Patterns: The Primary Braille Reading Program. Third Reader Level

Kit, Learning

Accession Number: 2019.9.6a-j

Summary/Description: The sixth level of 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" --verso of Teacher's Edition for pupil's text. The teacher's kit includes a pupil's text (1 basal reader) and glossary in interpoint braille, and worksheets, review worksheets, and a posttest, all in single-spaced lines of braille, and teacher's editions in standard print; APH catalog number 6-78250-00. Kit items: a-c) Far Away and Long Ago (pupil's text in 3 volumes) d) Glossary to volume 3 (in 1 volume) e) Teacher's Edition for pupil's text and worksheets (408 pages; includes 50 lesson plans and a skills index) f) Review Worksheets, Teacher's Edition (26 pages) g) Posttest, Teacher's Edition (20 pages) h-j) Worksheets (348) Two additional kit items are not in the museum holdings: pupil's Review Worksheets and Posttest. The Third Reader level introduces "the kind of content found in middle-grade reading programs." It is the final level in the series, preceded by the Readiness, Preprimer, Primer, and First Reader levels, and is color-coded gray: pupil's text and glossary have gray hard covers (cloth over book boards, with white metal cercla binding), and Teacher's Editions have gray paper covers (spiral binding for text volume; black plastic comb-binding for others). 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 version of the teacher's edition to the pupil's text was only available as a 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 Third Reader Level of Patterns: The Primary Braille Reading Program was first available for purchase in November 1983 (FY 1984). 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 the editorial director. In 2012, APH introduced a new product, Building on Patterns: Second Grade, which replaced the Third 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: 4 volumes of braille (11.5 x 12 inches); 3 volumes of standard print (11 x 9.5 inches; 11 x 8.75 inches); 3 envelopes (14.25 x 12.75 inches) containing worksheets (11 x 11.5 inches)