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From:  "Wayne H. Smith"
Date:  Fri May 14, 1999  7:07 am
Subject:  Re: SW Workbook based on Signing Naturally

Valerie -
Yes, if there is such a workbook, it might be quite useful. When I
teach beginning ASL in the states, students tell me they'd like some way to
review the signs between the weekly classes. If they're using SN, they have
the videotape, but printed material in SW could be useful when they don't
have access to a video player. Let me know if you decide to redo it.
- Wayne

>From: Valerie Sutton
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>Subject: SW Workbook based on Signing Naturally
>Date: Thu, 13 May 1999 10:12:27 -0700
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>On May 13, 99, Wayne H. Smith wrote:
> >Valerie -
> > I'm progressing fairly well with the SW symbols, and I'm dreaming up
> >all sorts of incredible ways of using them. As an example, I'm teaching
> >short course in teaching techniques to Deaf signers here in Taiwan who
> >involved in teaching TSL to hearing people. I'm using ASL as an example
> >language so as to put the teachers in the place of their students. I'm
> >the Signing Naturally curriculum, which I was trained in at a workshop in
> >Maine.
>Hi Wayne!
>Thanks for your message and I promise I will answer the technical question
>shortly. Before I forget, I notice that you mention the Signing Naturally
>curriculum above.
>Several years ago I developed a workbook for teaching people to read and
>write in ASL, but I based that workbook on the Signing Naturally videotape
>for beginning signers.
>That workbook is now out of date because the SW symbols themselves changed
>and improved since the workbook was designed. But I was thinking last night
>that maybe I should "revive" that workbook? Do you think that would be
>useful to you?
>Essentially, all the vocabulary introduced on the Signing Naturally
>videotape is either written in SignWriting or the students are given a
>place to try to write it themselves.
>To use the SignWriting workbook, you would have to refer to the Signing
>Naturally videotape, which is sold by DawnSignPress.
>If you feel such a workbook would be useful, I can update it.
>Just wanted to ask all of your opinions about this idea ....
>Valerie :-)
>Valerie Sutton
>The DAC, Deaf Action Committee for SW
>Center For Sutton Movement Writing
>an educational nonprofit organization
>Box 517, La Jolla, CA, 92038-0517, USA

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