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Rather Ordinary Stories: Basic 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-c2002
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Rather Ordinary Stories: Intermediate 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
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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
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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
Sports Signs
Summary: 

This Sports Signs DVD is designed for use by anybody interested in becoming more familiar with sports and the signs associated with the sport.  The DVD covers Basketball, Baseball, Volleyball and Soccer and each sport has three sections: a history of the game, an overview of the rules of the game and finally the vocabulary used to play the game.  The vocabulary is shown from two angles in order to fully view the sign.

Author: 
Sign Media
Imprint: 
Burtonsville, MD: Sign Media, Inc., 2011
Educational Interpreting Practice DVD 7: Elementary Level PSE
Summary: 

This DVD 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.”

DVD contains the following:

• Students who are deaf or hard of hearing relating stories about their lives in sign language
• A voiced interpretation of the student signer
• A CD that has a PDF file that contains a complete transcript of the voiced interpretation

Author: 
Boys Town Press
Imprint: 
Boys Town, NE: Boys Town Press, 2012
Educational Interpreting Practice DVD 6: Secondary Level
Summary: 

This DVD 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.”

DVD contains the following:

• Students who are deaf or hard of hearing relating stories about their lives in sign language
• A voiced interpretation of the student signer
• A CD that has a PDF file that contains a complete transcript of the voiced interpretation

Author: 
Boys Town Press
Imprint: 
Boys Town, NE: Boys Town Press, 2012
Educational Interpreting Practice DVD 5: Elementary Level
Summary: 

This DVD 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.”

DVD contains the following:

• Students who are deaf or hard of hearing relating stories about their lives in sign language
• A voiced interpretation of the student signer
• A CD that has a PDF file that contains a complete transcript of the voiced interpretation

Author: 
Boys Town Press
Imprint: 
Boys Town, NE: Boys Town Press, 2012
Mr. Shineyhead's Assorted Stories
Summary: 

This DVD has a variety of stories by Patrick Fischer, a storyteller, actor and teacher, which are meant to entertain and provide receptive practice.  Intended for experienced ASL users and advanced students. The stories in “Mr. Shineyhead’s Travels” also include elements of Deaf Culture. The stories in “Tales in the Dark” have themes that are more sinister, focusing on mystery, sadness and death.  All of the stories include a variety of ASL Classifiers.

Mr. Shineyhead's Travels:

  •   Deaf Dog in the Park
  •   State Fair
  •   Mr Wild Wild West
  •   Gone Fishin'
  •   The Pirate
  •   Me Here!

Tales in the Dark:

  •   The Mountain Lion
  •   Ice Lake
  •   Civil War
  •   Lorelei
  •   The Goblins

Also includes a special ASL translation of the Star-Spangled Banner.

Author: 
Patrick Fischer
Imprint: 
Clinton, Washington: VisualizeASL, 2009
Educational Interpreting Practice DVD 9: Elementary Level ASL
Summary: 

This DVD 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.”

DVD contains the following:

• Students who are deaf or hard of hearing relating stories about their lives in sign language
• A voiced interpretation of the student signer
• A CD that has a PDF file that contains a complete transcript of the voiced interpretation

Author: 
Boys Town Press
Imprint: 
Boys Town, NE: Boys Town Press, 2012
Educational Interpreting Practice DVD 8: Secondary Level PSE
Summary: 

This DVD 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.”

DVD contains the following:

• Students who are deaf or hard of hearing relating stories about their lives in sign language
• A voiced interpretation of the student signer
• A CD that has a PDF file that contains a complete transcript of the voiced interpretation

Author: 
Boys Town Press
Imprint: 
Boys Town, NE: Boys Town Press, 2012
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
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American Sign Language
Summary: 

This set of materials is geared towards the beginner signer introducing them to American Sign Language through the alphabet, numbers, and important conversational words and phrases.   The book introduces several topics and the signs associated with those topics.  These signs are demonstrated on the DVD and are also on the accompanying flashcards.

Topics covered:

  • Getting Started
  • Signing Savvy
  • Fingerspelling
  • Meet and Greet
  • All Kinds of Folk
  • Going Places
  • Room and Board
  • The Big Outdoors
  • Actions Sign Louder than Words
  • Color Your World
  • It’s About Time
  • Counting On It
Author: 
Catherine Nichols
Imprint: 
San Diego, Calif.: Thunder Bay Pr., c2011
SignMaster: A Master ASL! Vocabulary Review Game
Summary: 

Based on Master ASL! Level One by Jason E. Zinza

Players move through a full color game board advancing when they correctly sign vocabulary words, sentences, and expressions. Challenge cards enable a player to question another player'­s sign production. If incorrect, the player loses a turn.

3 to 8 players. A fun way to review vocabulary and practice sentences!

Author: 
Beverly G. Stokem
Imprint: 
Burtonsville, MD: Sign Media, Inc., 2010
Shouting Won't Help: Why I and 50 Million Other Americans Can't Hear You
Summary: 

A memoir from the New York editor and writer in which she explores the invisible disability of deafness from personal, psychological, and physiological perspectives

Author: 
Katherine Bouton
Imprint: 
New York: Sarah Crichton Books/Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2013
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Shut Up and Sign Series
Summary: 

Bob Hiltermann, a deaf actor and comedian, teaches American Sign Language in a way meant to educate and entertain.  Bob uses Sim-Com. Outtakes are included at the end of each video.

Episode #1:        Don’t Worry, Be Happy                
This episode teaches introductions, emotions & states of being, verbs & nouns, and the first letters of the alphabet. The special features include a signed music video for “Don’t Worry Be Happy”. 

Episode #2:        We Are Family                 
This episode teaches family, inside the house, colors, pronouns, and more letters of the alphabet.  The special features include a signed music video for “We Are Family”.

Episode #3:        Cloud Lucky Seven
This episode teaches numbers, time concepts, and final letters of the alphabet.  The special features include a signed music video for “Cloud Lucky Seven.”

Author: 
Bob Hiltermann
Imprint: 
Van Nuys, Calif.: Shut up and Sign, 2012
Say It By Signing
Summary: 

Welcome to the fourth most commonly used language in the United States - sign language. English subtitles appear as an aid. Learn at your own pace by replaying the lessons until you feel comfortable moving on to the next lesson. Repetition is the key to learning any foreign language.

Author: 
Elaine Costello
Imprint: 
Seattle, WA: Multimedia 2000, c2003
Shut Up and Sign: Reading Fingerspelling Series
Summary: 

Bob Hiltermann, a deaf actor, provides practice for reading fingerspelling with words, numbers, and sentences. 

Beginner Level 1:    
Includes over 200 words & numbers and 25 sentences.  The ASL alphabet is taught. The fingerspelled words/sentences are arranged in topics including animals and foods.

Intermediate Level 2:  
Includes over 300 words & numbers and 35 sentences.  The fingerspelled words/sentences are arranged in topics including names, around the house, and transportation.

Advanced Level 3:               
Includes over 400 words & numbers and 45 sentences.  The fingerspelled words/sentences are arranged in topics including work, earth, cities and sports.

Author: 
Bob Hiltermann
Imprint: 
Van Nuys, Calif.: Shut up and Sign, 2012
Using Signing Time With Children in Speech and Language Therapy
Summary: 

The Guide “Using Signing Time with Children in Speech and Language Therapy” provides useful information about how parents and therapists can use Signing Time to support the development of important language and social skills of children with a variety of speech and language disorders. The full guide includes the following sections:

  • What is a Speech and Language Pathologist (SLP) or Speech Therapist?
  • What is a Speech and Language Disorder?
  • Common Challenges for Children with Speech and Language Disorders
  • How Signing Helps Children with Speech and Language Disorders
  • How to Use Signing in Speech and Language Therapy
  • Helping Parents Support Therapy at Home
  • What is Signing Time?
  • Success Stories
Author: 
Abbey Cook; Kimberly Fries
Imprint: 
Salt Lake City, UT: Two Little Hands Productions, 20--?
Using Signing Time in Early Childhood Settings: a Guide for Educators
Summary: 

The Guide “Using Signing Time in Early Childhood Settings: A Guide for Educators” provides useful tips and strategies to enhance the development of language, cognitive, and social-emotional skills in young children. The full guide includes the following sections:

  • Benefits of Signing in Early Childhood Settings
  • Getting Started
  • Integrating Signs into Your Curriculum
  • Teach language and thinking skills
  • Teach social-emotional skills
  • Manage conflicts in the classroom
  • Involve parents in signing at home
  • Recommended Resources
  • Sample Lesson Plan: Let’s Be Friends
  • What is Signing Time?
  • Success Stories
Author: 
Robin Williams; Kyle Stielow
Imprint: 
Salt Lake City, UT: Two Little Hands Productions, 20--?
Using Signing Time With Children Who Have Down Syndrome
Summary: 

The Guide “Using Signing Time with Children Who Have Down Syndrome” provides useful information about how parents and teachers can use Signing Time to support the development of important language and social skills of children with Down syndrome. The full guide includes the following sections:

  • About Trisomy 21/Down Syndrome
  • How Does Down Syndrome Affect Language Development?
  • What is Signing Time?
  • How Can Signing Support Language Development?
  • Signing at Home: Tips for Parents
  • Signing at School: Tips for Educators
  • Success Stories
Author: 
Annie Young; Colleen Brunetti
Imprint: 
Salt Lake City, UT: Two Little Hands Productions, 20--?
Supporting the Autism Spectrum Using Signing Time
Summary: 

The Guide “Supporting the Autism Spectrum Using Signing Time” provides useful information about how parents and teachers can use Signing Time to support the development of language skills and social skills of individuals on the autism spectrum. The full guide includes the following sections:

  • What is Autism?
  • Common Challenges for Individuals with Autism and Their Caregivers
  • Sign Language for Effective Communication
  • What is Signing Time?
  • How Signing Time Can Help?
  • How can I Incorporate Signing Time into my Child’s Treatment Program?
  • Tips for Teaching and Using Signs in Daily Life
  • Success Stories

Use the Autism Guide to increase communication and social skills with children on the Autism Spectrum.

Author: 
Kimberly Fries; Brenda Gardner-Jones
Imprint: 
Salt Lake City, UT: Two Little Hands Productions, 20--?
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--?

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