Paths to Literacy

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Teaching Students with Visual Impairments About the Role of Police

girl holding police letter

Last week my 3rd grade student mentioned something she had overheard on the news to the effect that police are bad. We discussed how they are being perceived as bad and that people are being mean to them. Then my 1st grade student mentioned that they (police) were being hurt. My 3rd grade student then suggested we tell them "thank you". Hence the project. 

Both students brailled their letters and my first grade student determined what textures to use in making the police badge. My 3rd grade student used the PIAF (a tactile image maker) to create a part of the image.
police officer letterstudent writing letter
student using PFAstudent using scissors to cut badge for police letter
student using glue stickstudent glueing something to the police letter
student putting together police letterstudent putting tother police letter


police collage


Common Core and Braille Standards


W.2.5  With guidance and support from adults and peers, focus on a topic and strengthen writing as needed by revising and editing.
Posted on September 17, 2015
Updated on: February 7, 2018