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Friday, September 11, 2009

Patterns: The Primary Braille Reading Program

Program designed for young beginning braille readers, preprimer through third reader level.

Word recognition is taught through tactual memory, phonological skills, and syntactical skills. Contains a variety of materials for each level, including: textbooks, posttests, worksheets, and teacher's editions. Recommended ages: 5 years and up.

Note: Some braille versions of Patterns teacher's editions available from APH are vacuum form books that were transcribed by the Braille Services Guild of California. Complete kits include only the print versions of the teacher's editions; braille teacher's editions must be ordered separately.

Patterns: The Primary Braille Reading Program: Scope and Sequence Chart (overview)

Patterns: The Primary Braille Reading Program: Scope and Sequence Chart (overview)

This is an overview of Patterns: The Primary Braille Reading Program, a complete program designed specifically for young beginning braille readers, preprimer through third reader level.

Scope and Sequence Chart (Patterns overview):
Catalog Number: 8-78350-00
Click this link to purchase Patterns: The Primary Braille Reading Program: Scope and Sequence Chart (overview).

Note: Patterns Readiness Level (Red) has been replaced by Building on Patterns: Kindergarten

Patterns: Reading: 1st Reader Level (Yellow): New Friends: Complete Print Kit

Patterns: Reading: First Reader: Complete Print Kit Includes: Pupil's Text, Worksheets, Print Teacher's Edition for Pupil's Text and Worksheets, Review Worksheets, Print Teacher's Edition for Review Worksheets, Posttest, Print Teacher's Edition for Posttest.

Catalog Number: 6-78150-00

First Reader items sold separately:

Pupil's Text (3 volumes):
Catalog Number: 6-78160-00

Teacher's Edition for Pupil's Text and Worksheets:

Review Worksheets (unbound):
Catalog Number: 6-78180-00

Posttest (unbound):
Catalog Number: 6-78190-00

Teacher's Edition for Posttest

Braille Edition -- only available separately (1 vol.):
Catalog Number: 6-32200-00

Print Edition:
Catalog Number: 8-78190-00

Patterns: Reading: 2nd Reader Level (Brown): Old and New: Complete Print Kit

Patterns: Reading: Second Reader: Complete Kit Includes: Pupil's Text, Worksheets, Print Teacher's Edition for Pupil's Text and Worksheets, Review Worksheets, Print Teacher's Edition for Review Worksheets, Posttest, Print Teacher's Edition for Posttest.

Catalog Number: 6-78200-00

Second Reader items sold separately:

Pupil's Text (3 volumes):
Catalog Number: 6-78210-00

Worksheets (unbound):
Catalog Number: 6-78220-00

Teacher's Edition for Pupil's Text and Worksheets:

Braille Edition -- only available separately (vol. 12):
Catalog Number: 6-78205-00

Print Edition:
Catalog Number: 8-78210-00

Review Worksheets (unbound):
Catalog Number: 6-78230-00

Teacher's Edition for Review Worksheets:

Braille Edition -- only available separately (1 vol.):
Catalog Number: 6-32250-00

Print Edition:
Catalog Number: 8-78230-00

Posttest (unbound):
Catalog Number: 6-78240-00

Teacher's Edition for Posttest

Braille Edition -- only available separately (1 vol.):
Catalog Number: 6-32260-00

Print Edition:
Catalog Number: 8-78240-00

Patterns: Reading: 3rd Reader Level (Gray): Far Away and Long Ago: Complete Print Kit

Patterns: Reading: Third Reader: Complete Print Kit Includes: Pupil's Text, Worksheets, Print Teacher's Edition for Pupil's Text and Worksheets, Review Worksheets, Print Teacher's Edition for Review Worksheets, Posttest, Print Teacher's Edition for Posttest.

Catalog Number: 6-78250-00

Third Reader items sold separately:

Pupil's Text (4 volumes):
Catalog Number: 6-78260-00

Worksheets (unbound):
Catalog Number: 6-78270-00

Teacher's Edition for Pupil's Text and Worksheets:

Braille Edition -- only available separately:
Catalog Number: 5-32270-00

Print Edition:
Catalog Number: 8-78260-00

Review Worksheets (unbound):
Catalog Number: 6-78280-00

Teacher's Edition for Review Worksheets:

Braille Edition (not available)

Print Edition:
Catalog Number: 8-78280-00

Posttest (unbound):
Catalog Number: 6-78290-00

Teacher's Edition for Posttest

Braille Edition (not available)

Print Edition:
Catalog Number: 8-78290-00
Click this link to purchase Patterns: The Primary Braille Reading Program.

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