts from recall with or without a Talking Calculator.
- Understand how to organize and transition papers and folders using the Transition Tote System.
- Practice number and place value using the abacus and items from Focus in Mathematics Kit.
Activities: Days 1-6
- Read “You Can Count on It!” Have the student echo read each line after listening to the teacher read.
- Students will summarize “You Can Count on It!” using silhouette figures of characters and objects from story.
- Students will route Joel and Matt’s adventure using Tactile Town.
- Using the Transition Tote system, teens will read over “Do’s and Don’ts” of social behavior in the work place, understand employers concerns and develop steps toward vocational goals.
- Practice signatures using the Signature Guide.
- Demonstrate and review how to write checks using Money Handling and Budgeting book.
- Students will describe how to open up a bank account, make deposits, withdrawals and check balances.
- Research the cost of living: apartments, houses, water, gas, car payments, insurance, food, doctor bills, and cell phone bills.
- Practice using an ATM machine while practicing the Braille.
- Make a grocery list using the Braille notebook. Estimate the cost of different foods, drinks and items.
- Role-play steps for opening a bank account, talking to a bank teller while the advocating for himself.
- Practice folding bills while setting up a wallet labeled with large print or braille.