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New Materials

The Bart and Amy Show: Good Morning Muffin Mouse
Summary: 

The Comprehensive Educational Resource Center at the Tennessee School for the Deaf produced this series of programs. Bart and Amy are signing bears made by Quiet Bears in Ventura, California. They read aloud and sign books. The purpose of the program is to provide a high interest method of introducing books to pre-school and elementary level children. The program is designed to be a catalyst for reading and conversation between parent and child and for classroom discussion. *Books are available to accompany each DVD.

Author: 
Tennessee School for the Deaf
Imprint: 
Knoxville, TN: Tennessee School for the Deaf, 2013, 1988
Four For You: Volume 2
Summary: 

Aesop’s fables and timeless fairy tales are told in ASL and performed by Freda Norman, Mary Beth Miller, Lou Fant and Patrick Graybill. Each fable is presented twice: first in a storytelling format and secondly in a dramatized version using minimal sets and props. The fairy tales are told by one of the talented members of the troupe. The five volumes in the set include:
Fables: The Friends and the Wallet
A Raven and a Swan
The Goose and the Golden Egg
Doctor Toad
Fairy Tales: Jack and the Beanstalk
The Three Bears
Bonus Story: The Farmer and His Three Sons

Author: 
Freda Norman, Mary Beth Miller, Lou Fant and Patrick Graybill
Imprint: 
Burtonsville, MD: Sign Media, Inc., 1988, 2012
Four for You Volume 1
Summary: 

Aesop’s fables and timeless fairy tales are told in ASL and performed by Freda Norman, Mary Beth Miller, Lou Fant and Patrick Graybill. Each fable is presented twice: first in a storytelling format and secondly in a dramatized version using minimal sets and props. The fairy tales are told by one of the talented members of the troupe. The five volumes in the set include:
Volume 1:
Fables: The Sun and the Wind
The Mice and the Weasels
The Bear and the Bees
The Fox and the Crow
Fairy Tales: The Tortoise and the Hare
The Three Little Pigs
Bonus Story: The Twelve Princesses

Author: 
Freda Norman, Mary Beth Miller, Lou Fant and Patrick Graybill
Imprint: 
Burtonsville, MD: Sign Media, Inc., 1988, 2012
Four For You: Volume 5
Summary: 

Aesop’s fables and timeless fairy tales are told in ASL and performed by Freda Norman, Mary Beth Miller, Lou Fant and Patrick Graybill. Each fable is presented twice: first in a storytelling format and secondly in a dramatized version using minimal sets and props. The fairy tales are told by one of the talented members of the troupe. The stories told include:

Fables: The Wolf and the Shepherd Boy
The Fox and the Stork
The Old Lion and the Fox
The Milkmaid and Her Pail
Fairy Tales: Rumpelstiltskin
Little Red Riding Hood

Author: 
Freda Norman, Mary Beth Miller, Lou Fant and Patrick Graybill
Imprint: 
Burtonsville, MD: Sign Media, Inc., 1988, 2012
Four For You: Volume 4
Summary: 

Aesop’s fables and timeless fairy tales are told in ASL and performed by Freda Norman, Mary Beth Miller, Lou Fant and Patrick Graybill. Each fable is presented twice: first in a storytelling format and secondly in a dramatized version using minimal sets and props. The fairy tales are told by one of the talented members of the troupe. The stories told include:

Fables: The Lion and the Mouse
The Wolf and the Jackass
Three Bullocks and the Lion
The Dog and His Reflection
Fairy Tales: Hansel and Gretel
The Frog Prince
Bonus Story: The Farmer and His Three Sons

Author: 
Freda Norman, Mary Beth Miller, Lou Fant and Patrick Graybill
Imprint: 
Burtonsville, MD: Sign Media, Inc., 1988, 2012
Four For You: Volume 3
Summary: 

Aesop’s fables and timeless fairy tales are told in ASL and performed by Freda Norman, Mary Beth Miller, Lou Fant and Patrick Graybill. Each fable is presented twice: first in a storytelling format and secondly in a dramatized version using minimal sets and props. The fairy tales are told by one of the talented members of the troupe. The stories told include:

Fables: The Fox and the Grapes
The Birds, the Beasts and the Bats
The Cock and the Fox
The Fox Without a Tail
Fairy Tales: The Three Billy Goats Gruff
Rapunzel
Bonus Story: The Twelve Princesses

Author: 
Freda Norman, Mary Beth Miller, Lou Fant and Patrick Graybill
Imprint: 
Burtonsville, MD: Sign Media, Inc., 1988, 2012
American Freedom Speeches
Summary: 

Includes excerpts from ten historic freedom speeches given by famous Americans are presented in ASL:
- Preamble to the Constitution
- Bill of Rights

- Patrick Henry ("...give me liberty, or give me death!")
- Abraham Lincoln ("Four score and seven years ago...")
- Susan B. Anthony ("It was we, the people; not we, the white male citizens...")
- Franklin D. Roosevelt ("...the only thing we have to fear is fear itself...")
- John F. Kennedy ("Ask not what your country can do for you - ask what you can do for your country")
- Martin Luther King ("I have a dream...")
- Cesar Chavez ("We are men locked in a death struggle against man's inhumanity to man...")
- Jimmy Carter ("...human rights is the soul of our sense of nationhood.")
- Geraldine Ferraro ("...I proudly accept your nomination for Vice President of the United States.")

- Pledge of Allegiance

An accompanying instructor's notebook contains a biography of the individual (at two reading levels-upper elementary and secondary), a brief background of the speech that provides an overview of the historical period during which the speech was delivered, a copy of the full speech highlighting the video translation, discussion question and further resources also available.

Author: 
Sign Media, Inc.
Imprint: 
Burtonsville, MD: Sign Media, 1994
Educational Interpreting Practice, Secondary Level- ASL, DVD 10
Summary: 

Produced by Boys Town National Research Hospital, these Educational Interpreter Performance Assessment (EIPA) DVDs will assist interpreters who are seeking to interpret effectively in educational settings. The format is presented so that interpreters can practice interpretation skills from “spoken English (teacher discourse) to sign language (for students)” and from “sign language (student discourse) to spoken English.” Secondary students who are deaf or hard of hearing relating stories about their lives in sign language with or w/o interpretation

Author: 
Boys Town Press
Imprint: 
Boys Town, NE: Boys Town Press, 2012
Educational Interpreting Practice Elementary Level: MCE, DVD 11
Summary: 

Produced by Boys Town National Research Hospital, these Educational Interpreter Performance Assessment (EIPA) DVDs will assist interpreters who are seeking to interpret effectively in educational settings. The format is presented so that interpreters can practice interpretation skills from “spoken English (teacher discourse) to sign language (for students)” and from “sign language (student discourse) to spoken English.” Elementary students who are deaf or hard of hearing relating stories about their lives in sign language with or w/o interpretation

Author: 
Boys Town Press
Imprint: 
Boys Town, Neb.: Boys Town Press, 2007
Building ASL Interpreting and Translation Skills : Narratives for Practice
Summary: 

DVD and Book set. Demonstrates selected scenarios from each part of the text. Parts I and II emphasize receptive skill building while Parts III and IV model expressive skills. Designed for students taking courses in American Sign Language (ASL) as well as students and practictioners engaged in the field of interpreting who want to develop or enhance their skill.

Author: 
Nanci A. Scheetz
Imprint: 
Boston, MA: Pearson, Allyn and Bacon, 2009
Happy Signs Night
Summary: 

Happy Signs Night eases the transition from day to night by improving communication by teaching young children how to express their needs through Sign Language. This DVD features 3-D animation together with children who are learning to sign. The accompanying quick reference guide goes along with the signs introduced in the DVD: play, cat, bath, comb, song, book, love and sleep.

Author: 
Language Tree
Imprint: 
Orange County, CA: Language Tree, LLC, 2006-2008
Happy Signs Day
Summary: 

Happy Signs Day teaches useful signs that are used throughout the day to allow young children to express their needs. This DVD features 3-D animation together with children who are learning to sign. The accompanying quick reference guide goes along with the signs introduced in the DVD: bib, eat, more, drink, all done, toothbrush, coat, hat and dog.

Author: 
Language Tree
Imprint: 
Orange County, CA: Language Tree, LLC, 2006
Bible Fun with American Sign Language.  Friends and Play: Teacher's Guide
Summary: 

Do you teach Sunday School or Bible lessons? Want to incorporate fun lessons about God and Jesus at home or on the go? This great little book has lessons, activities, and ideas for using everyday signs to share and learn the Word. When using American Sign Language, Bible stories come to life and lessons are hidden away in the heart, ready for understanding and easy recollection later.

Commonly used, everyday signs are incorporated in five different lessons about friendship, manners, obedience, cleanliness, and learning God’s Word.

The Friends and Play manual was written from a non-denominational, evangelical perspective. The Bible versions referenced were taken from the New International Version and King James Version; however, no direct quotes were used, but summarized with reference to the passage. This was done so any Bible version that the reader uses will be applicable.

Each lesson includes songs, videos, poems, books, discussion topics, activities, and crafts so you can provide a complete multisensory learning experience.

Actual Christian signs are not taught in the Guide or on the DVD, however, there are references to online websites that help visually learn Christian signs.

Author: 
Two Little Hands
Imprint: 
Salt Lake City, UT: Two Little Hands Productions, 2011
Outcasts and Angels : The New Anthology of Deaf Characters in Literature
Summary: 

In 1976, Trent Batson and Eugene Bergman released their classic "Angels and Outcasts: An Anthology of Deaf Characters in Literature." In it, they featured works from the 19th and 20th centuries by well-known authors such as Charles Dickens and Eudora Welty. They also presented less-well-known deaf authors, and they prefaced each excerpt with remarks on context, societal perceptions, and the dignity due to deaf people. Since then, much has transpired, turning around the literary criticism regarding portrayals of deaf people in print. Edna Edith Sayers reflects these changes in her new collection "Outcasts and Angels: The New Anthology of Deaf Characters in Literature." Sayers mines the same literary vein as the earlier volume with rich new results. Her anthology also introduces rare works by early masters such as Daniel Defoe. She includes three new deaf authors, Charlotte Elizabeth, Howard T. Hofsteater, and Douglas Bullard, who offer compelling evidence of the attitudes toward deaf people current in their eras. In search of commonalities and comparisons, Sayers reveals that the defining elements of deaf literary characters are fluid and subtly different beyond the predominant dueling stereotypes of preternaturally spiritual beings and thuggish troglodytes

Author: 
Edited by: Edna Edith Sayers
Imprint: 
Washington, DC: Gallaudet University Press, 2012
Let's hear it for Almigal / by Wendy Kupfer ; illustrated by Tammie Lyon
Summary: 

Meet Almigal, a spunky little girl with a BIG personality who's determined to hear "every single sound in the whole entire universe!" That includes ... her friend Isabella's baby brother's funny giggle, the robins singing outside her bedroom window, the soft Swan Song Madam plays during ballet class, and especially her friend Chloe's teeny-tiny voice. But most of all, Almigal wants to hear her Mommy and Daddy whisper, "We love you, Almigal!" when they tuck her into bed at night. Almigal's spirit and her cotton-candy pink cochlear implants will have everyone shouting, "Let's hear it for Almigal!"

Author: 
Wendy Kupfer
Imprint: 
Delray Beach, FL :Handfinger Press, 2012
Ear and Now: Exploring the Learning from Hearing
Summary: 

Armed with techniques for listening, youngsters are now prepared to put their ears immediately to work in the challenging program Ear and Now. Created in a fun and instructive manner, children will be encouraged to become detectives as they listen to learn from the cacophony of sounds that surround them. 

Author: 
Film Ideas
Imprint: 
Wheeling, IL: Film Ideas Inc., c2008
An Introduction to American Deaf Culture
Summary: 

It is an excellent resource for Deaf Studies, Interpreter Training, and Sign Language programs and for anyone interested in the unique culture of Deaf people. It discusses Rules of Social Interaction, Values, Language and Traditions, Group Norms, and Identity. Complete set of 5 one-hour DVDs

Author: 
MJ Bienvenu; Betty Colonomos
Imprint: 
Burtonsville, MD: Sign Media Inc., c2012, 1985
Baby Signing Time! Parent Guide: Talk, Sign, & Read
Summary: 

What you will learn in this Guide:

  • How and when to start signing with your baby
  • How signing will help your baby communicate
  • How signing can help your child get ready to read
  • How to use Creative Talk to enrich your child’s understanding of language
  • How to use Creative Book Sharing to maximize learning and fun during story time

In this guide, you will learn about how able and ready your child is to learn before age three, and what you can do to be your child’s first – and best – teacher. We’ll introduce you to Whole Body Learning – a creative and playful approach that taps into the power of multi-sensory learning to fuel your child’s growing mind. We’ll teach you how to use the Baby signing Time program to give your child early learning experiences that will not only be fun, but will also help your child communicate and connect with others.

While there are many approaches to enhancing early development, research suggests that the best way to prepare your baby for life and learning is to spend an abundance of quality time with your child – bonding, communicating, reading books, and playfully exploring the world together. This guide will show you how to use your Baby Signing Time materials as a springboard for shared experiences that you, your baby, and your entire family can enjoy together.

Author: 
Two Little Hands Production
Imprint: 
Salt Lake City, UT: Two Little Hands Productions, 2011
Sign Language in the Classroom Using Signing Time
Summary: 

The Guide “Sign Language in the Classroom Using Signing Time” provides useful tips and strategies to teachers in preschool and elementary school classrooms. The guide provides information about how to use Signing Time to improve academic outcomes for all children. The full guide includes the following sections:

  • Why Use Sign Language in the Classroom
  • Signing in the Classroom
    • Reading
    • Alphabet
    • Vocabulary
    • Spelling
  • Recommended Resources
  • Overview of the Signing Time Classroom Edition
  • What is Signing Time?
  • Success Stories
Author: 
Robin Williams; Jim MacCall
Imprint: 
Salt Lake City, UT: Two Little Hands Productions, 20--?
S.E.E. Vocabulary Development Flashcards Kit B
Summary: 

Flashcards with a manual sign on one side, printed word on opposite side.  There are 422 4"x6" cards with 10 different categories: Animals, Clothing, Colors, Foods, Home, People, Places, Shapes, Vehicles and Verbs.

Author: 
S. O'Brian, G. Gustason, E. Zawolkow
Imprint: 
Los Alamitos, CA : Modern Signs Press, c1981
Tags: 
Ear Responsible: Exploring the Skills for Hearing
Summary: 

Teaching youngsters how to care for their ears will provide them a lifetime of healthy learning enjoyment. But to hear, really hear, means youngsters must learn to be good listeners. A way for children to enjoyably explore the art of learning to listen.

Author: 
Film Ideas
Imprint: 
Wheeling, IL: Film Ideas Inc., c2008
Rather Ordinary Stories: Advanced Level Lessons
Summary: 

Videos of signed stories. Tapes are at different speeds (words per minute/wpm). Watch to see how the visual features (i.e. directionality, placement, sight line, etc.) are incorporated.Turn the sound off for receptive practice. Written script and suggested use information included for each lesson.

Author: 
Modern Signs Press
Imprint: 
Los Alamitos, Calif.: Modern Signs Press, c2000-2002
Tags: 
What Did You Say?: An Unexpected Journey into the World of Hearing Loss
Summary: 

Nothing prepared Monique Hammond for her own sudden hearing loss, and her questions to medical professionals often left her with more questions than answers. What Did You Say? is the book she wishes she had when she was coping with and trying to understand her own hearing loss.

Hammond points out that she is not a professional hearing specialist, so her first important message is that people who experience any ear-related symptoms ''must consult their physician or ear specialist for proper diagnosis and treatment.'' From there, she provides organized, easy-to-understand facts and details that enable readers to have educated discussions with their medical professionals. Weaving together her own experiences with a wealth of information, Hammond's wisdom and insights are invaluable, and her story is one that needs to be shared.

Author: 
Monique E. Hammond
Imprint: 
Minneapolis, MN: Two Harbors Press, c2012

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