Performance Objectives (Learning Outcomes):
The student will be able to identify braille numbers and letters.
- Teachers need to purchase Magnetic Wooden Fishing Game Toy from Amazon.
- A bowl or container to put wooden fish in.
- Braille label maker or braille stickers which are available through APH (American Printing House for the Blind)
- Please note the teacher must put the braille letters/numbers onto the fish before starting the lesson. Braille must be put on the board if the teacher wants the student to correctly find the match.
- For Closure Activity, I used a “6 cell” mini paint set and pom-poms (see images below). Anything similar will work.
- Tell student that we are going to go fishing today.
- Allow student to put the wooden fish into the bowl/container. Make sure they
are all right side up and the magnet is showing.
- Allow student to explore the fishing pole, the wooden fish, and the board. Student
needs to understand that the magnet is the front of the fish so they are holding it
- Student will take the magnet fishing pole and “fish” for one of the braille/numbers
in the bowl. Note that some students may need some guidance with getting the two magnets to connect
- Student will then feel the braille on the fish and then correctly place it in the
correct position on the board.
- Continue doing this until all fish are gone. Student and teacher can even take
turns going fishing. Allow student to confirm you (teacher) have the correct
- Allow student to make letters using the pom-poms and the 6 cell “braille cell.”
- If there was a certain letter/number the student struggled on, have them work on
- Do as many as time allows.