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Teaching Reading and Writing Using Building on Patterns

Access Academy webinar banner with logo. A cropped photo shows a portion of the cover of the Building on Patterns teacher's manual. Text reads: 5/16/2023, Teaching Reading and Writing Using Building on Patterns, Hunter Summerlin. 1:00 - 2:30 PM (ET). ACVREP Credits.


May 16, 2023, 1:00pm - 2:30pm EDT


Building on Patterns is a systematic, comprehensive, and balanced literacy program designed to teach young children with visual impairments to read and write using braille. Join this webinar and explore prerequisites for braille reading, learn about the scope and sequence of content taught, and explore various components of literacy which are important for young braille readers. 


  • Hunter Summerlin, Braille Literacy Product Manager, American Printing House for the Blind

Primary Core or ECC Area

English Language Arts, Compensatory Access

Target Audience

Teachers of Students with Visual Impairments

Pre-requisite Knowledge

Braille Code

Learning Objectives

  • Identify the basic components of a Building on Patterns lesson
  • Identify prerequisites for braille instruction based on research
  • Apply components of effective literacy instruction to the Building on Patterns literacy program
  • Describe how reading is taught from a research based perspective using Building on Patterns

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