Posted on June 21, 2013 by David Greenberg (BitcoDavid)
By Jean F. Andrews
[Editor's Note: After some embarrassing tech issues - which you may have caught, but have since been corrected - Jean F. Andrews has graciously filled us in on the Adapted Little Books. This information is also available in the comments section of In a Related Story…, originally posted on 6/19 - BitcoDavid]
Adapted Little Books is a series of emergent reader primers originally created by Dr. Jana Mason of University of Illinois and Dr. Christine McCormick of Eastern Illinois University. The 20 reproducible storybooks can be bought on Amazon.
As part of a research study we had native deaf parents translate the stories into ASL for purpose of distribution at the Alabama School for the Deaf – and their students’ parents. We had teachers provide one story session per week, integrated in their language arts program. Our goal was to give children a fun time enjoying independent reading. We are documenting their growth in letter, word and story abilities. Our research will be published this year. Little books is a program developed Byrd Mason and her colleagues and is supported by more than 25 years of research with hearing children. We adapted Dr Mason’s work with signing deaf children by adding ASL and are pleased with our results.
Jean F. Andrews is a Reading Specialist and Professor of Deaf Studies/Deaf Education at Lamar University.
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Posted on April 29, 2013 by David Greenberg (BitcoDavid)
Moorbey’z Blog – who by the way, is celebrating their 3rd anniversary – has honored DeafInPrison.com with the Most Influential Blogger award.
The rules are pretty simple. All we have to do is nominate 12 other bloggers and link to them. Although, I can’t know, I tried to nominate sites that haven’t already been nominated.
- Lipreading Mom
- BitcoDavid’s BoxingBlog
- iPhone Photoblogging
- MadMike’s America
- 4Ears, 4Eyes
- A Public Defender
- C’mon People or Sheeple
- School Psych Scholar
- Deafened but not Silent
- Glenn Langohr’s Memoirs
BitcoDavid is a blogger and a blog site consultant. In former lives, he was an audio engineer, a videographer, a teacher – even a cab driver. He is an avid health and fitness enthusiast and a Pro/Am boxer. He has spent years working with diet and exercise to combat obesity and obesity related illness.
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