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Who was Louis Braille, and what was his famous invention? Read this passage with your French classes to explore an early French inventor. After completing the two-page reading, learners answer multiple-choice questions and a series of short answer questions. Although this article is written in English, it is still great for beginning speakers to learn about the French culture. 
In this Louis Braille vocabulary learning exercise, students respond to 5 matching and 5 fill in the blank questions. Students are also asked to write a commercial.
In this Louis Braille vocabulary worksheet, learners respond to 6 matching and 4 fill in the blank questions. Students are also asked to write a commercial.
In this world Braille day worksheet, students read or listen to a passage about Louis Braille, then match phrases, fill in the blanks, choose the correct words, unscramble words and sentences, put sentences in order, write discussion questions and conduct a survey.
Read and discuss the book A Picture Book of Louis Braille as it relates to communication, Helen Keller, and advocating for disabled individuals. Learners identify what an advocate is and explain how  Helen Keller communicated. They  build vocabulary relating to the history of Braille code and complete a deciphering code worksheet.
Young scholars study Louis Braille and the history of the Braille alphabet. They participate in an activity using the sense of touch to determine how the Braille alphabet works.
Fourth graders explore the genre of biographies. In this biographies lesson, 4th graders gain knowledge of the importance of biographies and what information they give us. Students brainstorm historical figures they want to know more about and carry out a discussion about these people.
In this New York State Testing Program English Language Arts worksheet, students listen to an article twice, then answer reading comprehension questions.  Students then use details from the article to compose an essay.
Students spell words in braille and learn how to use braille to punch out their names. In this braille lesson plan, students discuss what life would be like for a visually impaired person.
For literacy, pupils read the definitions of charts, tables, and time lines. They complete a chart about transportation, and answer 10 questions based on a time line of transportation history. This is meant to be used with 5th graders, but it is useful for other grades as well. 
In this reading comprehension worksheet, students read a selection about speech recognition software. They answer 5 multiple choice questions using information from the selection. This worksheet includes a home-school assignment.
This inventions PowerPoint includes age-appropriate text and information about what an invention is, the planning process for developing inventions, and common factors of successful inventions.  Several short biographies with text and photographs of both well-known inventors such as the Wright Brothers,and less famous inventors such as Louis Braille, provide good examples of the positive impact inventions have had on our culture.
In this codes worksheet, students investigate eight codes used in everyday life. Fourteen activities are included as well as four miscellaneous exercise.  This worksheet has great student interest.
Second graders explain the importance of individual action and character. They explain how heroes from long ago and the recent past make a difference in others' lives.
Students consider the senses. In this sight and touch lesson, students discover what it is like to function like a person who is blind. They work in groups and individually on various activities to experience this condition. This lesson includes background information.
High school freshmen search for examples of justice, kindness, peace, and tolerance in news media, and brainstorm how they can promote these attributes in their school, community, and world. Directions for a role-play activity, a vocabulary list, and cross-curriculum extensions are included.
When you have an inclusive classroom it is important to help your general education students understand their peers with disabilities. This packet provides information and activities to assist elementary-aged children in building a better grasp of what life is like for children with disabilities. Each activity and related worksheet focuses on one of several common disabilities seen in the educational community. Autism, learning disabilities, communication disorder, hearing impairment, visual impairment, and intellectual disabilities are all discussed.
In this outlining a passage worksheet, students read a nonfiction article and follow directions to write an outline using an outline template. Students write 15 answers.
Students examine the way various inventions have changed their lives. As a class, they create a timeline of the most important inventions during their lifetime and another timeline of how old they were when it was invented. Individually, they use the internet to research one inventor and write their own biography of him or her. To end the lesson, they discuss the positives and negatives of new inventions.
Turn your middle schoolers into Biographical Scene Investigators in an investigative reporting lesson plan! They identify heroic individuals selected from the provided list and keep their own evidence notebooks regarding the actions of their subject. Next, they research print and Internet sources for evidence of the subject's heroic actions.

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