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Braille Detective

10 min2 participants

Read, identify and correct errors in short sentences created in a peer play activity.

Let's play!

  1. Player 1: Write a short sentence with 3 mistakes

  2. Player 2: Read the sentence

  3. Player 2: Look for mistakes and propose corrections

  4. Both players: Discuss corrections

How to prepare

  • 2 base plates

  • All the letter bricks

Prepare one of the base plates alphabetically for ease in finding letter bricks.

Facilitation tips

  • Suggest “Use the alphabetical storage baseplate to quicky write your sentence”

  • Ask “What is your strategy to read the words and correct mistakes?”

Possible variations

  • Change the number of mistakes and the length of the sentence

  • Replace sentences by words to be changed to plurals (eg. cat/cats, mouse/mice)

  • Work on punctuation signs, upper case letters

  • Place the few needed letters for correction in a bowl

Download & print

  • Download in .docx
  • Share via email

Children will develop these holistic skills


  • Discover the function of the written word: Make suggestions for corrections to get closer to the written form (syntax, vocabulary, concordance of times)
  • Apply rules for braille contractions, punctuation and mathematical signs


  • Perform operations on letters and word syllables: remove, add, reverse, locate, substitute


  • Develop vocabulary and understanding in reading: Discuss word meanings, link new meanings to those already known


  • Articulate and justify answers, arguments and opinions


  • Develop tactile tracking skills: Sustain tracking along a line of braille

Did you know?

  • Despite literacy being serious business, it can be learned in playful ways.

  • When concepts are new or very complex to young children, high-quality instruction is especially important for their learning.

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