Signed in ASM by: Linsay Darnall, Jr.
Reem’s Comment:I did not understand this story. It might be about how other animals (like a mouse). It reminded me of the idiom about a cat: If you give a cat a drink of milk. If we give the mouse a cook is an example of this. For me, it is just a funny story; there is no message. But it did give me some activity ideas; helping children to think, make up sentences, and see how one action can lead to another. One exercise would have the teacher say the first line, “If you give a mouse a cookie” and then ask a child to say what happens next, and so on, for each member of the class. This would be helpful for me, and the student teachers I will be working with, to plan learning activities for their students.
Signed in ASM by: Peter Cook
Reem’s Comment:I liked this book it gives the children ways to explain their feelings by using appropriate vocabulary. The books is helpful. I feel deaf children are more emotional that other children and this book helps them to “translate” their feelings into “words”. The book is excellent because it addresses important issues for deaf children
Handy Stories to Read and Sign
Handy Stories to Read and Sign takes a bilingual, fun approach to help beginning readers, deaf and hearing, improve their comprehension of both English and American Sign Language (ASL). Charmingly illustrated, the five stories presented here increase in complexity as the children’s vocabulary and reading skills increase during the school year. Introductions to each story explain to parents and teachers the elements emphasized, such as providing helpful information on how the formation of certain signs creates ASL rhymes.