NEW VL2 Storybook App: The Boy Who Cried Wolf

Boy Who Cried Wolf The classic Aesop’s fable about the boy who cried wolf is brought to life in a wholly new medium with vivid American Sign Language storytelling, adding cinematic elements to a timeless tale. Accompanied by detailed paintings that evoke times of yore, this storybook app for the iPad comes with over 140 vocabulary words, signed and fingerspelled. App design is based on proven research on bilingualism and visual learning from Visual Language and Visual Learning.

In The Boy Who Cried Wolf VL2 Storybook you will also find:

• Talented and professional ASL storytelling by Justin Jackerson

• Original artwork by renowned artist Pamela Witcher

• Easy and accessible navigation designed for children

• Retina supported images

• Over 140 vocabulary words in American Sign Language!

• Perfect tool for parents learning ASL along with their child! Read together!

• Audio voice-over provided for all vocabulary words.

• App features page by page videos, as well as a full ASL story with animations!

All revenues from this app will go towards research and the development of more bilingual & interactive storybook apps!

You can find this app online here. BWCW 3 BWCW 2 BWCW 4

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“I See What You Mean”: Visualizing English Grammar

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Gallaudet University is quickly becoming my favorite resource for video lectures. They have speakers discussing everything under the sun.

Here’s one presentation that I thought would be very useful and informative for our Pathfinders who teach students in ASL.

Dr. Kristin Di Perri is an independent literacy consultant. The VL2 website describes her presentation:

Research on visual language and learning for deaf children continues to underscore the necessity for a pedagogical revision in the way we teach English literacy skills. However, there is often a disconnect between research implications and the actual implementation of effective instruction. In this presentation, Dr. Di Perri discussed an interactive instructional approach for teaching English grammatical elements in a manner that maximizes visual information and retention/internalization of concepts.”

I don’t mean to fool you.

This presentation has already happened.

But you can watch it (as many times as your heart desires) online at http://videocatalog.gallaudet.edu/?id=14328.

This presentation is in spoken English with ASL interpretation and captions.

Enjoy (and let us know what you think)!

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To learn more about Georgia Pathway to Language & Literacy, please visit our website at www.georgialiteracy.org or email us at gapathway@gmail.com.