SignWriting Literacy Project 2012: Letter of Request

Valerie Sutton sutton at SIGNWRITING.ORG
Tue Jan 10 20:18:42 UTC 2012

SignWriting List
January 10, 2012


In 2012, donated SignWriting books, dvds and software will be available to teachers with signing students, deaf or hearing, in any country in the world.

Are you teaching students who use a sign language? Do you want to teach using SignWriting and need SignWriting materials?

Please read below….


Want to Participate?

Dear Teacher:
If you teach students who use a signed language to communicate, in a school, in a homeschool setting, or as a tutor, you are welcome to participate in the SignWriting Literacy Project.

We will need two things from you to begin the project….a Letter of Request and a Teacher's Report.

Part 1: Letter of Request
Please fill out the Letter of Request (see form below), with your signature, and post it to the SignWriting List:

Post to:


I will send the Teacher's Report form next message...

Sample Letter of Request

Below is a copy of a sample letter. Change it to fit your situation.
Please fill this out with your information, and post it to the SignWriting List:


Teacher's Name
School's Name
School's Street Address
Teacher's Email Address

Valerie Sutton
SignWriting Literacy Project
Deaf Action Committee For SignWriting

Dear Valerie,
The teachers of the ___________grade, at the ____________School, in the city of ___________ would like to participate in your SignWriting Literacy Project. We are part of the _______________School District, in the state and country of _________ (or explain you are a private tutor or teacher).

Some information about our signing students and/or our classroom and/or our school _____________________(write as much as you can about your teaching environment)……..

We would like to introduce SignWriting to our students. We are interested in learning and using SignWriting because_______________________. We have approximately _________number of students who will be participating in the Literacy Project.
We agree to complete the Teacher's Report in return for the SignWriting materials and technical support you donate to us. We understand that this letter and all reports and communications about the use of the donated materials will become public information and will be posted to the SignWriting List and posted on the SignWriting Web Site. You have our full permission to use the information as needed, regarding the SignWriting materials you have donated to us. We will give you feedback on how to improve the materials, and how the students and teachers use them.

Please send SignWriting materials for _________number of teachers and ___________number of students.

Thank you for considering us for your project.



Teachers & School

Email Addresses of Teachers

Name of School
Shipping Address of School

Please email this letter to:

The SignWriting List

If you have any questions about this letter, please feel free to write to me:-)

Valerie Sutton
Sutton at
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