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This is a beginning Braille letter recognition lesson
Title – Beginning Braille Letter Recognition
By – Jeanne Spira
Primary Subject – Language Arts
Grade Level – Pre-K
Concept/Topic to Teach:
- Reading letters of the Braille alphabet
- Reading readiness of the alphabet
- Reading literacy
- To learn the first two letters of the Braille alphabet
- Perkins Braille writer
- Braille paper
- worksheets for the lower case letters a and b
Anticipatory Set (Lead In):
- Oral reciting of the alphabet
- Talking about words that begin with the letters a and b
- Introduction to the Braille letters on worksheets
Step by Step Procedures:
- Student will be presented with Brailled lines of the lowercase letter a.
- Student will find the letter a on a worksheet where it has been mixed in with non-letters and a full Braille cell (all 6 Braille dots)
- Repeat steps 1 and 2 for the letter b
- Student will find the letters a and b on a worksheet with the full Braille cell scrambled in with these two letters.
- Student will read a full Braille line of each of the two letters, repeated in three sets.
- As the teacher Brailles the letters, the student will feel the letter on the paper and say what he/she is reading. (In this way the student is introduced to the Braille writer in a fun, gamelike way.)
Plan for Independent Practice:
- The student will take the worksheets home to read with the parent(s).
Assessment Based Objectives:
- Student will be able to discriminate the letters a and b in a scrambled sheet of these letters and other non-Braille letter symbols.
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