Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Spelling in Braille

Practice your spelling words in braille from the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry! You will need dried beans (or round cereal), glue, construction paper, and a braille chart (for each student). Write the spelling words on pieces of scrap paper and toss them into a paper lunch bag. Have each child choose one word from the bag. Tell them to keep their word a secret! Students write their word in beans, using a braille chart, by pasting them onto a piece of construction paper. Then, they trade their bean braille with a friend and try to figure out their friend's word. Remind them to keep their eyes closed and try to figure out each letter, rather than the whole word at once. They use their braille chart to help them.

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