[nobe-l] help with literacy research

Matthew D. Friend matthew.d.friend at gmail.com
Wed Mar 11 14:33:48 UTC 2009

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    Instructional Strategies for Braille Literacy.
    Wormsley, Diane P., Ed.; D'Andrea, Frances Mary, Ed.
    472 pp.
Publication Date:
    Access to Information, Blindness, Braille, Elementary Secondary
Education, Emergent Literacy, Evaluation Methods, Instructional
Materials, Limited English Speaking, Literacy Education, Reading
Instruction, Student Evaluation, Teaching Methods, Technology, Visual
Impairments, Writing Instruction, Elementary Secondary Education
    This collection of readings is intended to provide teachers of
children who are blind or visually impaired with guidelines and
strategies for teaching the reading and writing of braille. The eight
chapters are: (1) "Braille as the Primary Literacy Medium: General
Guidelines and Strategies" (Diane P. Wormsley); (2) "Fostering
Emergent Literacy" (Wormsley); (3) "Learning To Read, Reading To
Learn: Teaching Braille Reading and Writing" (Wormsley); (4) "Making
the Transition from Print to Braille" (Frances Mary D'Andrea); (5)
"Teaching Braille to Students with Special Needs" (D'Andrea); (6)
"Teaching Braille Reading and Writing to Students Who Speak English as
a Second Language" (Madeline Milian); (7) "Assessing the Literacy
Skills of Student Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired" (Carol Ann
Layton); and (8) "Access to Information: Technology and Braille"
(D'Andrea and Kitch Barnicle). Individual chapters usually include
appendices containing relevant forms and other resources. Included are
reprints of seven articles on determining the appropriate reading
medium, developing a Braille club, teaching specific concepts to
visually handicapped students, the experiences of a mother and her
blind child with reading, an integrated literacy curriculum with
beginning braille readers, a process approach to teaching braille, and
teaching braille to students with low vision. An extensive resource
section lists books, magazines, braille curriculum materials, teaching
materials, braille transcription services, and assessment materials.
It also lists resources for teaching braille to students who are
bilingual or learning English as a second language, national
organizations, and technology resources. (Individual chapters contain
references.) (DB)
Number of Pages:
Intended Audience:
    Practitioners; Teachers
Publication Type:
    Books; Guides - Non-Classroom; Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs
    Not available from ERIC
    American Foundation for the Blind Press, 11 Penn Plaza, Suite 300,
New York, NY 10001.
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