Source: Paths to Literacy
Struggling braille readers may easily become frustrated or discouraged, so it’s critical to find ways to ensure success whenever possible. Here are some strategies to promote tactile skills with struggling braille readers:
Implement a variety of tactile activities throughout the daily schedule. Students need practice not just reading braille, but also using tactile information.
- Put an article in a bag and have the student remove it and describe it – NOT tell you what it is. Ask them to think about questions, such as how much does it weigh, how long, what shape, what else might be like this, what is the purpose of the item, how is it different from yesterday’s item, etc. This is a good starter for lessons, introducing seasons of the year, special events, common knowledge, etc.
- I recall putting a boat in the bag when the movie Titanic was showing.
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