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From:  Valerie Sutton
Date:  Fri Aug 21, 1998  4:41 pm

On Wed, 19 Aug 1998, Kimberly Martinez wrote:
>I would like to know if anyone has developed an ESL or Bilingual Cirrciulum
>for Deaf students or knows of someone who has? I would like to enhance
>what has already been done, if anything. I would also like to know more
>about Sign Wriring. Is all of the information on the Web Page or is there
>other information that I can get? Oh yeah, the cirriculum is for
>elementary (grades 3-4).

>Kimberly A. Martinez


Good Evening Kimberly and Everyone -
Inbetween printing books I stop to read email...It is a beautiful Friday
evening here in San Diego :-)

Kimberly, I suspect you may never have received a free SignWriting
Information Packet snail mail? If you write to me privately, I will be
happy to mail it to you. And of course if anyone else would like a free
info packet, you too are most welcome to write to me to request it.

Our SignWriting Web Site does have information, and some lessons online,
but it is not the only source for information on SignWriting. We have a
list of publications, textbooks and videos. Since you are interested in
using SignWriting in your work, you may want to have some materials
yourself. You can read about those materials in the packet I send you.

Yes, we do need to develop curriculum in SignWriting, and your help and
interest is very much appreciated. In previous messages I listed some of
the email addresses of the teachers using SignWriting this fall. Perhaps if
you contact them, they can share their experiences with you. Plus, as you
know, we now have books that are Reading Levels 1, 2, 3 and 4 in ASL. So
that may help a little toward curriculum development. And you mention
grades 3-4 above - the SignWriting Literacy Project is donating books to
the fourth graders at Texas School for the Deaf - so information from their
teachers may be a good source of information for you later this fall.

I enjoyed reading your introduction and I am glad you wrote!

Have a great weekend -

Valerie :-)


Visit the SignWritingSite:

Valerie 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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