[Sw-l] What better way to write sign with more moves and handshapes
sutton at SIGNWRITING.ORG
Sat May 7 20:16:59 UTC 2022
May 7, 2022
Yes, there is a lot of documentation of children reading and writing SignWriting.
Here are some links:
Deaf Children Express their Grief
and so much more!
Thanks for your interest…
> On May 7, 2022, at 9:52 AM, Ms. AnnaGrace <msannagrace20 at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
> Hi Val,
> How reassuring it is to learn about children’s capability to signwrite, especially with proof of their work!
> Thank you so much for the links.
> On Sat, May 7, 2022 at 12:40 PM Valerie Sutton <sutton at signwriting.org> wrote:
> SignWriting List
> May 7, 2022
> Hello SW List, and AnnaGrace,
> Thank you for this question about children writing SignWriting by hand - children are more skilled than the adults! And they learn to read faster too - so both the SignWriting Printing, for reading literature, and SignWriting Handwriting, for writing by hand, are actually easy for children who use sign language as their primary language…
> Back in 1999, we started the SignWriting Literacy Project:
> SignWriting Literacy Project
> And some of the Teacher’s Reports are wonderful, showing photo after photo of Deaf children writing by hand and it is my understanding it was fun!
> One such group of photos I fell in love with - from Albuquerque, New Mexico… I believe the child is from a Navajo Indian Tribe nearby - Dr. Cecilia Flood wrote her dissertation on children learning SignWriting and as a part of her dissertation, she studied a classroom of Deaf children learning SignWriting…
> SignWriting in Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA
> Look at this example below...
>> On May 5, 2022, at 5:04 AM, Ms. AnnaGrace <msannagrace20 at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
>> Hi All,
>> I love the discussion in this thread.
>> While readability is important, we should keep in mind the writability of the symbols is also important.
>> In other words, a person should be able to write without requiring advanced drawing skills (eg, overlapping handshapes).
>> I ask myself, “Would an eight-year-old child be able to pen this?”
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