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Section 5: Preparation Resources
American Sign Language (184)

The resources listed below may help you prepare for the TExES exam in this field. These preparation resources have been identified by content experts in the field to provide up-to-date information that relates to the field in general. You may wish to use current issues or editions to obtain information on specific topics for study and review.

Journals

  1. American Annals of the Deaf, Council of American Instructors of the Deaf (CAID) and Conference of Educational Administrators of Schools and Programs for the Deaf (CEASD)
  2. Deaf Life Magazine.
  3. Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education, Oxford University Press.
  4. Sign Language and Linguistics.
  5. Sign Language Studies, Gallaudet University Press.

Other Resources

  1. Baker-Shenk, C., and Cokely, D. (1991). American Sign Language: Student Texts (Units 1–9; 10–18; 19–27). Washington, District of Columbia: Gallaudet University Press.

  2. Baker-Shenk, C., and Cokely, D. (1991). American Sign Language: A Teacher’s Resource on Grammar and Culture. Washington, District of Columbia: Gallaudet University Press.

  3. Carroll, C., and Mather, S. (1997). Movers and Shakers — Deaf People Who Changed The World. San Diego, Calif.: Dawn Sign Press.

  4. Cohen, L. H. (1995). Train Go Sorry: Inside a Deaf World. Boston, Mass.: Houghton Mifflin Company.

  5. Coleman, Janet R., and Wolf, Elizabeth W. (2009). Advanced Sign Language Vocabulary, Second Edition. Springfield, Ill.: Charles C. Thomas, Publisher, Ltd.

  6. Ellis, R. (1997). Second Language Acquisition. New York, N.Y.: Oxford University Press.

  7. Fromkin, V., Rodman, R., and Hyams, N. (2010). An Introduction to Language, Ninth Edition. New York, N.Y.: Thomson Heinle.

  8. Gregory, S., Knight, P., McCracken, W., Powers, S., and Watson, L. (2002). Issues in Deaf Education, Reprinted. London: David Fulton Publishers.

  9. Humphries, T., and Padden, C. (2003). Learning American Sign Language: Levels I and II Beginning and Intermediate. Upper Saddle River, N.J.: Allyn and Bacon.

  10. Lane, H. (1989). When the Mind Hears: A History of the Deaf. New York, N.Y.: Vintage Publishers.

  11. Lane, H., Hoffmeister, R., and Behan, B. (1996). A Journey into the Deaf World. San Diego, Calif.: Dawn Sign Press.

  12. Lentz, E., Mikos, K., and Smith S. (1993). Signing Naturally Level 1 — Vista Curriculum Series. San Diego, Calif.: Dawn Sign Press.

  13. Lentz, E., Mikos, K., and Smith S. (1992). Signing Naturally Level 2 — Vista Curriculum Series. San Diego, Calif.: Dawn Sign Press.

  14. Lentz, E., Mikos, K., and Smith S. (2001). Signing Naturally Level 3 — Vista Curriculum Series. San Diego, Calif.: Dawn Sign Press.

  15. Padden, C., and Humphries, T. (1990). Deaf in America — Voices from a Culture. Boston, Mass.: Harvard University Press.

  16. Padden, C. A., and Humphries, T. L. (2005). Inside Deaf Culture. Boston, Mass.: Harvard University Press.

  17. Peters, C. (2000). Deaf American Literature: From Carnival to the Canon. Washington, District of Columbia: Gallaudet University Press.

  18. Sternberg, Martin. (1998). The American Sign Language Dictionary, Third Edition. New York, N.Y.: Harper Collins Publishers.

  19. Stremlau, T. M. (Ed.) (2002). The Deaf Way II Anthology: A Literary Collection by Deaf and Hard of Hearing Writers. Washington, District of Columbia: Gallaudet University Press.

  20. Valli, C., and Lucas, C. (2011). Linguistics of American Sign Language: An Introduction, Fifth Edition. Washington, District of Columbia: Gallaudet University Press.

  21. Van Cleve, J., and Crouch, B. (1989). A Place of Their Own: Creating the Deaf Community in America. Washington, District of Columbia: Gallaudet University Press.

  22. Wilcox, S., and Wilcox, P. (1997). Learning to See: Teaching American Sign Language as a Second Language, Second Edition. Washington, District of Columbia: Gallaudet University Press.

Online Resources

  1. American Sign Language Teachers Association (ASLTA) — https://aslta.org/
  2. ASL University — http://lifeprint.com/
  3. Deaf.com (a gateway to Deaf community resources) — http://www.deaf.com
  4. DEAFmedia, Resources — http://www.deafmedia.org/resources/resources.htm
  5. Gallaudet Research Institute — https://www.gallaudet.edu/library/research
  6. Handspeak: Learn Sign Language Online — http://www.handspeak.com
  7. Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education — http://www.jdsde.oxfordjournals.org
  8. The Deaf Resource Library — http://www.deaflibrary.org
  9. National Association of the Deaf (NAD) — http://www.nad.org
  10. National Technical Institute for the Deaf (NTID) — http://www.ntid.rit.edu
  11. National Theatre of the Deaf — https://ntd.org/
  12. Texas Education Agency, Services to Students who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing (DHH) — https://texasprojectfirst.org/node/150
  13. The Signing Exact English (S.E.E.) Center — http://www.seecenter.org
  14. World Federation of the Deaf — http://www.wfdeaf.org

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