ASL Literature Series:

Student Workbook & Videotext

Keywords: Deaf Education Information/Books and Journals/sign language manuals and texts

Sam Supalla and Ben Bahan
208-page Workbook, 8 1/2 x 11
One 120-minute Video
ISBN: 0-915035-22-7
#2401 $29.95

Student's comprehension and appreciation of ASL literature will be enhanced as they are introduced to the art of narrative and literary analysis plus understanding of linguistic and cultural aspects of the two ASL narratives.

Ben Bahan's allegorical fable, Bird of a Different Feather, explores the experience of a bird living with a family of eagles. Rather than accepting the bird's differences, the eagle family tries to apply a pathological approach to raising the bird. It is an odyssey familiar to many deaf people.

Sam Supalla's For a Decent Living is a novella in which the protagonist is a deaf boy on a journey to find his deaf identity. Escaping from his unsympathetic hearing family, he faces the continuing dilemma of proving himself to his family, the deaf community, and society at large.

The Student Workbook includes a Comprehension Check, Language Notes, Background Information, Literary Questions, Retelling, and Anecdotes to help students to check their comprehension of the stories.

To order:
Dawn Sign Press
6130 Nancy Ridge Drive
San Diego, CA 92121-3223
Tel: 1-800-549-5350
Fax: 619-625-2336

Uploaded by Jennifer Waxman/Deaf Education Major/Kent State University