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Keywords

Sign language--Study and teaching (Primary);

Abstract

This project examines using sign language as a multisensory learning tool in hearing classrooms. Included is a brief history of sign language in the United States as well as a review of different types of sign language. This project provides a rationale for incorporating sign language into the hearing classroom by examining the relationship between sign and gains in literacy achievement. The primary goal of using sign language in the classroom is for students to become better readers, writers, and spellers. This will be accomplished by teaching students to fingerspell and sign sight words. Research detailing use of sign in hearing classrooms, sight word acquisition, and learning styles is reviewed. Ideas for implementation of signing in a first grade classroom, a timeline, and recommendations are provided.

Year of Submission

2006

Degree Name

Master of Arts in Education

Department

Department of Curriculum and Instruction

First Advisor

Rebecca K. Edmiaston

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Date Original

2006

Object Description

1 PDF file (vi, 65 pages)

Language

EN

File Format

application/pdf

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