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Spaghetti Braille Game: Dot 5 Contractions for Dual Media Learners

Dual media learners can have fun practicing dot 5 braille contractions with this spaghetti-themed file folder game!

This file folder game is designed to give dual media learners and braille students a fun way to practice the Dot 5 Braille Contractions for the following words:

  • mother
  • father
  • right 
  • time 
  • lord 
  • some 
  • day
  • part
  • name
  • know 
  • young 
  • here 
 
  • File folder
  • Adhesive braille labels
  • Velcro dots
  • Glue (glue sticks work the best)
  • Cut out the pieces and attach Velcro if desired. Several of the pieces are blank, so you can attach the braille symbols using braille labeling adhesive (I use the product from American Printing House).

*For durability you can laminate the folder and pieces (I would recommend using non-glare lamination). 

 

Preparation

  • Download and print Spaghetti Braille file folder game
  • There is a title page that can be cut out and glued to the front of the file for quick identification.  Glue the two sheets with the characters/symbols to the inside of the folder.

    • This packet also has an answer key and drumstick word cards.
  • Glue the two sheets with the characters/symbols to the inside of the folder.
  • Cut out the pieces and attach Velcro if desired. Several of the pieces are blank, so you can attach the braille symbols using braille labeling adhesive. (I use the product from American Printing House).

 

  1. After the pieces have been cut out, the student can match the written word to the corresponding braille dot numbers for dot 5 contraction.

Spaghetti with dot numbers  words on meatballs

 

2.  Complete worksheets matching dot configurations and numbers to the corresponding word.

Connecting dots worksheet  Contraction worksheet

Answer sheet

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