UEB Contractions is the third unit of the Mangold Basic Braille Program. The first two units in the Mangold Basic Braille Program; Unit 1: Tracking and Unit 2: Alphabet teach the initial skills that promote rapid and efficient braille reading. Unit 3: UEB Contractions was written for new readers who already know the braille alphabet and is divided into 5 parts (Parts A-E) so that teachers are better able to tailor the program to individual student needs. The parts are designed to be taught in order, but a student can skip a part if the teacher of the visually impaired has determined that the student has already mastered the contractions taught in that part.
Unit 3: UEB Contractions is designed to help teachers of the visually impaired teach reading skills while teaching the braille code. All of the parts in Unit 3 are controlled for contractions and contain both reading and writing exercises. Common words and contractions, that beginning readers encounter, are introduced early in the program to help facilitate early reading. Punctuation and common math symbols are also introduced. The reading exercises include repeated readings, sentence tracking, multiple choice questions and clue activities. The writing exercises include sentence copying, sentence starters and open-ended questions.
Included in each of the parts of Unit 3: UEB Contractions are print reading books (trade books). Ready-to-cut and apply braille labels for each of the print books are also included. These print books give the student an opportunity to read for pleasure. There are picture descriptions in the teacher's manual that may be used by the teacher or parent. All but one of the print books are controlled for contractions.
There are assessment sheets at the end of each part to help teachers determine if their student is ready to advance to the next part.
Each MINI Kit includes the following components:
Each FULL Kit includes the following components:
The COMPLETE SET includes:
Note: Teachers who have a Mangold Pushpin Board Kit may use it in place of the Sensational Blackboard.
STUDENT MATERIALS ALSO SOLD SEPARATELY.
Click HERE to view an informational PDF on Unit 3: UEB Contractions!
Unknown (Submitted on 5th Feb 2021)
The Mangold Braille Program has been the perfect fit for my 2nd grader during the COVID shutdown. I have other materials I normally use, but this turned out to be especially easy for this situation. I dropped off the box of worksheets and he had all the materials needed. It is organized and paced so I know all the contractions will be covered and can jump around if needed. He surprised me by loving the word searches and gets a big kick out of silly words inserted. You know a program is successful when the student asks every time we meet, "Are we going to work in the contraction box today?"