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To Master Self-Revision in American Sign Language and English : Gateway to Bilingual Competence


Self-revision and language play as language development tools has made its appearance throughout English instruction, with research and curricula designed to enhance language use. In Bilingual Education, however, these tools are not often utilized, and the lack of research or curriculum available perpetuates this. My curriculum focuses on utilizing self-revision and language play in both English and American Sign Language, concentrating on developing equivalent meanings. Students discovered their bilingual, trilingual and multilingual selves through this curriculum, and had the opportunity to explore their strengths in either language. Once students discovered their true language (L1) they were able to use this to push for deeper understanding and expression in their second language

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