BRAILLE FUNdamentals: Unified English Braille A Braille Curriculum for Students with Visual Impairments from Primary to High School Levels Shannon Darst, Ph.D. ; Edited by Margaret Edwards (2021)
BRAILLE FUNdamentals: Unified English Braille (UEB) is a comprehensive program for teaching the Braille code. The sequence for introducing the Braille configurations has been organized into 56 clusters of letters, numerals, contractions, short forms, punctuation and special signs, with specific clusters devoted to the reading and writing practice of previously learned contractions. Also included in this curriculum are a Pre-Braille Assessment, Braille Checklists and ideas for games. This program can be used with beginning Braille readers, as well as those readers who need to learn Braille when they are older.
In an effort to incorporate current best practices in teaching reading and writing, a wide variety of age-appropriate activities are included at each level. Within each cluster an extensive set of instructional materials is included, in order to provide an adequate amount of ready-made materials. BRAILLE FUNdamentals UEB is organized into 56 cluster sections in each book, and written at four levels:
Level 1 – Primary, grades K-2
Level 2 – Upper Elementary, grades 3-5
Level 3 – Middle School, grades 6-8
Level 4 – High School, grades 9-12
All lessons include the following instructional components:
• Review of 3 previous clusters • Listening activities
• Introduction of new configurations • Writing activities
• Discrimination of new configurations • Reading activities
• Literature that includes the new configurations
Braille FUNdamentals – UEB Primary Level Teacher Manual
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