[Pibe-division] Contracted vs uncontracted

Brandy W branlw at sbcglobal.net
Thu Feb 18 08:13:07 CST 2010


This depends on who you talk to, but as a very bad speller and one who strugled with reading as a kid it allows the kid to learn all the spelling rules before the contractions are introduced. I honestly think the best way is to teach both together making the child write spelling words in grade 1, and learning to read both at different times. Others will disagree, but this is what I've seen work the best. Bran
Brandy Wojcik
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www.playtoachieve.com
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  Why is it more important to teach uncontracted first then contracted?  Just asking from a transcriber - future TVI point. 
   
  Lana





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  From: Tim Shaw <timandvickie at hotmail.com>
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  Sent: Wed, February 17, 2010 11:26:54 PM
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  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
            ?
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            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)



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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

            You don't have to wait for your flyer to arrive. 
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            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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            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 
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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
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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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                      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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                      ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

                      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
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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
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            visit: 14151 Farmington Road, Livonia, MI 48154
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            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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              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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            Date: Wed, 17 Feb 2010 04:31:07 +0000
            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
            To: pibe-division at nfbnet.org
            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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            Announces: 40 New Low-cost Braille Books Now Available!
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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
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            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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            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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                Date: Tuesday, February 16, 2010, 6:00 PM
                
                
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                   1. 40 New Books from Seedlings Braille Books! (Lee Truslow)
                
                
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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!
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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!
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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' 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
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