Patterns: The Primary Braille Spelling and English Program. Level A

Kit, Learning

Accession Number: 2019.9.13a-j

Summary/Description: Level A is the first level in a sequential program "designed to teach language skills to primary grade students who will use braille as their primary writing medium." Hilda Caton, project director; Eleanor Pester, assistant project director; Eddy Jo Bradley, senior editor; Eric P. Hamp, linguistics editor. "Produced pursuant to Grant No. G008430056 from the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs" --title page verso of pupil's text. Kit includes pupil's texts (1 booklet and 2 books), worksheets, and posttests, all embossed in double-spaced lines of braille (two-sided embossing in texts only), and teacher's editions in standard print. APH catalog number 6-78362-00. Texts and teacher's editions have copyright 1992 on verso of title page. Kit items: a) all the words you can write and spell (pupil's text; 9 pages) b) All About Me (pupil's text; in 1 volume) c-d) All Around City and Farm (pupil's text; in 2 volumes) e) Teacher's Edition to pupil's texts and worksheets f) Worksheets (96 unbound sheets) g) Test, Part 1 (6 unbound sheets) h) Test, Part 2 (5 unbound sheets) i) Test, Part 3 (6 unbound sheets) j) Teacher's Edition to tests (27 pages) Pupil's texts and teacher's editions have paper covers; ivory-color with green print labeling. Texts are saddle-stitched along the fold; teacher's editions are twin-loop (white metal) bound. Worksheets and posttest sheets are packaged in white envelopes with green print labeling on front. Kit items could also be purchased separately, and braille versions of the teacher's editions were also available.

Author: Caton, Hilda

Collection: APH Collection

History/Provenance: Level A of the Patterns: Primary Braille Spelling and English Program was released as a new product of the American Printing House for the Blind (APH) in 1992, and was discontinued in 2013. It was designed to correspond to the Readiness, Preprimer, and Primer levels of Patterns: The Primary Braille Reading Program. This kit was transferred in 2019 to the Museum of the American Printing House for the Blind (APH) from the APH Research Department, where it had been stored with project materials of Eleanor Pester.

Credit Line: APH Transfer, 2019.9

Publisher: American Printing House for the Blind

Publisher Place: Louisville, KY

Publish Date: [1992]

Subjects: Braille Language arts Printing and writing systems Spelling

Physical Description: 1 kit: 4 volumes of braille ; (1) 5.5 x 11.5 inches; (3) 11 x 11.75 inches + 2 teacher's editions (print) ; 11 x 8.5 inches, 11 x 9 inches + 1 envelope (12.25 x 12 inches) of worksheets in braille ; 11 x 11.5 inches + 1 envelope (12.5 x 12.5 inches) of test sheets in braille ; 11 x 11.5 inches