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Below are strategies posts related to Writing.



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.
don't eat the cookies sign

Clay Fortune Cookies

This project combines literacy, art, and creativity for students who are blind or visually impaired, including those with multiple disabilities.
creatures braille design collage

Braille Designs: Creatures

Use braille to create these creatures with students who are visually impaired!
spiderman cover page

Spiderman-Themed Braille Book

This book was created by a preschool braille student, using tactile illustrations.
snow braille book collage

Braille Book About Snow

Create a tactile book about snow for children with visual impairments using this craft version of "snow"
car braille book title page

Car Braille Book

This car braille book was created by a preschool student and is a great example of emergent literacy for children with visual impairments.
image of girl's hands reading a braille page

Persuasive Writing and the Importance of Braille

Writing persuasive friendly letter to student losing sight about benefits of braille.
proofreaders marks

Making Proofreaders' Marks Accessible to Students with Visual Impairments

Tips on making proofreaders' marks accessible to those who are blind or visually impaired
Linda Hoyt

Alphaboxes Graphic Organizer

Lesson to teach students with visual impairments to use a graphic organizer
bananagrams and appletters

Adapting Word Games for Students with Visual Impairments

This activity adapts games like Bananagrams and Appletters for children who are blind or visually impaired.
punctuation marks

Teaching Punctuation and Writing Conventions to Students with Visual Impairments

This classroom lesson focuses on on-going writing lessons aimed at improving writing conventions as well as other skills for students with visual impairments.
Boy using a cane

O&M and Explanatory Text

Students will utilize proper sentence structure, grammar usage, punctuation, and spelling through this O&M and Explanatory Text.
talking typer

Talking Typer Tracking Forms

Tracking forms to go along with the Talking Typer to document progress with students who are visually impaired.
Sentences with prepositional phrases

Learning Prepositional Phrases through O&M

This activity for students with visual impairments incorporates writing and the use of prepositional phrases
Toothbrush painting example

Electric Toothbrush Painting

A vibrating toothbrush provides sensory input for children with multiple disabilities before performing fine motor tasks, such as drawing or writing.
Mother's Day Collage

Mother's Day Activity

These writing activities are a great way for students who are blind or visually impaired to honor Mother's Day!
question cards reading 'why?' 'identify' and 'minerals'

Question Cards

This activity is designed to help students who are autistic, including those with visual impairments or multiple disabilities, to develop their critical thinking skills.
Girl using brailler to write about the project she made with twigs and paper dolls

Enrichment Activity for Beginning Braille Readers

This fun hands-on activity for young children who are blind or visually impaired includes the creation of a collage of materials from nature, and the writing of a story about it.
Ice cube painting example

Ice Cube Painting

Designed by an Occupational Therapist (OT), this activity uses a unique medium to work in and provides special sensory elements to drawing and writing for children with visual impairments or multiple disabilities.

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