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Mrs. Williams from Milford VA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

HandsSpeak Library

My students need a library of visual media like the ASL Superpack and ASL CDs to stimulate and increase their vocabulary. The literature will expose them to the culture and perspectives of the Deaf World experience.

  • $564 goal

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My Students

High Schoolers grades 9-12 who can hear are learning sign language skills so they can communicate with the Deaf community and other signers and explore careers that utilize signed language. This is the first year students are being offered American Sign Language through the World Languages department of our rural community's high school. We are just starting out and need a classroom library to support our media and literary resources as we learn from Deaf and hearing sign language professionals.

My Project

Looking at an actual live language model beats a textbook any day. The ASL Superpack and ASL CD provide native signers accurately expressing signs with correct movement and appropriate facial expressions. Scrabble Slam, Numbers Bingo and Even Steven's Odd will all be played "WITHOUT VOICES"

The 3D geometric shapes, Shape and Color forms will enable students to build concepts in visual space as they learn to represent sign concepts.

The incredible array of short novels, biographies and narratives told across diverse cultures will introduce high schoolers to the differences found with the Deaf community and their similarities with hearing culture.

Mrs. Williams
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Advanced American Sign Language SuperPack-DVD • AKJ Education $72.86 1 $72.86
El Deafo • AKJ Education $7.99 3 $23.97
Scattergories Categories Game • AKJ Education $15.29 1 $15.29
Even Steven'S Odd!™ • AKJ Education $14.59 1 $14.59
She Touched the World Laura Bridgman, Deaf-Blind Pioneer • AKJ Education $13.86 1 $13.86
The Mitten String • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
A Quiet Kind of Thunder • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Feathers • AKJ Education $6.56 2 $13.12
Helen's Eyes A Photobiography of Annie Sullivan, Helen Keller's Teacher • AKJ Education $13.10 1 $13.10
Sound of All Things, the • AKJ Education $13.10 1 $13.10
Hello, Universe • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
Dad, Jackie, And Me • AKJ Education $12.37 1 $12.37
United States Bingo • AKJ Education $11.68 1 $11.68
3D Geometric Shapes • AKJ Education $11.64 1 $11.64
Shape & Color Sorter • AKJ Education $10.94 1 $10.94
Deafening • AKJ Education $10.94 1 $10.94
Foam Story Starter Cubes • AKJ Education $5.24 2 $10.48
I Have a Sister--My Sister Is Deaf • AKJ Education $5.10 2 $10.20
Dimes to Dollars (QR4) CMD • AKJ Education $9.45 1 $9.45
Carry Me Like Water • AKJ Education $9.45 1 $9.45
American Sign Language Concise Dictionary • AKJ Education $8.76 1 $8.76
Scrabble Slam Card Game • AKJ Education $8.75 1 $8.75
Nobody's Perfect • AKJ Education $4.37 2 $8.74
The Story of My Life • AKJ Education $4.34 2 $8.68
Helen Keller • AKJ Education $8.02 1 $8.02
Colors & Shapes Bingo Game • AKJ Education $8.02 1 $8.02
Numbers Bingo Game • AKJ Education $8.02 1 $8.02
Take 'N Play Anywhere Tic Tac Toe Magnetic Game • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Helen Keller courage in the dark • AKJ Education $3.64 2 $7.28
Maxi's Secrets • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Read My Lips • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
The Dark Days of Hamburger Halpin • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Five Flavors of Dumb • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Essential Asl • AKJ Education $6.53 1 $6.53
Deaf Child Crossing • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
The Mysteries of Beethoven's Hair • AKJ Education $5.80 1 $5.80
Who Was Alexander Graham Bell? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Spelling: American Sign Language (Ten-Minute Activities) (eBook) • AKJ Education $2.39 1 $2.39
Imperial Kids Crazy Eights • AKJ Education $2.18 1 $2.18

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