Publication Date

1-1-1990

Document Type

Dissertation/Thesis

First Advisor

Luckner, John

Degree Name

B.S.Ed. (Bachelor of Science in Education)

Department

Department of Special and Early Education

Abstract

As a teacher of the deaf, I am a teacher of language. Written language is difficult for the deaf to comprehend because they do not understand the structures of a story such as character, plot, and setting. The goal of this study is to be more familar with teaching deaf children these structures. I worked with ten 9-11 years old children who functioned at first or second grade level. These students were "Community-Based" where they develop functional skills for living in a community. The children did not have enough reading skills to be able to read a simple unknown story independently. My cooperative teachers had already developed a routine of discussing pictures in the newspapers. Afterwards, the students helped in creating a caption for each picture. I added another step in this routine: answering written wh-questions asking about the structures: character, setting, and plot. The results of this studu consisted of lesson plans, captions written by the class, written questions, and students' responses.

Comments

Includes bibliographical references.

Extent

28 unnumbered pages

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University

Rights Statement

In Copyright

Rights Statement 2

NIU theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from Huskie Commons for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without the written permission of the authors.

Media Type

Text

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