Shel, when i visit schools they always show me the level of work that the kids in her grade level are doing. they show me samples of work, and there is always work being displayed in addition to what the teachers show me.
and if you are asking if i value reading and writing over asl....i might have to say yes. i think that a child MUST be able to read and write to get information in the world. how will they learn without the ability to read? or get a job? or communicate with the world. i value asl for language and communication but literacy opens up the entire world.
maybe you disagree, but i don't know how any person, hearing or deaf can be successful in life without being able to read and write.
but of course, you don't have to choose between literacy and asl, you can clearly do both!
Last edited by faire_jour; 07-17-2010 at 11:35 AM.