Building on Patterns is a complete primary literacy program designed to teach beginning braille users all language arts — reading, writing, and spelling.

First Grade

UEB LogoAll BOP student materials are in Unified English Braille (UEB).

IMPORTANT: Download the FREE UEB Teacher Supplements for each Teacher’s Edition here.

Each student kit includes Lesson Monitoring Sheets, Assessment Check-up Forms, Student Textbook, and Worksheets Pack.

Ordering Information

Unit 1, Not Far from Home:

First Grade Unit 1 Kit

Unit 1 Teachers Edition Cover

  • Teacher’s Edition (includes Reference Volume):
  • Print: 8-78561-U1
  • Braille: 6-78561-U1

Unit 2, Going and Doing:

Unit 2 Kit

Unit 2 Teachers Edition Cover

  • Teacher’s Edition:
  • Print: 8-78461-U2
  • Braille: 6-78461-U2

Unit 3, Animal Tales:

Unit 3 Kit

Unit 3 Teachers Edition Cover

  • Teacher’s Edition:
  • Print: 8-78461-U3
  • Braille: 6-78461-U3

Unit 4, At School:

Unit 4 Kit

Unit 4 Teachers Edition Cover

  • Teacher’s Edition:
  • Print: 8-78461-U4
  • Braille: 6-78461-U4

Unit 5, This and That:

Unit 5 Kit

Unit 5 Teachers Edition Cover

  • Teacher’s Edition:
  • Print: 8-78461-U5
  • Braille: 6-78461-U5

Unit 6, More Animal Tales:

Unit 6 Kit

Unit 6 Teachers Edition Cover

  • Teacher’s Edition:
  • Print: 8-78461-U6
  • Braille: 6-78461-U6

Unit 7, Think About It!:

Unit 7 Kit

Unit 7 Teachers Edition Cover

  • Teacher’s Edition:
  • Print: 8-78461-U7
  • Braille: 6-78461-U7

Posttest Teacher’s Manual – UEB:

First Grade Posttest Teacher Manual

Posttest Consumable Set – UEB:

Posttest Consumable Set


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Building on Patterns is fun, effective, and easy to use. Cartoon image of childeren reading and playing outside.