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Below are strategies posts related to Writing.

A girl tries touching the peanut butter

Tactile Exploration of Food Textures

Exploring different food textures can be a fun way to expose students with visual impairments to a variety of tactile experience.
braille writer

Providing Wrist Support for Braille Writer

Tips to provide wrist support to a child using a braillewriter
girl writing on lined paper

Letting the Student Lead

Letting students who are dual media or braille learners take the lead in a lesson or project often helps them to be more motivated, while also making it more meaningful.
Tactile quilt with imaginary animals

Tactile Quilt with Fish and Birds

Students who are blind or visually impaired work on braille literacy, while also creating tactile quilt squares, in this interdisciplinary activity.
worksheet example with lines and dots

Working with Classroom Teachers to Serve Students with Visual Impairments

Tips on negotiating with a classroom teacher to adapt worksheets for a student who is visually impaired
group posing for camera

Creating a Children's Book about Students with Visual Impairments

Two college students create a story about students with visual impairments.
girl holding police letter

Teaching Students with Visual Impairments About the Role of Police

Activities for students with visual impairments to learn about the role of the police
Student using braille writer

School Year Journal

Encourage your students who are blind or visually impaired to write using these school journal ideas
word family spinners

Word Family Spinners

Word family activity for beginning braille readers gives students practice recognizing patterns and developing fluency.
don't eat the cookies sign

Clay Fortune Cookies

This project combines literacy, art, and creativity for students who are blind or visually impaired, including those with multiple disabilities.
creatures braille design collage

Braille Designs: Creatures

Use braille to create these creatures with students who are visually impaired!
spiderman cover page

Spiderman-Themed Braille Book

This book was created by a preschool braille student, using tactile illustrations.
snow braille book collage

Braille Book About Snow

Create a tactile book about snow for children with visual impairments using this craft version of "snow"
car braille book title page

Car Braille Book

This car braille book was created by a preschool student and is a great example of emergent literacy for children with visual impairments.
image of girl's hands reading a braille page

Persuasive Writing and the Importance of Braille

Writing persuasive friendly letter to student losing sight about benefits of braille.
proofreaders marks

Making Proofreaders' Marks Accessible to Students with Visual Impairments

Tips on making proofreaders' marks accessible to those who are blind or visually impaired
Linda Hoyt

Alphaboxes Graphic Organizer

Lesson to teach students with visual impairments to use a graphic organizer
bananagrams and appletters

Adapting Word Games for Students with Visual Impairments

This activity adapts games like Bananagrams and Appletters for children who are blind or visually impaired.
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Teaching Punctuation and Writing Conventions to Students with Visual Impairments

This classroom lesson focuses on on-going writing lessons aimed at improving writing conventions as well as other skills for students with visual impairments.
Boy using a cane

O&M and Explanatory Text

Students will utilize proper sentence structure, grammar usage, punctuation, and spelling through this O&M and Explanatory Text.