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Sign to Learn American Sign Language in the Early Childhood Classroom

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ISBN-10: 1929610696

ISBN-13: 9781929610693

Edition: 2005

Authors: Kirsten Dennis, Tressa Azpiri

List price: $24.95
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Description:

Everyone is talking about signing with infants. "Sign to Learn is the first complete introduction to appropriate sign language curriculum for young hearing preschoolers. In this unique resource, teachers will learn how to integrate American Sign Language (ASL) into their classrooms to enhance academic, social, and emotional development, as well as to introduce children respectfully to deaf culture. Appendixes include a thorough ASL illustration index, sample letters to families, and a resource list for further reading.
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Book details

List price: $24.95
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Redleaf Press
Publication date: 10/1/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 208
Size: 8.75" wide x 11.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

Foreword
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Sign Language Terms
History of American Sign Language
What Is Deafness?
How Did American Sign Language Develop?
Why Was American Sign Language Controversial?
How Was American Sign Language Finally Accepted?
How Did This Change Deaf Education?
Research on Teaching Sign Language to Hearing Children
Deaf and Hearing Students Together
Children with Special Needs
Second-Language Learners
Babies and Toddlers
Early Literacy
Guiding Principles of the American Sign Language Curriculum
Start Early
Start Simple
Make It Fun
Make It Meaningful
Include Information about People Who Are Deaf
Use American Sign Language
Use Existing Classroom Materials
Include All Teachers and Staff Members
Share with Families
Relax!
Signs for "It's Raining, It's Pouring"
Teaching and Learning about American Sign Language and Deaf Culture
Why Teach about Deafness and Deaf Culture?
Learning about Deaf Culture
Teaching about Deaf Culture
Learning American Sign Language
Lesson Plan-"Sign Time"
American Sign Language in an Early Childhood Literacy Program
Why It Works
How to Include ASL in an Early Childhood Literacy Program
Literacy Signs
American Sign Language for Classroom Management
Engage Your Students
Effectively Redirect Behavior
Establish Routines
Ease Transitions
Address Different Learning Styles
Increase Communication with Children with Special Needs
Create a Common Language in a Multilingual Classroom
Help Children Understand and Express Feelings
Clam the Classroom
Build Community
Classroom Management Signs
Thematic Lesson Plans
The ASL Illustrations
Unit Order
Introducing ASL Vocabulary
Using Children's Books
Songs
A Final Word
Feelings
Family
School
Food
Colors
Seasons
Community Helpers
Animals
American Sign Language Illustration Index
Sample Letter to Families
References
Resources