handwriting lesson for kids

Valerie Sutton signwriting at MAC.COM
Tue Jan 9 17:58:56 UTC 2007

SignWriting List
January 9, 2007

Here are the links to downloading the three books for kids:

Workbook SW Level 1

Storybook SW Level 2

ASL Picture Dictionary for kids

but I will try to print some for you today too...

I look forward to getting more Level 1 workbooks with other story  
lines other than Goldilocks someday, so let's talk about taking your  
Mother Goose literature and creating workbooks for those stories  
too...in the future...for Level 1...it is not that hard to do...just  
need some focus time!

and congrats once again for teaching SignWriting at the Georgia  
School for the Deaf!

Val ;-)


On Jan 9, 2007, at 9:42 AM, Valerie Sutton wrote:

> SignWriting List
> January 9, 2007
> On Jan 9, 2007, at 6:14 AM, CWren at doe.k12.ga.us wrote:
>> Val, As you know, Donna and I will begin teaching the kids this  
>> friday... would you recommend starting them with handwriting  
>> symbols, since that is primarily what they will be doing at first,  
>> or with the full symbols as done in the computer, since that is  
>> what they will be reading primarily...  Does my question make  
>> sense?  Should I do up a handwritten version of Hickory Dickory,  
>> for example, rather than use the computer printed one, since they  
>> will not be using the computer themselves right away?  Which  
>> symbol set should they learn first?
> My Goodness! You need the materials I developed for teaching  
> children in different Levels...
> No...do not start with Hickory Dickory Dock, which is beautifully  
> written, but is too advanced for beginning writers and especially  
> children...it is Level 3 or 4...that can be introduced after they  
> have completed a Workbook in Level 1...
> I was so hoping that you and Donna would join the Literacy Project  
> and ask for the materials and then I would print and send them to  
> you...that way you would have the Levels 1, 2, 3 and 4 we developed  
> for children...
> But let me explain...
> We developed SignWriting Levels for teaching children...which we  
> used in the Albuquerque School system for years...
> Goldilocks at SignWriting Level 1 is a workbook and coloring book  
> for young children...the children learn specific symbols and write  
> them in rows, and color pictures and then write the signs for  
> those  pictures...then we graduate them to Level 2, 3 and  
> 4...later, after they have completed writing the whole Workbook  
> Level 1...they learn to read simple writing, and then graduate to  
> more complex writing, like your marvelous stories, Cherie, which  
> are at Level 3 and 4...
> You can download all four levels of writing and reading Goldilocks  
> on the web...
> All of your written literature, including Hickory Dickory Dock, can  
> be developed in 4 Levels too...but that takes some development  
> time ;-)
> So today, Tuesday, I am going to print 10 workbooks for you, and  
> send them Express Mail to you...they may not make it by  
> Friday...but we can try!
> You can also download the PDF of Workbook 1 and print them out for  
> your kids yourself...Can you print in color at your school? Here is  
> the link for Workbook 1:
> Download & Print Workbook 1, at Level 1 for kids:
> http://www.signwriting.org/archive/thumbnails/00025.html
> On this web page, you will see documents 76, 77 and 78...all three  
> are used with young children...but number 76 is the Workbook Level  
> 1...for Hand-Printing basic symbols...
> Val ;-)

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