Paths to Literacy

for students who are blind or visually impaired


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Braille cell pizza twists

Braille Cell Pizza Twists

By laceyjo22
Making pizza twists is a fun way to incorporate the Expanded Core Curriculum with braille skills.
Sheperd's Pie

Functional Application of Reading and Use of Fractions: Making Shepherd's Pie

By PJ Durand
Functional application of fractions and reading to prepare Shepherd's Pie with students who are blind or visually impaired
Braille Bingo

Braille Bingo!

By Grace Gundel
Braille Bingo is a fun way for students to practice contractions and other braille skills to promote braille literacy.
100th day along with a collection of 100 things

Celebrating the 100th Day of School

By slftvi
Celebrate the 100th day of school with Kindergarten students with visual impairments, by practicing counting in this accessible math activity.
Nemo braille design

Braille Design of Nemo

By jrubino
Braille drawings help to promote braille literacy, while making practice fun and motivating!
A cookie sheet with pairs of items (socks, gloves, coins, buttons, etc.)

Can You Count in Twos?

By Kathryn Sedarati
This hands-on activity gives students who are blind or visually impaired practice counting by twos using real objects and tactile materials.
Blue and Yellow Lego Stax

Light-Up Stacking Blocks Work on Eye-Hand Coordination

By Liz Eagan
Light-up stacking blocks help students with visual impairments to work on eye-hand coordination.
two cartoon bugs, one named Obb and one named Bob

Obb and Bob Braille Practice with Nonsense Words

By Raquel Espina
This fun interactive game gives beginning braille readers practice recognizing nonsense and real words, which promotes decoding skills and reading comprehension.
a felt mouse and an empty cookie package on the cover of a book

"If You Give a Mouse a Cookie" Adaptation

By Tracy Fitch
Tactile adaptation of "If You Give a Mouse a Cookie" for braille readers.
Liam and heart book

Valentine's Day Fun for Children who are Blind and Their Siblings!

By Liamsmom
Here are some Valentine's Day activities to do with children who are blind or visually impaired and their siblings!
Picture of word cube with braille labels and braille word cards

Ready for Phonics - Making Words

By gillian703
Hands-on phonics activity for beginning braille readers and those who have additional disabilities
Pages in a pegboard book

Pegboard Books for Our Earliest Readers

By Charlotte Cushman
Pegboard books provide a way for young children who are blind or visually impaired, including those with multiple disabilities, to explore books and tactile materials.
Cover of Traffic Braille

Traffic Braille File Folder

By Samantha Zauner
Dual media learners can practice matching braille letters to print letters in this file folder game.
a flip book next to a Superman action figure

Tactile Superhero Book

By Liamsmom
Make your own braille tactile book about superheroes for children who are blind, deafblind or low vision.
Symbol for laundry detergent

Grocery Shopping Book

By Liz Eagan
Using tactile symbols to support grocery shopping with children who are blind or visually impaired, including those with additional disabilities
a student reading an evaluation on a computer screen

Student Practices Career Exploration and Self-Determination Teaching a Lesson

By Liz Eagan
Students with visual impairments can practice career exploration and self-determination in teaching a lesson to younger students.
their, there, they're

Using Frequently Confused Words Correctly

By Paths to Literacy
Practice with frequently confused words and homonyms
Modified Candy Land pieces

Adapting Candy Land for Players Who Are Blind or Deafblind

By Liamsmom
Adapt Candyland for players who are blind, low vision or deafblind! Just add braille and tactile symbols for an accessible and inclusive game.
Image of Front of Book with text "Snow, Snow, What Do You See?", a printed snowflake and two foam cut-out snowflakes. Printed text "By: ____" at bottom of front cover.  Picture of assembled and decorated snowman, complete with hat, scarf, boots and white cane.

Winter Tactile Experience Book: Snow, Snow, What Do You See?

By Juarezs
This hands-on activity gives beginning braille readers a chance to create a tactile book about winter.
Hello Kitty Braille Design

Braille Design of Hello Kitty

By jrubino
This braille design of Hello Kitty is a fun and motivating activity for the holidays or any time in the winter!