Welcome to Paths to Literacy! We're so glad you're here. There is LOTS to explore on this site and we know that it can be an overwhelming amount of information. Here are some tips and FAQs to help you get started.
- Signing up for the newsletter
- Why should I register on the site?
- How can I share an idea?
- What's the best way to find something on the website?
- Browsing the site
- Secondary topics
- Landing pages
- Literacy Tip Sheets
- Do you have any microsites on Paths to Literacy?
- May I reprint materials from this website?
- Are you on social media?
- What should I do if I find a mistake or a broken link on the site?
We invite you to sign up for our free newsletter that goes out several times each month. We try to offer a range of content, including ideas for early childhood, braille readers, students with CVI, and more. We also share news and upcoming events in the field. Sign up now!
You are required to register on the site if you would like to post an idea to share, such as a strategy or blog. Otherwise, there is no need to register and the content is freely available to anyone who visits the site.
We welcome your ideas! Whether you are a family member, a new TVI or a veteran teacher, we know you have something that others would love to hear about. This might be a lesson you have tried that was especially successful, a game or activity you tried at home, or a way that you have incorporated literacy into an O & M lesson. We offer two Professional Development Activity Credits (which are not ACVREP-approved) for each original idea that is submitted.
The best way to share an idea is to email us. We can help you to formulate your idea and offer suggestions to make your idea accessible to as large an audience as possible. We need to have at least one copyright-free image for every post, and if a child is shown, we need to have a permission form signed by the parents or guardian.
You can search or browse the site. If you search, you can type anything into the search bar at the top right corner of the page.
There are also many secondary topics! We invite you to explore this list.
- Active Learning
- Assistive Technology
- Autism Spectrum
- Early Childhood
- Story Boxes
- Expanded Core Curriculum
- Experience Books
- Spanish - Español
- Holidays and Seasons
- Listening Skills
- Low Vision
- Tactile Skills
- Tips for TVIs
- Getting Started
- Where to Go Next
- Latest Posts
We invite you to download our tip sheets on various aspects of literacy. Our current tip sheets include:
Top 10 Tips for Working with Students Who Have Multiple Disabilities and Visual Impairments
5 Tips for Writing Effective Functional Vision Assessments or Learning Media Assessment
10 Tips to Introduce Reading to a Young Child Who Is Blind or Visually Impaired
10 Things a Teacher Can Do to Improve Instruction for ELL Students
10 Tips to Prepare Your Child to Learn to Read Braille
6 Tips for Teaching Number Concepts and Math to Children with Visual Impairments
5 Tips to Make Books Accessible and Meaningful
7 Tips for Technology Needs of Academic Braille User
We have a number of microsites on Paths to Literacy, each of which is a mini website contained within a larger website. Some of these were created specifically for Paths to Literacy, some were special grant-funded projects, and others were content that existed elsewhere, but which needed to find a new home when funding or other circumstances changed. We invite you to explore each of these!
Please see our guidelines on using materials from this site.
Please let us know if you find a mistake or a broken link! We always want to be told if there is something that should be updated or corrected.