A Picture Book of Louis Braille

Teach kids about the beginnings of the Braille writing system with a lesson about Louis Braille. A series of discussion questions guide young readers though A Picture Book of Louis Braille by David A. Adler, and once they finish the discussion, individuals work on additional extension activities to reinforce what they have read.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Include in a lesson about overcoming adversity or prominent historical figures
  • Bring in some examples of the Braille alphabet or stories written in Braille
Classroom Considerations

  • References activities from other lessons in the series, as well as graphic organizers from those lessons
Pros

  • Provides links to auxiliary resources and organizations, including the American Foundation for the Blind and the Lions Club, as well as a website for additional materials about the Braille writing system
Cons

  • None