Patterns: The Primary Braille Reading Program. Second Reader Level

Kit, Learning

Accession Number: 2019.9.5a-k

Summary/Description: The fifth level in Patterns: The Primary Braille Reading Program, a series of instructional materials "designed to teach reading to children who will use braille as their principal learning medium." Hilda Caton, project director; Eleanor Pester, assistant project director; Eddy Jo Bradley, senior editor. "Produced pursuant to Grant No. G007500595 from the Bureau of Education for the Handicapped, U.S. Office of Education, Department of Health, Education and Welfare" --title page verso of pupil's text. The teacher's kit includes a pupil's text (1 basal reader in 3 volumes), worksheets, review worksheets, and a posttest, all in double-spaced lines of braille, except for volume 3 of the text, which is single spaced (two-sided embossing in text volumes only), and teacher's editions in standard print; APH catalog number 6-78200-00. Kit items: a-c) Old and New (pupil's text; 1982 edition) d) Teacher's Edition for pupil's text and worksheets (156 pages; includes 50 lesson plans and a skills index) e) Review Worksheets, Teacher's Edition (16 pages) f) Posttest, Teacher's Edition (15 pages; 1982 edition) g-i) Worksheets (295, unbound) j) Review Worksheets (50, unbound) k) Posttest (31 sheets, unbound) The Second Reader level "builds upon the vocabulary and skills introduced in the earlier levels of Patterns" (Readiness, Preprimer, Primer, and First Reader). It is color-coded brown: pupil's text has brown hard covers (cloth over book boards, with white metal cercla binding), and Teacher's Editions have brown paper covers and brown plastic comb-binding. Worksheets, review worksheets, and posttest sheets are packaged in white envelopes that have both print and braille labeling. Includes raised-line tactile graphics. Kit items could also be purchased separately. Braille versions of the teacher's editions were only available through separate purchase.

Author: Caton, Hilda

Collection: APH Collection

History/Provenance: Kit was transferred in 2019 to the Museum of the American Printing House for the Blind (APH) from APH Research. It had been in storage with project materials of Eleanor Pester. The Second Reader Level of Patterns: The Primary Braille Reading Program was first available for purchase in September 1982. APH Research staff responsible for the project were Hilda Caton and Eleanor Pester. Eddy Jo Bradley, who had worked with publishers Harper & Row and Scott, Foresman, was the editorial director. In 2012, APH introduced a new product, Building on Patterns: Second Grade, which replaced the Second Reader Level of Patterns.

Credit Line: APH Transfer, 2019.9

Publisher: American Printing House for the Blind

Publisher Place: Louisville, KY

Publish Date: copyright 1983

Subjects: Braille Instructional materials Printing and writing systems Reading

Physical Description: 1 kit: 3 volumes of braille (11.25 x 11 inches); 3 volumes of standard print (11 x 8.75; 11 x 9.25 inches); 3 envelopes (12.25 x 12.25 inches) of worksheets (11 x 11.5 inches); 1 envelope (12.5 x 12.25 inches) of posttest (11 x 11.5 inches); 1 envelope (14.75 x 12.75 inches) of review worksheets (11 x 11.5 inches)