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From:  Valerie Sutton
Date:  Thu May 21, 1998  11:32 am
Subject:  Re: Teaching signwriting

>I would like to be a part of your signwriting project. I homeschool my
>chidren, so can that count as a school? At this time I have three children, I
>say "at this time" because we are in the proccess of adopting another Deaf
>child. But as of right now I have three children, two hearing and one Deaf,
>all of early elementary school age. I would like to teach my hearing children
>signwriting because i feel it will give an interesting aspect to their
>learning ASL. I wish to teach my Deaf daughter signwriting because I feel it
>will improve her literecy skills, and to also improve her ASL. I feel
>signwriting will make ASL more of a complete language for her to
>use....written and signed forms. I am still learning ASL and signwriting
>myself, and I feel it will really benefit me also. So how do i start? Thank
>you for your time.
>Orange County CA
>P.S. Valerie do you have signwriting workshops in S.D.?

Hello Melissa -
Thanks for this message. Yes, you are welcome to join the SignWriting
Literacy Project. We already have one Homeschool in Plant City, Florida.
You can visit their web page at:

SW Literacy Group #4:
Homeschool, Plant City, Florida
Contact Teacher: Michele Lewis

I hope your children will benefit from the Literacy Project and we look
forward to receiving your confirmation letter and your Web Report #1.

You can find a "sample confirmation letter" and Web Report #1 on our web
site at:

Sample Confirmation Letter

Web Report #1, Literacy Project

When you send me your Web Report, please send it to me through email. That
is the easiest for me :-)

So...welcome to the SignWriting Literacy Project!!

PS. In regards to workshops in San Diego, at this time I am not teaching
publicly, but occasionally my Deaf staff members hold workshops on
SignWriting in ASL. So I will keep you posted if that occurs. Of course we
hope that the materials you receive through the SignWriting Literacy
Project will give you instruction at home, so that you can teach your
children. And you always have full tech support from me through email and
the web :-)

As you know, I am developing more ways of offering instruction through our
web site, so instruction will be available to everyone who has access to

All the best -

Valerie Sutton :-)

Sutton at the DAC
Deaf Action Committee For SignWriting
Box 517, La Jolla, CA, 92038-0517, USA
(619)456-0098 voice
(619)456-0010 tty
(619)456-0020 fax

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