Open Access Graduate Research Paper
Sign language--Study and teaching (Primary);
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
Master of Arts in Education
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
Rebecca K. Edmiaston
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©2006 Angela M. Schneden
Schneden, Angela M., "Sign to learn : sign language as a teaching tool in hearing classrooms" (2006). Graduate Research Papers. 1475.