- To create a braille symbol matching activity
- To give an older student practice reviewing braille symbols while “unintentionally” making books for others
- card stock or braille paper
- cutting board
- binding machine
- binding combs
- Perkins Brailler
- Computer (Optional for creating typed title)
Here’s how the books work:
- Column one is the letter to look for.
- Column two: the student flips the pages up until the braille symbol is found in column two that matches column one.
- Column three is completed the same way as column two.
- The incorrect letters are mixed into column two or three pages. The group (the student’s one-on-one paraprofessional, the older student and I) decided not to put print on the individual pages as we thought it might be something fun for him to do with his very interested peers. By having the print on the pages, his peers would have an unfair advantage.
A wonderful part of this has been to have one student assisting with material creation for another student! The older student is a dual media learner and this activity has given her practice reviewing braille symbols, while also enjoying creating something for someone else.