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Alphabets Around the World
Summary: 

Provides a sample of various manual alphabets used in 18 selected countries around the world. It illustrates some of the differences and similarities between them. Each of the individuals featured in this tape is Deaf and is from the country indicated. Each alphabet is presented 3 times - once at full speed, once in slow motion and again at full speed. Prior knowledge of a given countries’ alphabet would be useful. Alphabets from the following countries are included: Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Chile, Dominican Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Chana, Italy, Japan, Namibia, Pakistan, Quebec, Thailand, United States, U.S.S.R., and Venezuela.

Author: 
Dennis Cokely
Imprint: 
Burtonsville, MD: Sign Media, Inc., 1990, 2012
Signs Around the World: Australia, France and Thailand
Summary: 

Each of the individual countries in this series features male and female Deaf signers. Each country tape has three sections: a personal introduction section; a vocabulary section (pictures are shown to the signers after which they give the sign); and a narrative section (a videotaped ASL story is shown to the signers which they are asked to repeat in their native sign language).

Author: 
Dennis Cokely
Imprint: 
Burtonsville, MD : Sign Media, Inc. , 2012
Signs Around the World: Japan, Italy and Finland
Summary: 

Each of the individual countries in this series features male and female Deaf signers. Each country tape has three sections: a personal introduction section; a vocabulary section (pictures are shown to the signers after which they give the sign); and a narrative section (a videotaped ASL story is shown to the signers which they are asked to repeat in their native sign language).

Author: 
Dennis Cokely
Imprint: 
Burtonsville, MD : Sign Media, Inc. , 2012
Colors Around the World
Summary: 

The purpose of this tape is to illustrate some signs for selected colors used by Deaf people in 16 different countries around the world. All signers will demonstrate the citation form of the sign for a given color before proceeding to the next color. The colors featured are: red, white, yellow, brown, black, orange, silver, gold, dark blue, light blue, pink, dark green, light green, purple and gray. The countries represented are Australia, Chilie, Dominican Republic, Finland, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Namibia, Pakistan, Quebec, Sweden, Thailand, U.S.A. and U.S.S.R.

Author: 
Dennis Cokely
Imprint: 
Burtonsville, MD: Sign Media, Inc., 1990, 2012
Countries Around the World
Summary: 

This tape presents signs used by Deaf people in different countries to refer to their country. Signs were compiled through interviews with Deaf people from different countries, foreign Sign Language interpreters, members of the U.S. Deaf Olympic team, and participants at the “Deaf Way.” Please note: there may be regional or geo-political variations of signs within a given country that differ from the signs presented on this tape. The country signs are presented in geographic groupings.

Author: 
Adan Penilla
Imprint: 
Burtonsville, MD: Sign Media, Inc., 1991
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 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 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 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
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 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
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 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
Educational Interpreting Practice, Secondary Level- MCE, DVD 12
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, 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
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
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
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
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
Signing time! Preschool & Child Care Program
Summary: 

The Signing Time Preschool and Child Care Program gives you music, videos and easy-to-do activities that teach language and social skills through signing. This complete package contains all the resources you need to add music, movement, signing, and fun to your early childhood classroom, playgroup, or day care program. Includes 4 teacher guides, each with 7 themed units, 4 Baby Signing Time DVDs, 4 Baby Signing Time Music CDs, 4 Reference Charts, and 4 Resource CDs with hundreds of printables.

Author: 
Two Little Hands
Imprint: 
Salt Lake City, UT: Two Little Hands Productions, 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
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
Rachel and the TreeSchoolers: A Rainy Day
Summary: 

A rainstorm interferes with the TreeSchoolers' plans to play outside. Abacus Finch is afraid of thunder and lightning. His friends, with your help, teach Abacus about weather phenomena so he won't be afraid.

Intended to entertain and educate, Rachel and her TreeSchooler friends use stories and songs to teach a preschool curriculum and character-building values.  The Rainy Day curriculum includes weather concepts, problem solving, rhyming, sorting, storytelling, a limited amount of ASL, and the values of courage and kindness

Author: 
Two Little Hands Productions
Imprint: 
Midvale, Utah: Two Little Hands Productions, 2012
Look Who's Signing Part 1 A-J
Summary: 

Look Who’s Signing focuses on infants, toddlers, and young children, presents basic signs in American Sign Language, introduces the alphabet, and presents vocabulary for each letter. Presents 26 vocabulary words and signs.

Author: 
Express Yourself, Baby!
Imprint: 
Mullica Hill, NJ: Express Yourself Baby LLC, 2009
Look Who's Signing Part 2 K-Z
Summary: 

Look Who’s Signing focuses on infants, toddlers, and young children, presents basic signs in American Sign Language, introduces the alphabet, and presents vocabulary for each letter.  Presents 20 vocabulary words and signs.

Author: 
Express Yourself, Baby!
Imprint: 
Mullica Hill, NJ: Express Yourself Baby LLC, 2009

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