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Innovative uses of ASL stories : teaching literary elements through digital video

  • Author(s): Gallimore, Jed
  • et al.

This thesis investigates the challenges and opportunities for teaching English to Deaf and Hard of Hearing students. Based on Dr. Jim Cummins' theory of linguistic interdependence, an innovative teaching strategy is offered to teach Literary Analysis. Rubrics, surveys, and anecdotal notes are the methods of generating data. Findings suggest that English skills in the primary language will successfully transfer to the second language

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