Research has found that instruction in the area of Language Arts should integrate both explicit instruction and contextual experiences, whereby the teacher provides meaningful settings for learning with explicit strategies. Providing many reading and writing opportunities in the students’ literacy modes (print, Braille, or auditory) will ensure repeated opportunities to learn and practice their skills in reading and writing.
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This page provides suggestions for selecting children's books, poems or songs that relate to the unit, to familiar experiences or books that suggest new experiences the class will be encountering.
Students will not only need to learn to read braille, but to write braille as part of their literacy program. Encourage students to write about areas of interest and practice reading back what they wrote. This page provides strategies for developing braille writing skills.
Students who are blind or visually impaired will may need adaptations to access the language arts program. Literacy and reading skills are foundational skills that will allow the student to access all areas of the curriculum. This page discusses strategies for reading instruction.
Students with visual impairments need special considerations to develop strong literacy skills. This page discusses ways to increase reading efficiency for print readers as well as for braille readers.
Additional Literacy Resources
Test Ready: Plus Reading
is a test prep series that offers practice for today's standards-based assessments for grade level 3-12. This program is designed to help students practice: recalling information, constructing meaning, evaluating literary forms, interpreting fact an option, and evaluating and extending meaning.
Rogow, Sally. Language, Literacy, and Children with Special Needs. Pippin Publishing, 1997. This book focuses on the importance of supporting students with special needs so they can participate and be integrated into the educational mainstream. Rogow outlines a variety of approaches that will help teachers ensure that learning happens for everyone.
All individuals, regardless of their abilities or disabilities, have the right to an opportunity to learn to read and write in order to increase and enhance their educational opportunities, vocational success, communicative competence, self-empowerment capabilities, and independence."
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The TVI's Guide to Teaching the ECC Complete Set includes the following:
The LOTTO Cards Grab and Go Supplement includes 37 theme related unit cards along with activity suggestions that support activities within the TVI's Guide to Teaching the ECC.
On My Way File Folder Cards
Print and use these cards to represent locations the student may visit that are related to the current thematic unit. Use these with the On My Way File Folder Game outlined in the TVI's Guide to Teaching the ECC p. 27.
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