9/06/2009

13 - Yo! Yes? by Chris Raschka



Yo! Yes! children book by Chris Rashcka in "free" ASL translation by cnkatz. For optimal effectiveness, hold the book the next to the video screen and enjoy them both. Do it in your homes with children, deaf or not. Or if you are learning ASL, you can observe how role shifting technique is critical in part to master ASL storytelling skills. If you are in a classroom, go to teachertube.com, get your account, and then view or download this video and use it for anything you deem best. The video at teachertube embedded below.



One big reversal mistake. I signed the story with both characters in my (signer's) view - not from the viewer's. Someday, I would be happy to redo this with costumes and with a dark and light skinned actors. Someday someday . . .

Musing on the impact videos in the internet have on education. Just wait a decade and we will find better quality videos in the internet which can be shown in classrooms equipped with LCD projector, smart boards, and a computer (even handheld IPod-like machines). Gallaudet, NTID, CSUN, and deaf institutions have websites which have huge catalogs of videos all digitized and disseminated via Google. Short clips of lectures in ASL on every school subject. Evaluation of skills done through videophone. ASL students at their terminals meeting and interacting in ASL in a virtual classroom is not so farfetched anymore. That is part of my vision of what the 21st century deaf education would be like. Every parent of newly diagnosed deaf babies have plenty of resources, all varied, to help them adjust and optimize their language environment for their deaf (and hearing) babies to thrive. Many benefits: classroom teachers, ASL students, and signers anywhere. The number of sign language users will exponentially grow.

Only Free translation version is done with this book due to its brevity and simplicity.

Open the book and click on the video - and enjoy . . .




6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Mr. Katz,

You are a very, very talented story teller! I LOVE your work! I teach a sign language class to families of children with special needs (e.g. hearing loss, Autism, childhood apraxia of speech) and will refer them to your website! Keep up the excellent work!!!

Emily Diehm
Speech-Language Therapy Graduate Student
Florida State University,
Tallahassee, FL

Anonymous said...

I love your story telling, I am an interpreter in a school that uses accelarated reading (AR) to test the students reading levels. I have my student read one of the books that you have on your list then I have her watch you sign the story before we take the AR test this helps her to be successful at this particular skill (reading comprehension.

aslonline said...

Practicing your online American Sign Language skills is important. If it wasnt, why would you have signed up to learn in the first place? Many people new to American Sign Language will seek practice time with individuals from their own community. Many people learning sign language are willing to meet with you on a weekly basis in order to improve your sign language skills and become proficient. Some of you, after learning American Sign Language online, may want to further your aspirations to become an interpreter for the deaf. Being an interpreter for the deaf, you would have the opportunity to help so many people that would need your skills that you learned online. Learning American Sign Language Online can benefit you and your community in endless ways and possibilities.

ASLDeafined said...

GREAT posts! I just LOVE all the ASL books! We teach ASL and I wish we had thought of a resource like this.

Anonymous said...

Please please do more!!! I am an Interpreter for a deaf child just learning to sign and they are so helpful!

Anonymous said...

These translated books are wonderful. Teachers and parents as well as SLPs and audiologists can use these books in their homes, classrooms and clinical practices.
They represent the very best in "Read To" books for deaf children.