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Below are strategies posts related to Writing.



Cover of Police Officer article

Silly Laws: Teachable Moments Using Critical Thinking and Writing Skills

Teachable moments allow braille students to work on critical thinking and writing skills in this example about silly laws.
Editing symbols

Using Tactile Symbols to Edit Braille Documents

Using tactile symbols to support braille students who are blind or visually impaired during the editing step of the writing process
paper in Perkins brailler, scribbled braille interlined with large print words which reads, once upon a time there was a castle. One day a monster came

Braille is Reading and Writing: Language Experience

Example of braille writing lesson using language experience for young dual media learner who is also ESL or ELL (English Language Learner)
Braille peg slate

Using a Peg Slate to Practice Braille Skills

Develop beginning braille literacy skills using a peg slate and other braille toys by practicing reading and writing braille letters, words, and sentences!
Braille Mother's Day Coupon

Mother's Day Coupons

Create coupons in braille in honor of Mother's Day!
Braille writing song

Braille Writing Song

Song to teach finger position to create dots on a brailler
Child looking through magnifying glass

Checking My Work, I Am A Detective!

Encourage braille students to find mistakes and correct them in their writing and braille texts.
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Writing Self-Check for Braille Students

This strategy teaches braille students to check their writing to discover and correct their mistakes.
Student drawing a thank you note

Writing a Thank You Letter

Teaching students to write thank-you notes gives them a chance to practice braille or print skills, as well as developing social skills.
Textured bunny picture

Alternate Solution to Coloring for Children with Low Vision

Textured materials and collage offer an alternate way for students with low vision to participate in coloring or other art activities.
Student returning carriage on braille writer

Establishing Good Habits on the Braillewriter

Video demonstration of beginning braille students learning to move carriage and space down
A girl tries touching the peanut butter

Tactile Exploration of Food Textures

Exploring different food textures can be a fun way to expose students with visual impairments to a variety of tactile experience.
braille writer

Providing Wrist Support for Braille Writer

Tips to provide wrist support to a child using a braillewriter
girl writing on lined paper

Letting the Student Lead

Letting students who are dual media or braille learners take the lead in a lesson or project often helps them to be more motivated, while also making it more meaningful.
Tactile quilt with imaginary animals

Tactile Quilt with Fish and Birds

Students who are blind or visually impaired work on braille literacy, while also creating tactile quilt squares, in this interdisciplinary activity.
worksheet example with lines and dots

Working with Classroom Teachers to Serve Students with Visual Impairments

Tips on negotiating with a classroom teacher to adapt worksheets for a student who is visually impaired
group posing for camera

Creating a Children's Book about Students with Visual Impairments

Two college students create a story about students with visual impairments.
girl holding police letter

Teaching Students with Visual Impairments About the Role of Police

Activities for students with visual impairments to learn about the role of the police
Student using braille writer

School Year Journal

Encourage your students who are blind or visually impaired to write using these school journal ideas
word family spinners

Word Family Spinners

Word family activity for beginning braille readers gives students practice recognizing patterns and developing fluency.

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