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From:  Cheryl Zapien
Date:  Sun Nov 8, 1998  7:41 pm
Subject:  Re: Advice on Flashcards

Dear Valerie:

I am writing my response to you about the flash cards with Charles' very sweet
thoughtful memo clearly in mind. Although I love the ASL flashcard and having
correct "sign spelling" would be extremely useful to the person either studying
or studying SW or studying both concurrently, I feel that you will kill yourself
trying to create flashcards in so many different signed languages, ASL being but
one of many in use. (Sorry about the run-on). It would be far better, at least
the present to work on option 2--SW symbols. Follow what is presented in the
text. Perhaps you could create flashcards for each book you have translated
later. If things pick up, perhaps you could then do language specific
Please take care. Cheryl

Valerie Sutton wrote:

> >Date: Sun, 01 Nov 1998 10:09:03 -0500
> >From: Michele Lewis
> >Organization: Homeschooling Preschoolers
> >> d. Did you use the accompanying flashcards and what did you think of them?
> >
> >Yes! The flashcards made all the difference in the world. They have an
> >easier
> >time remembering the signs as a whole. They were having a hard time
> >remembering
> >the individual parts of each Sign Writing word. I would highly suggest MORE
> >FLASHCARDS! By the way, I am planning on making up my own flashcards of
> >using the Sign Writing computer program.
> _______________________
> Good Morning Michele and SW List Members!
> Thanks once again for your web report, which I am now starting to digest. I
> will be using your report and other teacher's reports to help me improve
> our publications.
> In regards to your paragraph above, it appears the flashcards were a
> success. So....I have decided to make the flashcards an "official
> SignWriting publication". In time they will be available to the general
> public. They will also become an active part of the SignWriting Literacy
> Project.
> This means that I need to clean up the art work, and to really make a
> complete set of flashcards. So this is my question to you and to all the SW
> List members.....
> I am thinking of making three different kinds of flashcards:
> 1. Story Flashcards telling a story like Goldilocks
> 2. SW Symbol Flashcards that are totally generic for any signed language
> 3. Sign Language Specific Flashcards for ASL, BSL etc.
> At the moment I have one flashcard posted on the web - It is a whole ASL
> sign rather than the individual SW symbols. To look at the card go to:
> Sample ASL Flashcard
> So the SW Symbol flashcards would be more generic and useful for all signed
> languages too, not just ASL, because they would only be SignWriting
> symbols. Are there people in other countries who would use these?
> Also Michele, did you feel the Goldilocks Flashcards were complete enough?
> Or would you like more developed for other signs too?
> Any feedback would be appreciated-
> Valerie :-)
> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
> Valerie Sutton at the DAC
> Deaf Action Committee for SW
> SignWriting
> Center For Sutton Movement Writing
> an educational nonprofit organization
> Box 517, La Jolla, CA, 92038-0517, USA
> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

  Replies Author Date
588 SW vs. Glosses Valerie Sutton Mon  11/16/1998
593 SW Illustrates NTID Tech Signs Manuals Valerie Sutton Fri  11/20/1998
597 Re: Java and other things ... Valerie Sutton Tue  11/24/1998
598 Re: Java and other things ... Valerie Sutton Tue  11/24/1998
599 Re: Java and other things ... Valerie Sutton Tue  11/24/1998
600 Re: A few questons/comments Valerie Sutton Tue  11/24/1998
602 Happy Thanksgiving :-) Valerie Sutton Wed  11/25/1998
603 Printing from Windows Valerie Sutton Fri  11/27/1998
604 Sharing SignWriting :-) Valerie Sutton Fri  11/27/1998

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