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This easy-to-follow book presents twenty lessons on basic sign language, broken down into easy chunks such as “Asking Questions” and “Saying Hello”, and accompanied by clear line drawings of the signs discussed.
Daniels’ book demonstrates that American Sign Language isn’t just for deaf students. Citing numerous research studies, many conducted by Daniels herself, this book gives solid evidence as to why and how ASL supports literacy in hearing children. Best of all, Daniels offers practical strategies for use in the early elementary and preschool classroom.
This classic resource offers information on important deaf figures from the 1800s to 1980, and includes brief readings for students on deaf schools, ASL, the oral movement, deaf artists, sports, theatre, and writings by deaf authors. Timelines help keep dates straight, and comprehension questions and follow-up activities appear at the end of the book.
Guidelines for Library Services to Deaf People 2nd Edition, Edited by
John Michael Day. International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions
IFLA Professional Reports, Nr. 62.
These guidelines are meant to inform librarians about the library and
information needs of deaf people.
A practical guide to evaluating and updating your library’s sign language
History Through Deaf Eyes edited by Cathryn Carroll. (Gallaudet University,
Clerc Center, 2002)
Three young deaf students visit a deaf history exhibit, and learn about sign language and deaf history as the statues come to life. From the prince of Lydia in the 6th century B.C.E. to more recent seminal figures such as Laurent Clerc and Helen Keller, this book presents the highlights of deaf history in an accessible way, without ever shying away from its uglier parts.
An overview of ways to improve library service to deaf and hard-of-hearing patrons.
Recommended resources and activities for teaching about American Sign Language and deafness.
The premiere source of information about deafness online, with fact sheets,
teacher guides, information about assistive devices, and more.
Handouts, videos, and information from an online workshop presented by Kathy MacMillan.
A must for any preschool teacher serious about incorporating ASL into classroom activities. Dennis and Azpiri write from their own experience of using ASL in the classroom, and, though neither is fluent in ASL, they share their detailed curriculum. They provide a context for using the language by giving a basic introduction for beginners, then give copious lesson plans, on topics common to the early childhood classroom (weather, seasons, school, family, colors, community helpers, animals, feelings).
This down-to-earth guide includes tips for using sign language in programs for any age group, along with background information about sign language and deafness, tips for improving your sign language collection and marketing to deaf and hearing audiences, and a section of ready-made programs complete with a visual glossary of storytime signs.