Sign Language Resources
located in the Curriculum Lab
Charlip, Remy. HANDTALK BIRTHDAY: A NUMBER & STORYBOOK. Words and sign language depict friends helping a deaf woman celebrate her birthday.c1974, 1986.
Rankin, Laura. THE HANDMADE ALPHABET. Presents the hand shape for each letter of the American manual alphabet accompanied by an object whose name begins with that letter.c1991.
Lakin, Pat. DAD AND ME IN THE MORNING. A deaf boy and his father share a special time as they watch the sun rise at the beach. c1994.
Wahl, Jan. JAMIE'S TIGER. After he is ill with German measles, Jamie learns to cope with
his loss of hearing. c1978.
Ward,Jill. NATURAL SIGN LANGUAGE THESAURUS OF USEFUL SIGNS AND SYNONYMS. This book will enable an individual to find a variety of words which have the same meaning and which are signed the same way.c1978.
Peter, Diana. CLAIRE AND EMMA. A true story of two bright and pretty little girls who were born deaf. They wear hearing aids and they both are taking lessons to help them speak well. c1976.
Wolf, Bernard. ANNA'S SILENT WORLD. Describes special training and equipment used to help a deaf youngster talk, read, and write. c1977.
Bornstein, Harry. LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD: TOLD IN SIGNED ENGLISH. The well‑known fairy tale about a little girl who meets a wolf posing as her grandmother, accompanied by diagrams showing how to form the Signed English signs for each word of the text. c1990.
Bourke, Linda. HANDMADE ABC: A MANUAL ALPHABET. The manual alphabet is introduced through illustrations of each signed letter and of items beginning with that letter. c1981.
Bourke, Linda. SIGNS OF A FRIEND. A sign language picture book with a friendly message to be read as its pages are flipped. c1982.
Fain, Kathleen. HANDSIGNS: A SIGN LANGUAGE ALPHABET. Presents an animal for each letter of the alphabet, accompanied by the corresponding sign for that letter in American Sign Language. c1993.
Greene, Laura. SIGN LANGUAGE, A FIRST BOOK. Discusses the development of sign language and describes how it is used in conjunction with finger spelling, speech reading, and other forms of communication to help individuals with impaired hearing. c1981.
Kramer, Jackie. YOU CAN LEARN SIGN LANGUAGE! More than 300 useful words in pictures, organized by topic.c1999.
Saulnier, Karen Luczak. THE CLOCK BOOK: IN SIGNED ENGLISH. "Prepared under the supervision of the staff of the Gallaudet Signed English Project: Lillian B. Hamilton, Harry Bornstein, director." 1985, c1975
Sullivan, Mary Beth. A SHOW OF HANDS: SAY IT WITH SIGN LANGUAGE. An introduction to the sign language used by many deaf and hearing impaired people. c1980.
Wheeler, Cindy. MORE SIMPLE SIGNS. Teaches twenty-nine signs from American Sign Language with illustrations and useful hints for remembering them. c1998.
Wheeler, Cindy. SIMPLE SIGNS. Demonstrates through illustrations and brief text twenty‑nine American Sign Language signs for words such as hello, cry, dog, and love. c1995.
Patterson, Francine. THE EDUCATION OF KOKO. The world's most renowned gorilla is drawing on a vocabulary of more than 600 words, conversing through a computer terminal, signing with her Mate-to-be, Michael, and speculating on death. c1981.
Michel, Anna. THE STORY OF NIM. Relates the story of Nim, a chimpanzee who is being taught to use sign language to "talk" as part of a program to study language acquisition by animals. c1980.
Litchfield, Ada Bassett. A BUTTON IN HER EAR. A little girl relates how her hearing deficiency is detected and corrected with the use of a hearing aid. c1976.
Bowen, Andy Russell. A WORLD OF KNOWING- A STORY ABOUT THOMAS HOPKINS GALLAUDET. A biography of the founder of the first school for the deaf in the United States who, among other accomplishments, evolved a new sign language and wrote children's books. c1995.
Neimaik, Anne E. A DEAF CHILD LISTENED: THOMAS GALLAUDET, PIONEET IN AMERICAN EDUCATION A biography of a man whose pioneering efforts in educating deaf
children in the early part of the nineteenth century are still being felt today. c1983.
Corcoran, Barbara. A DANCE TO STILL MUSIC. Deafened by an illness, fourteen-year-old Margaret refuses to accept her condition and runs away in fear that her mother's remarriage may mean she'll be sent to a boarding school for the deaf.c1974.
Montgomery, Elizabeth. THE MYSTERY OF THE NEW BOY NEXT DOOR. Neighborhood children think the new boy is mean until he leads them on a mysterious puzzle-solving hunt. c1978.
Riskind, Mary. APPLE IS MY SIGN. A 10-year-old boy returns to his parents' apple farm for the holidays after his first term at a school for the deaf in Philadelphia. c1981.
Shreve, Susan Richards. THE GIFT OF THE GIRL WHO COULDN'T HEAR. Two friends, one of whom is deaf, help each other when tryouts are held for a seventh-grade production of "Annie." c1991.
Kirchner, Suzie Linton. PLAY IT BY SIGN: GAMES IN SIGN LANGUAGE. c1974.
Madsen, Willard J. CONVERSATIONAL SIGN LANGUAGE. [1982?]
Shroyer, Edgar H. SIGNS OF THE TIMES. c1982.
Flodin, SIGNING ILLUSTRATED: THE COMPLETE LEARNING GUIDE. c1994.
Mowery, Charlane. DEVELOPMENTAL LANGUAGE LESSONS. Cards contain lessons enabling instructor to teach basic grammatical structures to children in a conversational setting, allowing for spontaneous interaction between child and teacher, and thus keeping imitative language to a minimum. Designed primarily for language-delayed children, but can also be used with hearing impaired, learning disabled, and mentally retarded children. c1977.
Sign Media, Inc., c1981 AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE:A TEACHER'S RESOURCE TEXT ON CURRICULUM, METHODS & EVALUATION [videorecording] (60 min.) Gives guidelines on teaching American sign language and structured activities for classroom without the use of spoken English.
Sign Media, Inc., c1981. AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE:A TEACHER'S RESOURCE TEXT ON GRAMMAR AND CULTURE [videorecording] (60 min.) Focuses on the use of three basic types of sentences, four verb inflections, locative relationships and pronouns, etc. by using sign language.
Sign Media, Inc. c1980. AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE: A STUDENT TEXT Units 1-9 [videorecording] (60 min.) Practice tape demonstrating grammar and structure of sign language.
Sign Media, Inc. c1980. AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE: A STUDENT TEXT Units 10-18 [videorecording] .(60 min.) Part of the multi‑media series designed for the teacher and student of American Sign Language (ASL). The videotape illustrates the dialogues for the student text it accompanies, and also provides ASL stories, poems and dramatic prose for classroom use.
Sign Media, Inc. c1990. AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE: Tales From the Green Books. [videorecording] (56 min., 20 sec.) Compilation of stories and narrative descriptions used in the series: American Sign Language.
Crown Video, c1985. SAY IT BY SIGNING. [videorecording] (60 min.) A video guide to the basics of sign language.
Hearing-Impaired Products Co., c1989. SIGNING EXACT ENGLISH: BASIC SIGN LANGUAGE COURSE. [videorecording] (120 min.)
REF 371.912 C357ed
Associations for Education of the Deaf. CATALOG OF EDUCATIONAL CAPTIONED FILMS FOR THE DEAF. c1980.
Created by Donna Wallach, June 2003