On the Way to Literacy Handbook, 2nd Edition Second Edition

Opportunities to develop early literacy skills are important for all children. Children who have not formed a foundation of skills before entering kindergarten are at risk for later reading difficulties. During a child's earliest years, adults play a critical role, helping a child develop positive attitudes about literacy and build early literacy skills. 

On the Way to Literacy contains extensive information on selecting and reading aloud from appropriate books and providing children opportunities to use the tools for writing in braille or print.The 2nd edition of the On the Way to Literacy handbook includes: 
Information and research from the field of teaching children with visual impairments
Research regarding early literacy for typically sighted children
Recent findings of the National Early Literacy Panel

Although portions of the On the Way to Literacy handbook focus on the future braille reader, a great deal of the information is appropriate for a child who will read print. Use everyday events to support a child's learning in key areas:
  • Early communication and language -- the ability to communicate, speak and listen with understanding

  • Concepts -- understandings, formed through experience, that give meaning to language the child learns

  • Skills needed for learning through touch and for reading braille

  • Knowledge about written language -- including awareness of the ways print and braille are used, knowledge of print and braille conventions, and the relationship of letters and letter-sounds

This handbook contains extensive information on selecting and reading aloud from appropriate books and providing children opportunities to use the tools for writing in braille or print.

Opportunities to develop early literacy skills are important for all children. Although portions of the On the Way to Literacy handbook focus on the future braille reader, a great deal of the information is appropriate for a child who will read print. Approaches and activities are adaptable for older children, for those with additional disabilities, including children who may use another means of communicating, such as a symbol communication system. Appendices list additional sources of information to help readers meet each child's unique and changing needs.

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On the Way to Literacy Handbook, 2nd Edition, Braille Second Edition Catalog Number: 6-77520-00
Format: Braille

Price: $210.00


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On the Way to Literacy Handbook, 2nd Edition, Print Second Edition Catalog Number: 8-77520-00
Format: Regular Print

Price: $60.00


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Storybooks

Storybooks introduce large print, tactile illustrations, and braille. Illustrations provide opportunities to use finger and hand skills.

Recommended ages for storybooks: 2 1/2 to 5 years, except Gumdrop Tree, which is not for children under 5 years without adult supervision.


How On the Way Is Sold

The handbook and storybooks can be purchased separately or as sets. The books in the sets are grouped together for your ordering convenience, and are not sequential in terms of level of difficulty.