This series is being made specifically for the early emergent braille reader. Sandy thought these books were a perfect fit for the project because they have high repetition, build early success, and have lots and lots of high frequency words. The reading patterns are fairly predictable but the ending is not. They also have wonderful humor in them which will hook kids on early reading. We can get them past the struggle if the reading is fun and it keeps them guessing to the end. Each book is in 30-point font and will have stick-in braille. They will include audio sound dots that give an audio description through a Braille Access Center: Leslie Pederson Pen Friend. These fun descriptions help students who are braille users understand the humor in the pictures. For our students who are low vision, the pictures are delightful and clutter-free. Simple tactiles on each page will also add to the joy of reading. Ten books are geared to the end of kindergarten and fifteen books are designed for the beginning of first grade. More books and tactile materials will be created in the future through volunteers and the literacy team. The goal is to create a Legacy Library so we have readily available tactile materials to use in new books or other projects for students. These books will become available as completed with the target date of the beginning of the 20/21 school year. They will be available for short term loan with a Pen Friend if the school or parent does not have one.
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