Summary: Now, for the first time, American Sign Language (ASL) students are able to study and appreciate full-length ASL narratives through the ASL Literature Series. Literature is widely viewed as the mirror of a community's language and culture and is a vital component of any foreign language curriculum. With literature, language students are able to study and appreciate how a language is used and how it reflects the culture of the community. ASL, the primary language in th ...show moree deaf community, is becoming increasingly popular. With the funding for research and development from DawnSignPress, Sam Supalla and Ben Bahan used innovative teaching approaches to create this first set of the ASL Literature Series. Future sets will deal in different genres, including poetry and drama. A Bird of a Different Feather & For a Decent Living, two original ASL narratives respectively by Ben Bahan and Sam Supalla, are covered in depth through classroom analysis and use of the Student Videotext & Workbook outside the class. ...show lessEdition/Copyright: 94
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