Beginning with Braille: Firsthand Experiences with a Balanced Approach to Literacy (EPUB)
Beginning with Braille has been the go-to resource for educators teaching braille to beginning students in the United States and abroad for more than 15 years.
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Catalog Number: F-B0003-EPUB
Authors: Anna M. Swenson
The text includes creative and practical strategies for designing and delivering quality braille instruction and offers teacher-friendly suggestions for many areas, such as reading aloud to young children, selecting and making early tactile books, and teaching tactile and hand movement skills. Plus, there are tips on designing worksheets, introducing braille contractions, teaching the use of the braillewriter, and facilitating the writing process in braille. Chapters also address guidelines for individualizing instruction, the literacy needs of students with additional disabilities, and assessment of student progress in developing literacy skills.
Beginning with Braille: Firsthand Experiences with a Balanced Approach to Literacy
Foreword to the Second Edition
Foreword to the First Edition
Thoughtful Choices: A Prologue
How to Read This Book
PART 1 A Context for Instruction
1 Trends in General Education Literacy Instruction
2 Trends in Teaching Braille
3 Guidelines and Strategies for Teaching Beginning Braille
4 Assessment and Documentation
PART 2 You and Your Braille Student
5 Promoting Early Literacy: First Experiences with Reading and Writing Braille
6 An Overview of Options for Literacy Instruction
7 Teaching the Beginning Reader: Three Steps to Beginning Braille
8 The Third Step: Guided Reading
9 Beginning Reading Activities
10 Teaching the Beginning Writer
11 The Developing Writer, the Writing Process, and the Role of Technology
12 Teaching the Dual-Media Learner
13 Teaching Braille to Students with Diverse Needs
14 Case Studies: Two Beginning Braille Readers
PART 3 Beyond Instruction: Braille in the Inclusion Classroom
15 Adapting Print Materials
16 Braille Literacy for Sighted Classmates
APPENDIX A Teaching Materials
APPENDIX B Blank Record Forms and Checklists
APPENDIX C Braille Activities for Sighted Children
Product Type: Braille Learning, Reading and Writing
Authors/Editors: Anna M. Swenson
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