As my student progresses through the Building on Patterns Curriculum Kindergarten Level, I create braille reading books to send home for my student to have practice reading books.
- braille reading practice with contractions learned
- connecting the image with text
- the student can now read ‘a book’
- reading practice at home with the family
In the examples on this page, the tactile one of the two figures matches the Patterns curriculum with no punctuation nor capitalization. The one with the visual image of the wrapped present has both capitalization and punctuation, as the student is in the 1st grade and knows this is how sentences are supposed to be. To not have them trips her up.
- braille paper
- binding for book
- illustration, with materials dependent on amount of vision a student has
- Create a braille book with illustrations based on the lesson the student has been reading. These can be tactile or visual or both.
- Have the student read the book through in school.
- Send the book home for additional practice.
- Invite the student to help to create the books.
- Share with other students.
- Create a classroom library where the student can read these books for fun and review.