TACK-TILES® Grade 1 to Grade 2 conversion
Required Materials: TACK-TILES® Braille
System Literary English version.
Setup Procedure: Using TACK-TILES®,
write a sentence or perhaps just a word in the top row of a TACK-TILES®
support slate, in grade 1 braille. It should be a word or sentence
with words that can be rewritten using grade 2 braille.
Procedure: The students are given the slate
with the grade 1 word "about" alone or in a sentence.
In one method, TACK-TILES® are removed, moved and replaced
to convert the word(s) into grade 2 Braille.. In a second method,
the word or sentence is re-written below the original in grade
2 Braille. This latter method provides a more sanguine demonstration
of the efficiencies grade 2 imparts to writing. Continuing with
the previous example, they would be expected to replace the "o"
and "u" tiles with the "ou/out" tile.