Looking for a book..

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    This is a tricky one: does anyone know of any books where a character in there speaks through sign language? We're working on narratives, and one of my students is trying to figure out how to show that...and how to do so creatively, too. Since I haven't run into that in any of my own narrative writing I've done throughout my life, I thought the best way to help would be to find a good mentor text that we could look at together.

    Massive kudos if you have any ideas! It's a tough one!
     
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    Alternatively, does anyone happen to know the proper way to (conventions-wise) show/have a character speaking in ASL in a narrative piece? I've searched about 30-40 books from that page and another one I found and all so far are not in our school library and/or are just about someone who is deaf, but doesn't use ASL in the book.
     
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    I think it's important to remember that there are lots of forms of sign language. Here is an online video dictionary for ASL

    If you figure out what you want to say.you can type it in and they should be able to demonstrate it.

    https://www.rit.edu/ntid/dictionary/
     
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    Jessi's Secret Language! (One of the earlier Baby-Sitter's Club books, so might not be easily available.) IIRC, the author used regular dialogue format, but rather than "he said" used "he signed" etc. Also, she described some of the movements made during signing of specific words etc.
     
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    This sounds perfect! I'll have to look for that when I get in today. Thank you :)
     
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    I was able to find it in our library! It has a few great examples and I'll show the student the examples from the book to help guide his writing. Thank you so much :)
     
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    I'm glad it was helpful. I grew up on the BSC series and have many fond memories of the books!
     

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