Paths to Literacy

for students who are blind or visually impaired

Adapting the Daily Job Chart for Full Inclusion

A daily job chart with objects that represent each job on the pockets of a canvas backdrop

To allow for pre-readers with visual impairments to be included on all aspects of the daily job chart (independent choice, knowledge of the options and awareness of peer's choices) I pair the object with the large print and brailled description.  I use items that go with the current them (right now we are doing a construction theme) and choose one to represent each child:  Mario = the hammer;  Eddie = the pliers; Kaity = the screw driver....etc.  The children put the item that represents them in the pocket under the descriptor/representative object.  This gives them exposure to the tools in the tool box as well as the daily jobs on the chart.  

Materials: 

  • Braille and print labels for each job
  • Objects that represent each job
  • A canvas or plastic shoe storage
  • Objects that relate to the classroom's current them to represent each child
  • Hot glue

                       

Procedure: 

Glue the object that represents each job on the outside of the pocket.  Over the pocket place the braille/print label.  Choose objects that represent each child in the classroom according to the current theme.  (eg. tools, fruits/vegetables, shapes, farm animals, etc.)  Allow the children to retrieve their object from the tool box/basket and independently choose their job.  While exploring the job chart they are able to find out what their peers have chosen and can discuss their choices with them.

Variations: 

Pockets can be made to represent a schedule and the child can move his/her representative item from pocket to pocket as they go along their day.
 

job chart collage


 

Posted on August 27, 2013
Updated on: February 7, 2018