One is Fun

A Teaching Guide for Introducing Braille to Kids

by Margoie Troughton

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT
Appreciation is expressed to the National Literacy Secretariat of the Government of Canada and the Canadian National Institute for the Blind for their financial assistance for this project.
ISBN 0-9697308-0-2
Copyright 1992 by Marjorie Troughton, All rights reserved

Introduction

Grade One Braille uses raised dot patterns to represent the letters of the alphabet, punctuation marks, numbers and some composition signs which are unique to braille. Grade Two Braille adds many contractions and short form words.

The official terms used by the International Council on English Braille are Grade One Braille and Grade Two Braille. However, for variety and for ease of reading and understanding the following terms will also be used to refer to Grade One -- alphabetic or uncontracted and Grade Two may be referred to as contracted.

Thus,
GRADE ONE BRAILLE = ALPHABETIC BRAILLE = UNCONTRACTED BRAILLE
GRADE TWO BRAILLE = CONTRACTED BRAILLE

 

Chapter One - Research and Experience

Chapter Two - Literacy Activities for Preschool

Chapter Three - Learning to Read and write in Primary Grades

Chapter Four - Learn Braille Later in Life

Chapter Five - Learning Disabilities   

Chapter Six - Braille for Low Vision Students

Chapter Seven - Adult Literacy Programs

Chapter Eight - Computers and Technology

Chapter Nine - Braille Code Books

Chapter Ten - Tactile Discrimination Test