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Student using telescope in store.

Mia's Mix: An Integrated Approach to the ECC

Ideas to incorporate the ECC, literacy, and numeracy into an integrated series of lessons for students with visual impairments
A young braille student uses the PenFriend

Using PenFriend to Make (Formerly) Boring Flash Cards More Fun

Using a PenFriend provides auditory reinforcement to beginning braille readers to promote braille literacy.
a yellow square, slightly titled, that says "What's next?"

Adapting Creative Writing Worksheet

Guidelines to adapt a creative writing assignment for students with visual impairments
Geometric shapes lined up

CVI in Practice: Teaching Visual-Spatial Skills Using Attribute Blocks

Hands-on activity is designed to help students with CVI to develop an understanding of spatial relations to assist with writing skills.
Magnetic configurations

CVI in Practice: Spatial Configuration with Magnetic Elements

These strategies are designed to help those with CVI to develop visual-spatial relationships as a step toward writing letters.
Configuration of dots

CVI in Practice: Hands-On Strategies to Develop the Visual-Spatial Skills Related to Writing Letters

This hands-on activity is designed to provide practice for learners with CVI to develop an understanding of spatial relations
Making the letter "R" with pipe cleaners

CVI in Practice: Spatial Configuration with Symbols – Letters

Practical hands-on strategies to teach students with CVI to write letters of the alphabet
An index card box to hold word cards

Memorization Fun: A Sentence-Building Activity

Activity to promote braille literacy through memorizing vocabulary and building sentences
The box cover for The Game of Things

Adapting The Game of Things for a Braille Student

Adapting The Game of Things as a braille writing activity adds motivation and fun!
Stone soup with props and additional materials

Collaborative Unit Using 3-D Storybooks

3-D storytelling with props can be a helpful way to improve reading comprehension, fine motor skills, vocabulary, and braille literacy.
Grass caterpillar

Grass Sock Caterpillar: Incorporating Literacy Into a Science Project

In this hands-on activity, students who are blind and visually impaired learn about seeds in a science project, while also incorporating reading and writing to develop braille literacy skills.
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
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!
Braille writing song

Braille Writing Song

Song to teach finger position to create dots on a brailler
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.
Self-writing checklist for braille writers screenshot

Writing Self-Check for Braille Students

This strategy teaches braille students to check their writing to discover and correct their mistakes.

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