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From:  Valerie Sutton
Date:  Sat Jun 3, 2000  2:57 pm
Subject:  Re: Chami

At 11:25 AM -0800 6/1/00, Linda Erickson wrote:
>Our other continous factor is teaching her how to read. WE would love to
>hear how and what has worked good for others.

SignWriting List
June 3, 2000

Hello Linda - Thanks for your great introduction. Your daughter
sounds like a wonderful child!

The teachers who responded to you, are all using SignWriting as a
part of their literacy curriculums.

If you inform your daughter's teachers about the SignWriting Literacy
Project, they may want to participate:


The SignWriting Literacy Project

The SignWriting Literacy Project is pioneering a new concept in Deaf
Education. SignWriting books, videos and software are donated to
classes of Deaf students. In return, teachers, students and parents
provide documented feedback. The results are published on the
SignWriting Web Site and in an annual SignWriting Literacy Project
Report, distributed to educators.

SignWriting is a way to read, write and type any signed language. All
materials donated to the schools are written in American Sign
Language (ASL), authored by Deaf native ASL signers. The SignWriting
videos are taught in ASL with English voice-over. Fluency in reading
and writing American Sign Language is used as a bridge to teach
written English. Although this is a new project, feedback is already
coming in, and the results are positive.

The project began in 1998. Below are some sample web pages about one
participating school.

Would you like your school to participate? Your students must be Deaf
and use Sign Language. One teacher must be online, so they can
receive technical support through email.

Write for more information:

The SignWriting Literacy Project
The DAC, Deaf Action Committee For SignWriting
P.O. Box 517, La Jolla, CA, 92038-0517, USA


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