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Summer Reading Practice

Joke books are a fun and motivating way for braille students to maintain their skills over the summer holidays.
Contractions collage

Contracted Braille Reading and Writing Activities

Lessons to provide braille students with practice with single-cell whole-word contractions
Cover of Police Officer article

Silly Laws: Teachable Moments Using Critical Thinking and Writing Skills

Teachable moments allow braille students to work on critical thinking and writing skills in this example about silly laws.
Editing symbols

Using Tactile Symbols to Edit Braille Documents

Using tactile symbols to support braille students who are blind or visually impaired during the editing step of the writing process
Tree with leaves

Adapting Images for Early Learners

Ideas to adapt images using 3D images for students who do not yet know how to interpret tactile graphics
Boy riding on a train

All Aboard! Experience Book About Trains

Get ideas to make your own experience book for children who are blind, visually impaired, deafblind, low vision or with multiple disabilities!
Crayons forming the letter "B"

Creating an End-of-the Year Gift for Teachers

Try these suggestions of DIY end-of-year gifts for teachers from students with visual impairments.
Braille baseball game

Braille Baseball for Dual Media Learners

Dual media learners can match print alphabet letters to dot numbers and braille letters in this baseball-themed game.
Teacher appreciation

Operation Teacher (and Nurse!) Appreciation

Showing appreciation for teachers and nurses is a great way to incorporate braille literacy and the Expanded Core Curriculum, while also building support among team members.
paper in Perkins brailler, scribbled braille interlined with large print words which reads, once upon a time there was a castle. One day a monster came

Braille is Reading and Writing: Language Experience

Example of braille writing lesson using language experience for young dual media learner who is also ESL or ELL (English Language Learner)
Braille peg slate

Using a Peg Slate to Practice Braille Skills

Develop beginning braille literacy skills using a peg slate and other braille toys by practicing reading and writing braille letters, words, and sentences!
Braille Mother's Day Coupon

Mother's Day Coupons

Create coupons in braille in honor of Mother's Day!
Story box items for If You Give a Mouse a Cookie

Ideas for Sharing "If You Give a Mouse a Cookie" with Children Who Are Visually Impaired

Create a storybox, tactile symbols and picture symbols to make "If You Give a Mouse a Cookie" accessible to children with low vision or multiple disabilities
Boy using hundreds chart to count by tens

Tactile Hundreds Chart with Braille

Teach children with visual impairments number sense using an accessible hundreds chart with braille and a tactile grid.
Braille writing song

Braille Writing Song

Song to teach finger position to create dots on a brailler
Story box for "Are You My Mother?"

Adapting "Are You My Mother?" for Children with Multiple Disabilities

Adapting "Are You My Mother?" picture book to make it accessible to children who are blind or visually impaired, including those with multiple disabilities
Story Box for "If You Take a Mouse to School"

Adapting "If You Take a Mouse to School" for a Student with CVI

Make an early childhood book accessible to children who are blind or who have CVI (Cortical Visual Impairment) or multiple disabilities.
Polar bear book with tactile symbols

Braille and Tactile Book Adaptions

Pipe cleaner wrapped around finger

Teaching Finger Isolation to Braille Students with Additional Disabilities

Ideas to teach finger isolation skills to braille students with visual impairments and multiple disabilities
Child looking through magnifying glass

Checking My Work, I Am A Detective!

Encourage braille students to find mistakes and correct them in their writing and braille texts.

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