[Pibe-division] Contracted vs uncontracted

Sheila Amato brltrans at verizon.net
Thu Feb 18 07:59:18 CST 2010


Check out the ABC Study on this very topic. 

I just Googled it, and here are some references that you may wish to read. 

http://www.afb.org/afbpress/pubjvib.asp?docid=jvib020405 which cites the study results in an article, Perspectives: Reflections on Teaching Reading in Braille by  Anna M. Swenson

Barclay, L., D'Andrea, F. M., Erin, J., Hannan, C., Holbrook, C., Sacks, S., & Wormsley, D. (2007, December). ABC braille study: A five-year longitudinal study of literacy environments, skills, and experiences of children who are blind. Paper presented at the Getting in Touch with Literacy Conference, St. Pete Beach, FL.



File Format: Microsoft Powerpoint - View as HTML
Alphabetic Braille and Contracted Braille Study (ABC Braille Study): Results of a Longitudinal Study. Getting In Touch With Literacy ...
www.ncaer.net/.../abcbraillewormsleyGITWLPowerPointABC_no_notes.ppt -



Alphabetic Braille and Contracted Braille Study
File Format: Microsoft Word - View as HTML
Alphabetic Braille and Contracted Braille Study (ABC Braille Study). Results of a Longitudinal Study. Funded by the. American Printing House for the Blind ...
wvde.state.wv.us/vi/ABC_Braille_Study.doc - 

Dr. Charles Farnsworth did a research study on this topic as well, and it was published in RE:View 
[DOC] 
Uncontracted or contracted Braille for emergent readers: a pilot study.

Re:view | January 1, 2007 | Farnsworth, Charles, Jr.

If you go to www.afb.org, you will find more than 50 resources that discuss this topic. ... and if you check out some of the Canadian resources, you will find that it is the practice in that country to start students with uncontracted braille. 
As you start reading about this topic from the sources above, resources and references cascade like a waterfall from their reference sections. 

Happy reading!

Sheila













From: Tim Shaw 
Sent: Thursday, February 18, 2010 12:26 AM
To: pibe-division at nfbnet.org 
Subject: Re: [Pibe-division] Contracted vs uncontracted


I think uncontracted first is definetly a standard
 

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Date: Wed, 17 Feb 2010 21:07:30 -0800
Subject: Re: [Pibe-division] Contracted vs uncontracted


I teach uncontracted until they can spell.  Or have phonics or sound-symbol down.  About third grade.
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        Hi everyone,

        I just wanted to see how many people teach uncontracted exclusively before teaching contracted?  Just curious.


        Jackie Anderson

        A long journey begins with one step
        There is a literacy crisis in America.
        Only 10% of children who are blind are 
        taught to read Braille.  




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          Hello,
          ?
          I am a beginning Braille teacher.? I was wondering where can I find information about time line for braille instruction?? By the end of kindergarten, what should the a student be expected to have covered?? 

          Jackie Anderson
          ?
          A long journey begins with one step
          There is a literacy crisis in America.
          Only 10% of children who are blind are 
          taught to read Braille.??

          ?

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          New Print-Braille-&-Picture Books in Uncontracted Braille:
          ? ? Baby's Very First Touchy-Feely Book
          ? ? Clifford's Bedtime
          ? ? Let's Eat--Vamos A Comer (in English & Spanish)
          ? ? Little Quack Loves Colors

          New Print-Braille-&-Picture Books in Contracted Braille:
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          ? ? Mama's Right Here

          New Print-and-Braille Easy-Readers (no pictures):
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          ? ? American Girls: Happy Birthday, Molly!
          ? ? American Girls: Happy Birthday, Samantha!
          ? ? American Girls: Julie Tells Her Story
          ? ? American Girls: Thanks to Nicki
          ? ? Animal Rescue: Charlie the Home-Alone Kitten
          ? ? The Blind Outlaw
          ? ? Boxcar Children #25: The Amusement Park Mystery
          ? ? Boxcar Children #37: The Mystery of the Lost Village
          ? ? The Breadwinner--An Afghan Child in a War Torn Land
          ? ? Charlie Bone and the Invisible Boy
          ? ? Dear America: When Will This Cruel War Be Over?
          ? ? The Egyptian Box
          ? ? Goosebumps Horrorland #1: Revenge of the Living Dummy
          ? ? Hardy Boys #59: Night of the Werewolf
          ? ? Igraine the Brave
          ? ? The Jungle Book
          ? ? Junie B. Jones Is a Party Animal (#10)
          ? ? Junie B., First Grader: Boss of Lunch (#19)
          ? ? Junie B., First Grader: Cheater Pants (#21)
          ? ? Lady Grace Mysteries: Conspiracy
          ? ? Magic Tree House #9: Dolphins at Daybreak
          ? ? Magic Tree House #37: Dragon of the Red Dawn
          ? ? Nancy Drew and the Clue Crew: The Zoo Crew
          ? ? Robinson Crusoe (Junior Classics edition)
          ? ? A Swiftly Tilting Planet
          ? ? Three Stories from Winnie-the-Pooh
          ? ? Wayside School Is Falling Down
          ? ? The Window

          New Braille Poetry in Contracted Braille (no print or pictures):
          ? ? Where the Sidewalk Ends

          New Braille Nonfiction in Contracted Braille (no print or pictures):
          ? ? First Kids: The True Stories of All the Presidents' Children
          ? ? Growl! A Book about Bears

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          From: "Mary Willows" <mwillows at sbcglobal.net>
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          Hi Jackie:
          The Department of Education in your state should have a website where you can find the curriculum and standards frameworks for all grade levels and subject areas.  If you look at the Kindergarten level, you will see what all Kindergarteners in your state are expected to learn during the school year.  In California, the Braille standards are the same as the state standards for all students in the public school system.  If you can't find the document for your state, let me know and I can send the California standards.  At least it would be something to guide you.

          Best,

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            Sent: Tuesday, February 16, 2010 1:01 PM
            Subject: [Pibe-division] Questions about Braille instruction



                  Hello,

                  I am a beginning Braille teacher.  I was wondering where can I find information about time line for braille instruction?  By the end of kindergarten, what should the a student be expected to have covered?  

                  Jackie Anderson

                  A long journey begins with one step
                  There is a literacy crisis in America.
                  Only 10% of children who are blind are 
                  taught to read Braille.  




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                    We are very excited to announce that our 2010 
                    Catalog Update will be in the mail to you very 
                    soon, but you don't have to wait. The new books 
                    are already listed on our website and are ready to be ordered!

                    New Print-Braille-&-Picture Books in Uncontracted Braille:
                        Baby's Very First Touchy-Feely Book
                        Clifford's Bedtime
                        Let's Eat--Vamos A Comer (in English & Spanish)
                        Little Quack Loves Colors

                    New Print-Braille-&-Picture Books in Contracted Braille:
                        First Picture Nursery Rhymes
                        Mama's Right Here

                    New Print-and-Braille Easy-Readers (no pictures):
                        Caps for Sale (in uncontracted braille)
                        Barack Obama: Out of Many, One (in contracted braille)



                      New Braille Fiction in Contracted Braille
                        (no print or pictures):


                        Allie Finkle's Rules for Girls Book One: Moving Day
                        American Girls: Happy Birthday, Molly!
                        American Girls: Happy Birthday, Samantha!
                        American Girls: Julie Tells Her Story
                        American Girls: Thanks to Nicki
                        Animal Rescue: Charlie the Home-Alone Kitten
                        The Blind Outlaw
                        Boxcar Children #25: The Amusement Park Mystery
                        Boxcar Children #37: The Mystery of the Lost Village
                        The Breadwinner--An Afghan Child in a War Torn Land
                        Charlie Bone and the Invisible Boy
                        Dear America: When Will This Cruel War Be Over?
                        The Egyptian Box
                        Goosebumps Horrorland #1: Revenge of the Living Dummy
                        Hardy Boys #59: Night of the Werewolf
                        Igraine the Brave
                        The Jungle Book
                        Junie B. Jones Is a Party Animal (#10)
                        Junie B., First Grader: Boss of Lunch (#19)
                        Junie B., First Grader: Cheater Pants (#21)
                        Lady Grace Mysteries: Conspiracy
                        Magic Tree House #9: Dolphins at Daybreak
                        Magic Tree House #37: Dragon of the Red Dawn
                        Nancy Drew and the Clue Crew: The Zoo Crew
                        Robinson Crusoe (Junior Classics edition)
                        A Swiftly Tilting Planet
                        Three Stories from Winnie-the-Pooh
                        Wayside School Is Falling Down
                        The Window

                    New Braille Poetry in Contracted Braille (no print or pictures):
                        Where the Sidewalk Ends

                    New Braille Nonfiction in Contracted Braille (no print or pictures):
                        First Kids: The True Stories of All the Presidents' Children
                        Growl! A Book about Bears

                    You don't have to wait for your flyer to arrive. 
                    Check out our 1,000+ braille books right now on 
                    our accessible website: Seedlings' Online Catalog

                    For a list of the new books with authors and 
                    prices, see the What's New section.

                    To download a textfile version of Seedlings' 
                    Catalog with the new books added, please click 
                    this link: Seedlings' Catalog--Textfile Version

                    Seedlings' books are always "on sale": we sell 
                    them for only a fraction of what it costs to make 
                    them, and our prices have not been raised in 25 years!

                    "The road to knowledge begins with the turn of the page."
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                    and through this program each child can receive 2 
                    free Seedlings' books (you list 4 books from our 
                    catalog and we will send 2 of them.)

                    To register, just fill out the form on page 52 of 
                    the 2010 catalog, or better yet, fill it out 
                    online right now by clicking here: Seedlings' Book Angel Program
                    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~



                    An Easy Way To Help ... Use GoodSearch & GoodShop
                    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
                    Seedlings Braille Books for Children is a 501(c)3 
                    nonprofit organization dedicated to increasing 
                    the opportunity for literacy by providing 
                    high-quality, low-cost children's literature in 
                    braille. The services we provide are completely 
                    dependent upon the generosity of our supporters.

                    You can help in a very simple way:  you can earn 
                    money for Seedlings every time you search the 
                    internet or shop online! Just go to 
                    www.goodsearch.com and type "Seedlings" in the 
                    "Who do you GoodSearch for?" box. Be sure to 
                    bookmark the page and use it for all your searches and online shopping.

                    If you go through GoodSearch to your favorite 
                    online stores (there are over 1,000 stores ... 
                    everything from Amazon to Walgreen's), a 
                    percentage of your total will be donated to 
                    Seedlings by the vendor!  It doesn't cost you 
                    anything extra and the dollars donated to Seedlings add up quickly!

                    As always, we deeply appreciate all of your help 
                    and support! We couldn't do what we do without you!

                    With gratitute,
                    Debra J. Bonde, Director
                    Seedlings Braille Books for Children







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                    Seedlings' Website
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                    List of New Books (with authors & prices)
                      Special Projects (like our Book Angel Program)
                    GoodSearch & GoodShop
                    To Donate to Seedlings
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          Hi Jackie. I am a braille teacher of 6 years. I teach high school, so I am forwarding your letter to Mrs. Woodson, who is my braille professor at New Orleans, La. I don't think much of kindergarten is spent on braille anyway. You will be given a large braille version, if you do. Mrs. Jeri Woodson will tell you what you need to know. cindy 



          Date: Tue, 16 Feb 2010 13:01:46 -0800
          From: jackieanderson54 at yahoo.com
          To: pibe-division at nfbnet.org
          Subject: [Pibe-division] Questions about Braille instruction







          Hello,

          I am a beginning Braille teacher.  I was wondering where can I find information about time line for braille instruction?  By the end of kindergarten, what should the a student be expected to have covered?  

          Jackie Anderson

          A long journey begins with one step
          There is a literacy crisis in America.
          Only 10% of children who are blind are 
          taught to read Braille.  



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          We are very excited to announce that our 2010 
          Catalog Update will be in the mail to you very 
          soon, but you don't have to wait. The new books 
          are already listed on our website and are ready to be ordered!

          New Print-Braille-&-Picture Books in Uncontracted Braille:
              Baby's Very First Touchy-Feely Book
              Clifford's Bedtime
              Let's Eat--Vamos A Comer (in English & Spanish)
              Little Quack Loves Colors

          New Print-Braille-&-Picture Books in Contracted Braille:
              First Picture Nursery Rhymes
              Mama's Right Here

          New Print-and-Braille Easy-Readers (no pictures):
              Caps for Sale (in uncontracted braille)
              Barack Obama: Out of Many, One (in contracted braille)



            New Braille Fiction in Contracted Braille
              (no print or pictures):


              Allie Finkle's Rules for Girls Book One: Moving Day
              American Girls: Happy Birthday, Molly!
              American Girls: Happy Birthday, Samantha!
              American Girls: Julie Tells Her Story
              American Girls: Thanks to Nicki
              Animal Rescue: Charlie the Home-Alone Kitten
              The Blind Outlaw
              Boxcar Children #25: The Amusement Park Mystery
              Boxcar Children #37: The Mystery of the Lost Village
              The Breadwinner--An Afghan Child in a War Torn Land
              Charlie Bone and the Invisible Boy
              Dear America: When Will This Cruel War Be Over?
              The Egyptian Box
              Goosebumps Horrorland #1: Revenge of the Living Dummy
              Hardy Boys #59: Night of the Werewolf
              Igraine the Brave
              The Jungle Book
              Junie B. Jones Is a Party Animal (#10)
              Junie B., First Grader: Boss of Lunch (#19)
              Junie B., First Grader: Cheater Pants (#21)
              Lady Grace Mysteries: Conspiracy
              Magic Tree House #9: Dolphins at Daybreak
              Magic Tree House #37: Dragon of the Red Dawn
              Nancy Drew and the Clue Crew: The Zoo Crew
              Robinson Crusoe (Junior Classics edition)
              A Swiftly Tilting Planet
              Three Stories from Winnie-the-Pooh
              Wayside School Is Falling Down
              The Window

          New Braille Poetry in Contracted Braille (no print or pictures):
              Where the Sidewalk Ends

          New Braille Nonfiction in Contracted Braille (no print or pictures):
              First Kids: The True Stories of All the Presidents' Children
              Growl! A Book about Bears

          You don't have to wait for your flyer to arrive. 
          Check out our 1,000+ braille books right now on 
          our accessible website: Seedlings' Online Catalog

          For a list of the new books with authors and 
          prices, see the What's New section.

          To download a textfile version of Seedlings' 
          Catalog with the new books added, please click 
          this link: Seedlings' Catalog--Textfile Version

          Seedlings' books are always "on sale": we sell 
          them for only a fraction of what it costs to make 
          them, and our prices have not been raised in 25 years!

          "The road to knowledge begins with the turn of the page."
          Order some books today!
          ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~



          2010 Book Angel Program ... Register Now!
          ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

          Seedlings' Book Angel Program is open to 
          visually-impaired children who live in the US, 
          and through this program each child can receive 2 
          free Seedlings' books (you list 4 books from our 
          catalog and we will send 2 of them.)

          To register, just fill out the form on page 52 of 
          the 2010 catalog, or better yet, fill it out 
          online right now by clicking here: Seedlings' Book Angel Program
          ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~



          An Easy Way To Help ... Use GoodSearch & GoodShop
          ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
          Seedlings Braille Books for Children is a 501(c)3 
          nonprofit organization dedicated to increasing 
          the opportunity for literacy by providing 
          high-quality, low-cost children's literature in 
          braille. The services we provide are completely 
          dependent upon the generosity of our supporters.

          You can help in a very simple way:  you can earn 
          money for Seedlings every time you search the 
          internet or shop online! Just go to 
          www.goodsearch.com and type "Seedlings" in the 
          "Who do you GoodSearch for?" box. Be sure to 
          bookmark the page and use it for all your searches and online shopping.

          If you go through GoodSearch to your favorite 
          online stores (there are over 1,000 stores ... 
          everything from Amazon to Walgreen's), a 
          percentage of your total will be donated to 
          Seedlings by the vendor!  It doesn't cost you 
          anything extra and the dollars donated to Seedlings add up quickly!

          As always, we deeply appreciate all of your help 
          and support! We couldn't do what we do without you!

          With gratitute,
          Debra J. Bonde, Director
          Seedlings Braille Books for Children







          Quick Links...
          ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
          Seedlings' Website
          Seedlings' Online Catalog of Braille Books & Gift Items
          List of New Books (with authors & prices)
            Special Projects (like our Book Angel Program)
          GoodSearch & GoodShop
          To Donate to Seedlings
          ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~



          Seedlings' Contact Information
          ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
          website: www.seedlings.org
          phone: 800-777-8552
          fax: 734-427-8552
          email: info at seedlings.org
          mail: PO Box 51924, Livonia, MI 48151-5924
          visit: 14151 Farmington Road, Livonia, MI 48154
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          Date: Tue, 16 Feb 2010 22:02:50 -0600
          From: "Brandy W" <branlw at sbcglobal.net>
          To: "Professionals in Blindness Education Division List"
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          try www.tsbvi.edu they have some great info. Bran

          Brandy Wojcik
          Discovery Toys Educational Leader
          www.playtoachieve.com
          (512) 231-8697 
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            From: Jackie Anderson 
            To: pibe-division at nfbnet.org 
            Sent: Tuesday, February 16, 2010 3:01 PM
            Subject: [Pibe-division] Questions about Braille instruction



                  Hello,

                  I am a beginning Braille teacher.  I was wondering where can I find information about time line for braille instruction?  By the end of kindergarten, what should the a student be expected to have covered?  

                  Jackie Anderson

                  A long journey begins with one step
                  There is a literacy crisis in America.
                  Only 10% of children who are blind are 
                  taught to read Braille.  




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                    Seedlings' 2010 Catalog Update is ready!
                    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
                    We are very excited to announce that our 2010 
                    Catalog Update will be in the mail to you very 
                    soon, but you don't have to wait. The new books 
                    are already listed on our website and are ready to be ordered!

                    New Print-Braille-&-Picture Books in Uncontracted Braille:
                        Baby's Very First Touchy-Feely Book
                        Clifford's Bedtime
                        Let's Eat--Vamos A Comer (in English & Spanish)
                        Little Quack Loves Colors

                    New Print-Braille-&-Picture Books in Contracted Braille:
                        First Picture Nursery Rhymes
                        Mama's Right Here

                    New Print-and-Braille Easy-Readers (no pictures):
                        Caps for Sale (in uncontracted braille)
                        Barack Obama: Out of Many, One (in contracted braille)



                      New Braille Fiction in Contracted Braille
                        (no print or pictures):


                        Allie Finkle's Rules for Girls Book One: Moving Day
                        American Girls: Happy Birthday, Molly!
                        American Girls: Happy Birthday, Samantha!
                        American Girls: Julie Tells Her Story
                        American Girls: Thanks to Nicki
                        Animal Rescue: Charlie the Home-Alone Kitten
                        The Blind Outlaw
                        Boxcar Children #25: The Amusement Park Mystery
                        Boxcar Children #37: The Mystery of the Lost Village
                        The Breadwinner--An Afghan Child in a War Torn Land
                        Charlie Bone and the Invisible Boy
                        Dear America: When Will This Cruel War Be Over?
                        The Egyptian Box
                        Goosebumps Horrorland #1: Revenge of the Living Dummy
                        Hardy Boys #59: Night of the Werewolf
                        Igraine the Brave
                        The Jungle Book
                        Junie B. Jones Is a Party Animal (#10)
                        Junie B., First Grader: Boss of Lunch (#19)
                        Junie B., First Grader: Cheater Pants (#21)
                        Lady Grace Mysteries: Conspiracy
                        Magic Tree House #9: Dolphins at Daybreak
                        Magic Tree House #37: Dragon of the Red Dawn
                        Nancy Drew and the Clue Crew: The Zoo Crew
                        Robinson Crusoe (Junior Classics edition)
                        A Swiftly Tilting Planet
                        Three Stories from Winnie-the-Pooh
                        Wayside School Is Falling Down
                        The Window

                    New Braille Poetry in Contracted Braille (no print or pictures):
                        Where the Sidewalk Ends

                    New Braille Nonfiction in Contracted Braille (no print or pictures):
                        First Kids: The True Stories of All the Presidents' Children
                        Growl! A Book about Bears

                    You don't have to wait for your flyer to arrive. 
                    Check out our 1,000+ braille books right now on 
                    our accessible website: Seedlings' Online Catalog

                    For a list of the new books with authors and 
                    prices, see the What's New section.

                    To download a textfile version of Seedlings' 
                    Catalog with the new books added, please click 
                    this link: Seedlings' Catalog--Textfile Version

                    Seedlings' books are always "on sale": we sell 
                    them for only a fraction of what it costs to make 
                    them, and our prices have not been raised in 25 years!

                    "The road to knowledge begins with the turn of the page."
                    Order some books today!
                    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~



                    2010 Book Angel Program ... Register Now!
                    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

                    Seedlings' Book Angel Program is open to 
                    visually-impaired children who live in the US, 
                    and through this program each child can receive 2 
                    free Seedlings' books (you list 4 books from our 
                    catalog and we will send 2 of them.)

                    To register, just fill out the form on page 52 of 
                    the 2010 catalog, or better yet, fill it out 
                    online right now by clicking here: Seedlings' Book Angel Program
                    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~



                    An Easy Way To Help ... Use GoodSearch & GoodShop
                    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
                    Seedlings Braille Books for Children is a 501(c)3 
                    nonprofit organization dedicated to increasing 
                    the opportunity for literacy by providing 
                    high-quality, low-cost children's literature in 
                    braille. The services we provide are completely 
                    dependent upon the generosity of our supporters.

                    You can help in a very simple way:  you can earn 
                    money for Seedlings every time you search the 
                    internet or shop online! Just go to 
                    www.goodsearch.com and type "Seedlings" in the 
                    "Who do you GoodSearch for?" box. Be sure to 
                    bookmark the page and use it for all your searches and online shopping.

                    If you go through GoodSearch to your favorite 
                    online stores (there are over 1,000 stores ... 
                    everything from Amazon to Walgreen's), a 
                    percentage of your total will be donated to 
                    Seedlings by the vendor!  It doesn't cost you 
                    anything extra and the dollars donated to Seedlings add up quickly!

                    As always, we deeply appreciate all of your help 
                    and support! We couldn't do what we do without you!

                    With gratitute,
                    Debra J. Bonde, Director
                    Seedlings Braille Books for Children







                    Quick Links...
                    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
                    Seedlings' Website
                    Seedlings' Online Catalog of Braille Books & Gift Items
                    List of New Books (with authors & prices)
                      Special Projects (like our Book Angel Program)
                    GoodSearch & GoodShop
                    To Donate to Seedlings
                    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~



                    Seedlings' Contact Information
                    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
                    website: www.seedlings.org
                    phone: 800-777-8552
                    fax: 734-427-8552
                    email: info at seedlings.org
                    mail: PO Box 51924, Livonia, MI 48151-5924
                    visit: 14151 Farmington Road, Livonia, MI 48154
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          From: "Brandy W" <branlw at sbcglobal.net>
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          Yes Braille gbetter have a big part of kinder if a kid is going to be a Braille reader. Just think of us saying o I don't think print is a big part of Kinder. If it is done in print in kinder the blind child gets it in Braille. Bran
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          From: Tim Shaw <timandvickie at hotmail.com>
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          yes TSBVI can be a good source ofr ALOT of stuff.



          From: branlw at sbcglobal.net
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          Date: Tue, 16 Feb 2010 22:02:50 -0600
          Subject: Re: [Pibe-division] Questions about Braille instruction




          try www.tsbvi.edu they have some great info. Bran

          Brandy Wojcik
          Discovery Toys Educational Leader
          www.playtoachieve.com
          (512) 231-8697 

          ----- Original Message ----- 
          From: Jackie Anderson 
          To: pibe-division at nfbnet.org 
          Sent: Tuesday, February 16, 2010 3:01 PM
          Subject: [Pibe-division] Questions about Braille instruction







          Hello,

          I am a beginning Braille teacher.  I was wondering where can I find information about time line for braille instruction?  By the end of kindergarten, what should the a student be expected to have covered?  

          Jackie Anderson

          A long journey begins with one step
          There is a literacy crisis in America.
          Only 10% of children who are blind are 
          taught to read Braille.  



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          From: Lee Truslow <specialcritters at hotmail.com> (by way of David
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          To: david.andrews at nfbnet.org
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          Announces: 40 New Low-cost Braille Books Now Available!
          February 2010
          ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~





          Seedlings' 2010 Catalog Update is ready!
          ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
          We are very excited to announce that our 2010 
          Catalog Update will be in the mail to you very 
          soon, but you don't have to wait. The new books 
          are already listed on our website and are ready to be ordered!

          New Print-Braille-&-Picture Books in Uncontracted Braille:
              Baby's Very First Touchy-Feely Book
              Clifford's Bedtime
              Let's Eat--Vamos A Comer (in English & Spanish)
              Little Quack Loves Colors

          New Print-Braille-&-Picture Books in Contracted Braille:
              First Picture Nursery Rhymes
              Mama's Right Here

          New Print-and-Braille Easy-Readers (no pictures):
              Caps for Sale (in uncontracted braille)
              Barack Obama: Out of Many, One (in contracted braille)



            New Braille Fiction in Contracted Braille
              (no print or pictures):


              Allie Finkle's Rules for Girls Book One: Moving Day
              American Girls: Happy Birthday, Molly!
              American Girls: Happy Birthday, Samantha!
              American Girls: Julie Tells Her Story
              American Girls: Thanks to Nicki
              Animal Rescue: Charlie the Home-Alone Kitten
              The Blind Outlaw
              Boxcar Children #25: The Amusement Park Mystery
              Boxcar Children #37: The Mystery of the Lost Village
              The Breadwinner--An Afghan Child in a War Torn Land
              Charlie Bone and the Invisible Boy
              Dear America: When Will This Cruel War Be Over?
              The Egyptian Box
              Goosebumps Horrorland #1: Revenge of the Living Dummy
              Hardy Boys #59: Night of the Werewolf
              Igraine the Brave
              The Jungle Book
              Junie B. Jones Is a Party Animal (#10)
              Junie B., First Grader: Boss of Lunch (#19)
              Junie B., First Grader: Cheater Pants (#21)
              Lady Grace Mysteries: Conspiracy
              Magic Tree House #9: Dolphins at Daybreak
              Magic Tree House #37: Dragon of the Red Dawn
              Nancy Drew and the Clue Crew: The Zoo Crew
              Robinson Crusoe (Junior Classics edition)
              A Swiftly Tilting Planet
              Three Stories from Winnie-the-Pooh
              Wayside School Is Falling Down
              The Window

          New Braille Poetry in Contracted Braille (no print or pictures):
              Where the Sidewalk Ends

          New Braille Nonfiction in Contracted Braille (no print or pictures):
              First Kids: The True Stories of All the Presidents' Children
              Growl! A Book about Bears

          You don't have to wait for your flyer to arrive. 
          Check out our 1,000+ braille books right now on 
          our accessible website: Seedlings' Online Catalog

          For a list of the new books with authors and 
          prices, see the What's New section.

          To download a textfile version of Seedlings' 
          Catalog with the new books added, please click 
          this link: Seedlings' Catalog--Textfile Version

          Seedlings' books are always "on sale": we sell 
          them for only a fraction of what it costs to make 
          them, and our prices have not been raised in 25 years!

          "The road to knowledge begins with the turn of the page."
          Order some books today!
          ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~



          2010 Book Angel Program ... Register Now!
          ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

          Seedlings' Book Angel Program is open to 
          visually-impaired children who live in the US, 
          and through this program each child can receive 2 
          free Seedlings' books (you list 4 books from our 
          catalog and we will send 2 of them.)

          To register, just fill out the form on page 52 of 
          the 2010 catalog, or better yet, fill it out 
          online right now by clicking here: Seedlings' Book Angel Program
          ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~



          An Easy Way To Help ... Use GoodSearch & GoodShop
          ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
          Seedlings Braille Books for Children is a 501(c)3 
          nonprofit organization dedicated to increasing 
          the opportunity for literacy by providing 
          high-quality, low-cost children's literature in 
          braille. The services we provide are completely 
          dependent upon the generosity of our supporters.

          You can help in a very simple way:  you can earn 
          money for Seedlings every time you search the 
          internet or shop online! Just go to 
          www.goodsearch.com and type "Seedlings" in the 
          "Who do you GoodSearch for?" box. Be sure to 
          bookmark the page and use it for all your searches and online shopping.

          If you go through GoodSearch to your favorite 
          online stores (there are over 1,000 stores ... 
          everything from Amazon to Walgreen's), a 
          percentage of your total will be donated to 
          Seedlings by the vendor!  It doesn't cost you 
          anything extra and the dollars donated to Seedlings add up quickly!

          As always, we deeply appreciate all of your help 
          and support! We couldn't do what we do without you!

          With gratitute,
          Debra J. Bonde, Director
          Seedlings Braille Books for Children







          Quick Links...
          ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
          Seedlings' Website
          Seedlings' Online Catalog of Braille Books & Gift Items
          List of New Books (with authors & prices)
            Special Projects (like our Book Angel Program)
          GoodSearch & GoodShop
          To Donate to Seedlings
          ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~



          Seedlings' Contact Information
          ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
          website: www.seedlings.org
          phone: 800-777-8552
          fax: 734-427-8552
          email: info at seedlings.org
          mail: PO Box 51924, Livonia, MI 48151-5924
          visit: 14151 Farmington Road, Livonia, MI 48154
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          From: "Wagner, Gail Katona Y" <wagner_g at aps.edu>
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          I am confused as to your comment "I don't think much of Kindergarten is spent on braille". Well, of course it is! All the sighted children are learning how to read and write their print letters, and learning their sounds etc. So a blind student who needs braille also needs to be learning his/her letters in braille. A blind child should learn their literacy skills at the same rate as their sighted peers. The goal for braille is always to be on par with their classmates. In todays world of education, many kids are reading by the time they start first grade. Very different from 26 years ago when I first started teaching. Always aim high!
          I also agree with checking out the TSBVI website - there is a wealth of information there. 
          Welcome to the wonderful world of teaching braille!! What a joy to see fingers flying across a page.


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          To: pibe-division at nfbnet.org
          Subject: Re: [Pibe-division] Questions about Braille instruction


          Hi Jackie. I am a braille teacher of 6 years. I teach high school, so I am forwarding your letter to Mrs. Woodson, who is my braille professor at New Orleans, La. I don't think much of kindergarten is spent on braille anyway. You will be given a large braille version, if you do. Mrs. Jeri Woodson will tell you what you need to know. cindy 


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          Date: Tue, 16 Feb 2010 13:01:46 -0800
          From: jackieanderson54 at yahoo.com
          To: pibe-division at nfbnet.org
          Subject: [Pibe-division] Questions about Braille instruction



          Hello,

          I am a beginning Braille teacher.  I was wondering where can I find information about time line for braille instruction?  By the end of kindergarten, what should the a student be expected to have covered?  

          Jackie Anderson

          A long journey begins with one step
          There is a literacy crisis in America.
          Only 10% of children who are blind are 
          taught to read Braille.  




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              Subject: Pibe-division Digest, Vol 21, Issue 6
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              Seedlings Braille Books for Children
              Announces: 40 New Low-cost Braille Books Now Available!
              February 2010
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              Seedlings' 2010 Catalog Update is ready!
              ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
              We are very excited to announce that our 2010 
              Catalog Update will be in the mail to you very 
              soon, but you don't have to wait. The new books 
              are already listed on our website and are ready to be ordered!
              
              New Print-Braille-&-Picture Books in Uncontracted Braille:
                  Baby's Very First Touchy-Feely Book
                  Clifford's Bedtime
                  Let's Eat--Vamos A Comer (in English & Spanish)
                  Little Quack Loves Colors
              
              New Print-Braille-&-Picture Books in Contracted Braille:
                  First Picture Nursery Rhymes
                  Mama's Right Here
              
              New Print-and-Braille Easy-Readers (no pictures):
                  Caps for Sale (in uncontracted braille)
                  Barack Obama: Out of Many, One (in contracted braille)
              
              
              
                New Braille Fiction in Contracted Braille
                  (no print or pictures):
              
              
                  Allie Finkle's Rules for Girls Book One: Moving Day
                  American Girls: Happy Birthday, Molly!
                  American Girls: Happy Birthday, Samantha!
                  American Girls: Julie Tells Her Story
                  American Girls: Thanks to Nicki
                  Animal Rescue: Charlie the Home-Alone Kitten
                  The Blind Outlaw
                  Boxcar Children #25: The Amusement Park Mystery
                  Boxcar Children #37: The Mystery of the Lost Village
                  The Breadwinner--An Afghan Child in a War Torn Land
                  Charlie Bone and the Invisible Boy
                  Dear America: When Will This Cruel War Be Over?
                  The Egyptian Box
                  Goosebumps Horrorland #1: Revenge of the Living Dummy
                  Hardy Boys #59: Night of the Werewolf
                  Igraine the Brave
                  The Jungle Book
                  Junie B. Jones Is a Party Animal (#10)
                  Junie B., First Grader: Boss of Lunch (#19)
                  Junie B., First Grader: Cheater Pants (#21)
                  Lady Grace Mysteries: Conspiracy
                  Magic Tree House #9: Dolphins at Daybreak
                  Magic Tree House #37: Dragon of the Red Dawn
                  Nancy Drew and the Clue Crew: The Zoo Crew
                  Robinson Crusoe (Junior Classics edition)
                  A Swiftly Tilting Planet
                  Three Stories from Winnie-the-Pooh
                  Wayside School Is Falling Down
                  The Window
              
              New Braille Poetry in Contracted Braille (no print or pictures):
                  Where the Sidewalk Ends
              
              New Braille Nonfiction in Contracted Braille (no print or pictures):
                  First Kids: The True Stories of All the Presidents' Children
                  Growl! A Book about Bears
              
              You don't have to wait for your flyer to arrive. 
              Check out our 1,000+ braille books right now on 
              our accessible website: Seedlings' Online Catalog
              
              For a list of the new books with authors and 
              prices, see the What's New section.
              
              To download a textfile version of Seedlings' 
              Catalog with the new books added, please click 
              this link: Seedlings' Catalog--Textfile Version
              
              Seedlings' books are always "on sale": we sell 
              them for only a fraction of what it costs to make 
              them, and our prices have not been raised in 25 years!
              
              "The road to knowledge begins with the turn of the page."
              Order some books today!
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              2010 Book Angel Program ... Register Now!
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              Seedlings' Book Angel Program is open to 
              visually-impaired children who live in the US, 
              and through this program each child can receive 2 
              free Seedlings' books (you list 4 books from our 
              catalog and we will send 2 of them.)
              
              To register, just fill out the form on page 52 of 
              the 2010 catalog, or better yet, fill it out 
              online right now by clicking here: Seedlings' Book Angel Program
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              An Easy Way To Help ... Use GoodSearch & GoodShop
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              Seedlings Braille Books for Children is a 501(c)3 
              nonprofit organization dedicated to increasing 
              the opportunity for literacy by providing 
              high-quality, low-cost children's literature in 
              braille. The services we provide are completely 
              dependent upon the generosity of our supporters.
              
              You can help in a very simple way:  you can earn 
              money for Seedlings every time you search the 
              internet or shop online! Just go to 
              www.goodsearch.com and type "Seedlings" in the 
              "Who do you GoodSearch for?" box. Be sure to 
              bookmark the page and use it for all your searches and online shopping.
              
              If you go through GoodSearch to your favorite 
              online stores (there are over 1,000 stores ... 
              everything from Amazon to Walgreen's), a 
              percentage of your total will be donated to 
              Seedlings by the vendor!  It doesn't cost you 
              anything extra and the dollars donated to Seedlings add up quickly!
              
              As always, we deeply appreciate all of your help 
              and support! We couldn't do what we do without you!
              
              With gratitute,
              Debra J. Bonde, Director
              Seedlings Braille Books for Children
              
              
              
              
              
              
              
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              Seedlings' Online Catalog of Braille Books & Gift Items
              List of New Books (with authors & prices)
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              To Donate to Seedlings
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