The Center for Language, Literacy, and Literature (CLL) provides many diverse opportunities for our students.
A Signacy and Oracy lab promotes understanding the value of two languages, the enrichment of ASL/English literature, and additional support, as needed for students who transition to Fanwood from another school. This program provides a wealth of literature resources supporting language development especially for PreK-6th grade students and strengthening literacy skills for all students including middle and high school students. It is also for families to receive support to foster their child's language growth at home.
WHAT IS LANGUAGE?
Language is a system of words or signs that people use to express thoughts and feelings using ASL and/or English.
AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE? (ASL)
ASL is a fully developed, highly sophisticated natural language that has its own rules for generating grammatically sound phonological, morphological, and syntactical structures. ASL enables deaf infants and children to participate equally in their families, communities, and schools.
Literacy is not limited to reading and writing but viewing and expressing in ASL. It also involves critical thinking, problem solving and decision making skills. Literacy is the foundation of all learning. A student who can read confidently, comprehend fully, and write clearly opens doors to worlds of discovery in science, math, literature, and history.
Literature is a collection of works of art made up of words or signs. Although most are written or oral, some are adapted to visual stories in ASL. ASL literature refers to stories, poetry, dramatic productions, folk tales, and sign rhymes and rhythms.
We invite you to learn more about the programs and services that are offered at New York School for the Deaf. For more information about the Center for Language, Literacy, and Literature, please contact the ASL/English Bilingual Specialist, Barbara Wingfield- firstname.lastname@example.org