Deaf Culture Theme UnitDeveloped by B.J. LAWRENCE
- LEA's primary focus ( there are so few childrens books about Deaf culture we'll write our own)
- Building word banks from all content areas
- repeated readings aloud
- Oral recitations (in Sign)
- ( write & share )2
- DL-TA & Story maps on stories to stimulate own writing ideas
- Texts:Silent Observer, I'm Deaf and It's Okay, Now I Understand, Finding a Common Language
- KWL activity
- Anticipation guide: "Deaf Way" video
- Agree/Disaree, Think-Pair-Share, Discussion Web
- Story Map & Reading aloud: Ch. 4 Seeing Voices
- Reading aloud, context clues & DL-TA: Selected stories from Deaf Herritage
- Picture journals & invented spelling (entries can come from all content areas & may lead to LEA stories)
- Art conversations on deaf artists
- Prior knowledge of cartoons (about and by the Deaf)
- Free writing with picture prompt :The Handmade Alphabet
- Stories, poems, plays by Deaf authors/for Deaf audience selected from:A Deaf Adult Speaks Out, Deaf in America, Another Handful of Stories, At Home Among Strangers
- Reading aloud
- Group mapping
- Context clues
- Readers theater
- Books: Winnie th Pooh series-schema activating
- Cleveland Signstage Theatre performance:Winnie the Pooh
- Make own play : choose a favorite story, wordbank building, repeated reading, perform for parents or other class
- Speakers: Deaf adults talk about their job, favorite books, uses of reading & writing everyday
- Rankin, Laura (1991). The Handmade Alphabet. New York: Dial Books (picture book)
- Charlip, Remy (1987). TheHandtalk Birthday. New York: Four Winds Press. (all ASL)
- Arthur, Catherine (1979). My Sister's Silent World. Chicago: Childrens Press.
- Aseltine, Lorraine (1986). I'm Deaf and It's Okay. Niles: Albert Whitmat & Co.
- Walker, LouAnn (1985). Amy, the Story of a Deaf Child. New York: E.P. Dutton, Inc.
- Bergman, Thomas (1989). Finding A Common Language. Milwaukee: Gareth Stevens, Inc.
- Charlip, Remy (1974). Handtalk. New York: Four Winds Press.
- MacKinnon, Chrisy (1993). Silent Observer. Washington, D.C.: Gallaudet University Press.
- Gallaudet University The Fantastic Series (1990). Imagination, Actors and "Deaf Way!". Washington, D.C.: Gallaudet University Press.
- Levi, Dorothy H. (1991). A Very Special Sister.Washington, D.C.: Gallaudet University Press.
- Pace, Betty (1989). Chris Gets Ear Tubes. Washington, D.C.: Gallaudet University Press.
- LaMore, Gregory S. (1980). Now I Understand. Washington, D.C.: Gallaudet University Press.
- Starowitz, Anne Marie (1988). The Day We Met Cindy. Washington, D.C. : Gallaudet University Press.
- Pittle, I.. & Rosen, R. (Eds.) (1984). Another Handful of Stories. Washington, D.C.: Gallaudet University Press.
- Jacobs, Leo M. (1989). A Deaf Adult Speaks Out. Washington, D.C. : Gallaudet University Press.
- Schein, J.D. (1989). At Home Among Strangers. Washington, D.C.: Gallaudet University Press.
- Padden, C. & Humphries, T. (1988). Deaf in America: Vocies from a Culture. Cambridge: Harvard University Press.
- Sacks, Oliver (1989). Seeing Voices. New York: Harper Collins.