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Teacher to Teacher Lloyd Andersen Editor, Teacher to Teacher The descriptions that follow represent a variety of instructional resources and techniques that have been used successfully in educational programs serving the hearing impaired and have been recommended by the users. For purposes of sharing this information with other professionals , educators throughout the country are encouraged to write in. The instructions for submission of information follow the reviews. Spectrum Ed. Phonics Workbooks A,B,C Workbook Includes answer key and manual Subjects: English, spelling, and reading Age range of students who used the materials: 10-12 years old Educational achievement range of students who used the materials: Grades reading on at least second-grade level Students are exposed to second-, third-, and fourth-grade level English and phonics. They have opportunities to increase their vocabularies . Rhyming words, antonyms, synonyms, riddles , word order, and word endings are some of the areas covered. For more information, contact Modern Curriculum Press, 13900 Prospect Rd., Cleveland, OH 44136. This information was submitted by Joyce Norwood, Port Norfolk School, Portsmouth, VA. The Joy of Signing Videotapes Twenty six lessons with accompanying text Subject: Sign language instruction Age range of students who used the materials: 13-20 years old Educational achievement range of students who used the materials: Grade 2-7 These tapes follow the book chapters and are used in study carrel areas in the library. Individuals and small groups work on their use of signs. We have used these with nonsigning students and Spanish-speaking students. We have found that even though the level of some units is high for some students, the presentation format holds the interest of most users and provides practice time for students who need the help. The units have been used on both an assigned and enjoyment basis. For more information, contact Joy Enterprises , Inc., Box 580, Dumfries, VA 22026. This information was submitted by Robert Graham, Media Director, Florida School for the Deaf and Blind, St. Augustine, FL. English Kits, Grades 3 and 4 Sound Filmstrips Also available are audiotapes, scripts, filmstrips with partial captions, and worteheets Subject: Language arts Age range of students who used the materials: 814 years old Educational achievement range of students who used the materials: Grades 3-4 The characters are animals and there is no age/ grade reference on the materials. Therefore, they are useful with a wide age range. We have previewed and ordered levels 5 and 6 which we expect to have the same flexibility. "I think they are fantastic. The children enjoy the bright colors and the language level is consistent." —Karyl Hummel, Elementary Teacher, Illinois School for the Deaf "The children enjoyed seeing the filmstrips. There are related worksheets which the students found easy and fun to do." —Jeanette Anton, Elementary Teacher, Illinois School for the Deaf For more information, contact ESP, Inc., 1201 E. Johnson, P.O. Drawer 5037, Jonesboro, AR 72401. This information was submitted by Carole Hack, Media Specialist, Illinois School for the Deaf, Jacksonville , IL. B.E.L.L.S. Curriculum Text Loose-leaf binder Subject: Independent living skills Age range of students who used the materials: 611 years old Educational achievement range of students who used the materials: Delayed learning—low achieving—EMR A data-based process, developed around a model which identifies crucial skills statements (goals) and then breaks each skill down into a hierarchy of objectives, stated behaviorally, and 10 A.A.D. I February 1983 in a numerical sequence, which makes them easy to track and monitor. Each area is then given over to a section where strategies and materials are noted, where communication skills (or lack of same) are identified and charted. The final two sections provide for the collection of data and the individual data form for each child. The text is available for the cost of postage. For more information, contact Louis Frillman, MiU Neck Manor School Curriculum Project, MiU Neck Manor Lutheran School for the Deaf, Frost Mill Rd., Mill Neck, NY 11765. This information was submitted by Louis Frillman, Mill Neck Manor Lutheran School for the Deaf. Polaroid Education Project Instant Photography A teacher's guide, including over 130 activities illustrated with over 400 color photographs...