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

Kit, Learning

Accession Number: 2019.9.14a-e

Subtitle: [Print Teacher's Kit]

Summary/Description: Level B is the second 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; Betty Modaressi, editor; Eric P. Hamp, linguistics editor. "Produced pursuant to Grant No. G008430056 from the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, Special Education Programs" --title page verso of pupil's text. Kit includes a pupil's text (in two volumes), worksheets, and posttest, all embossed in double-spaced lines of braille (two-sided embossing in pupil's text only), and teacher's editions in standard print. APH catalog number 6-78371-00. Text and teacher's editions have copyright 1993 on verso of title page. Kit items: a) Building Blocks, volume 1 (pupil's text); museum did not receive volume 2 b) Teacher's Edition to pupil's text and worksheets (130 pages) c) Worksheets (unbound sheets; museum received sheets 25-80; sheets 1-24 were not in envelope) d) Test (8 unbound sheets) e) Teacher's Edition to test (10 pages) Pupil's text and teacher's editions have laminated, ivory-color paper covers with purple print labeling and are twin-loop bound. Worksheets and test sheets are packaged in white envelopes with purple print labeling on front. Kit items could also be purchased separately, and braille versions of the teacher's editions were available.

Author: Caton, Hilda

Collection: APH Collection

History/Provenance: Level B 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 1993, and was discontinued in 2013. It was designed to correspond to the First Reader Level 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: [1993]

Subjects: Braille Language arts Spelling Printing and writing systems

Physical Description: 1 kit: 2 volumes of braille ; 11 x 11.75 inches + 2 teacher's editions (print) ; 11 x 8.75 inches + 1 envelope (14.75 x 12.75 inches) of worksheets in braille ; 11 x 11.5 inches + 1 envelope (14.75 x 13 inches) of test sheets in braille ; 11 x 11.5 inches