TACK-TILES® letter substitution / word
Materials needed: TACK-TILES® Braille
Systems English Braille code version.
Skills targeted: Braille code, memory,
problem solving, Braille reading, writing, grammar, spelling,
word structure, rhyming.
Setup: On a TACK-TILES® palm support
slate, write a word with TACK-TILES® that easily changes with
a single letter substitution (i.e. "cat")
Procedure: Write cat on a support slate
with TACK-TILES®. Involving the student to the greatest possible
degree, remove and replace letters so that "cat" becomes
"rat," "hat," "hot," "not,"
"net," pet," "pen," etc. This activity
delivers to the VI child the same amazement at the plasticity
of word forms that sighted children have been given for centuries.