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ERIC Number: EJ903168
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1544-6751
Cornerstones: Literacy Units Ready for Teachers, Students
Blasko, Jennifer; Donahue, Sheila
Odyssey: New Directions in Deaf Education, v9 n1 p38-41 Spr-Sum 2008
Every day, teachers face the time-consuming task of adapting materials from curricula that do not meet their students' needs or match their learning styles. This article discusses ready-made literacy units specifically designed for teachers of deaf and hard of hearing students. The units were part of the Cornerstones Project, an activity of the WGBH National Center for Accessible Media. (The units were developed with funding from Steppingstones of Technology Innovation for Students With Disabilities, a program of the U.S. Department of Education.) The Cornerstones Project built the literacy units around three animated stories--"The Fox and the Crow"; "Click, Clack, Moo"; and "Joseph Had a Little Overcoat"--originally featured on "Between the Lions", a long-running children's TV program co-produced by Boston PBS affiliate WGBH, Sirius Thinking, Ltd., and Mississippi Public Broadcasting. Each unit is two weeks long, and immerses students in the language and ideas of one story. Students can download online video clips of each story (in Windows or Mac) in whichever communication mode they prefer--ASL, Cued Speech, or Signing Exact English (SEE). Free downloads are available at the Cornerstones website,
Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center. Gallaudet University, 800 Florida Avenue NE, KS 3600, Washington, DC 20002. Tel: 800-526-9105; Tel: 202-651-5340; Fax: 202-651-5708; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
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