The Atlanta Area School for the Deaf, Center for Accessible Technology in Sign, presents three stories from Scholastic, one of the largest publishers and distributors of children’s books. Shown with partial animation and pop-in signed interpretations are: Leo the Late Bloomer; A Weekend with Wendell; and Joey Runs Away.
The story of There’s Something in My Attic is brought to life with original music, voice and sign language helping all children appreciate the richness of a visual language. Missy Keast interprets as a little girl captures a nightmare to show her parents that there really is something in the attic. There are bonus features including a read-along text, an activity guide, an interactive quiz, and ASL vocabulary.
After teaching developmental writing to deaf students for may years, Sue Livingston found that students who can read and analyze written texts become better writers. They achieve their improvement by reading, then writing about what they have read. Livingston has embodied her successful approach in Working Text: Teaching Deaf and Second-Language Students to Be Better Writers.
In this straightforward instructional book, Livingston first explains what is involved and why her methods work with deaf students, second-language students, and other students who need to improve their writing ability. Upon this foundation, Working Text delineates how to teach students to write through reading and writing exercises. These exercises have been carefully crafted using the X-Word Grammar approach to help students discover common language constructions that they can apply to their own writing. As the students progress, their understanding of the elements of good writing will grow.