|SignWriting List Forum|
Stefan Woehrmann |
Date: Fri Sep 29, 2000 3:11 pm
Subject: SW helps to express students thoughts
nice to hear from you !
Iīm sorry - but once again - can you give an additional comment for the
MJ - seems to be a well known important person ?? What about him/her ?
2)" I use it with my kids and it helps them
> express their thoughts so much better than just writing it in English."
Can you comment on this ? I mean - do your students already write by hand in
SW what they canīt write in English ? What kind of written materials are you
talking about ?
Of course - we know - our students are able to read SW without too much or
just very little training !
But what about using SW vor expressing their thoughts ? Well they will
sign - of course - but do they write their ideas already by hand in SW ?
Can you share some of their written materials ? I would love to get an idea
what I perhaps can expect my students to perform - ?? They are doing great
though ! They get better and better with copying signs from the blackboard -
while I practice more and more to write SW by hand ! (ha ;-)
This seems to be very important for my students. Watching me - the way I
write the symbols at the blackboard they learn to concentrate on special
elements that are necessary for the whole "Gestalt".
All the best
----- Original Message -----
From: Nancy Cole
Sent: Friday, September 29, 2000 12:47 AM
Subject: Re: SignWriting at Gallaudet
> Hi, this is in response to the last message. Did MJ understand the
> signwriting? I didn't know she was at Gallaudet now. Anyways, its'
> hard to be so dismissive with SW. I use it with my kids and it helps them
> express their thoughts so much better than just writing it in English. I
> think that people should at least listen to what the children have to say
> about SW or see what they can do. I get alot of turned up noses too at
> but none of these people have looked at how much my kids have improved. I
> sure hope it gets around in Gallaudet. Anyways, again my two bits worth
> Nancy Cole