English Splash!

English Splash!.

An online resource for teachers of secondary school students who are deaf or hard of hearing.  It has teaching tools, approaches, unique issues and resources for the teacher.  Can be used by paraprofessionals, too.

This is produced and maintained by Pepnet.

Published in: on October 22, 2010 at 2:40 pm  Comments Off on English Splash!  
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Reading challenges

Marc Marschark is the lead author on a research paper presented in the latest issue of American Annals of the Deaf, vol.154, no.4, 2009.  Are deaf students’ reading challenges really about reading? The article posits “…that deaf students face many of the same challenges in comprehending sign language as they do in comprehending text suggest that difficulties frequently observed in their learning from text may involve more than just reading.” (From the abstract, p. 357.)  Researching college students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, the authors found that students understand less of a signed lecture than they think they do.

If you’re signed up to have this journal routed to you, it will be coming after vacation.  If you aren’t and would like to see it, contact us in the upper LRC.

Published in: on December 22, 2009 at 11:13 am  Comments (2)  
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UsingEnglish.com ESL Forum

UsingEnglish.com ESL Forum.

The library has a subscription that all may use: asdlibrary

password is boooks

You can get all sorts of handouts at this website.

Published in: on December 22, 2009 at 11:00 am  Comments (4)  
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Awesome Stories

Awesome Stories.

Even though this website is not completely accessible, it still has some excellent resources for more independent jr/sr high readers.  Some currently featured stories are: biography of Vincent van Gogh, Disasters California earthquake 1906 ,  Famous trials (Jim Crow Laws) and similarly for History, Religion, Sports and inspirational stories.

Try it and let everyone know what you think by commenting on it here!


PS: you can log in as ASDLIBRARY with the password b000ks (the os are zeroes)

Published in: on December 1, 2009 at 11:52 am  Comments Off on Awesome Stories