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Pizza Braille Game: Part-Word Contractions

Pizza braille game

Editor's note:  Note that "ble" contraction is no longer used in UEB.


This file folder game can be used with low vision students who are beginning to learn braille.   Dual media learners can practice part-word contractions using a pizza-themed game.  Additional worksheets are also provided.

The contractions in this game are:

  • ing
  • ed
  • er
  • ar
  • ow
  • ble
  • gh
  • ch
  • ou
  • th
  • sh
  • st
  • wh

Materials: 

  • 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 Pizza Braille Game (PDF)
  • 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).

 

Procedure: 

In this game the players match the dot numbers to the corresponding print contraction.  The dot numbers are on slices of pepperoni that the player places on the print contraction on the piece of pizza.  Blank pieces of pepperoni are included if you want to add images of the dot configurations.  
 
 
Pizza slice with contractions in print   Slice of pizza with contractions in print  
Pieces of pepperoni with braille dot numbers on themAnswer sheet for contractions

 

Additional Worksheets

Download packet of worksheets.

 

Braille contraction worksheet  Braille contraction worksheet

 

Braille contraction worksheet  Braille contraction worksheet

 

Braille contraction worksheet

 

Braille contraction worksheet  Braille contraction worksheet

Collage of pizza braille game

Comments

Pizza Game

Posted by bridget thompson

Love this idea.
'ble' no longer used within UEB

This is a cute game and could

Posted by Janet Ulwick-Sacca

This is a cute game and could be adapted in a number of ways. I think it would be great for a classroom center for sighted classmates who want to learn braille.
I am curious to know if many people teach the braille code visually to their dual media students/low vision students? And how does it transfer to the fingers? I am doing both visual and non-visual with a teenager with RP, and it is working well with her. My dual media student learns her braille tactually.
Thanks,
Janet

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