Summer Reading B2G1 Free

Special Offers see all

Enter to WIN a $100 Credit

Subscribe to
for a chance to win.
Privacy Policy

Visit our stores

    Recently Viewed clear list

    Lists | Today, 9:37am

    Edward Carey: IMG 10 Best Books by Writer-Illustrators

    As a child who loved books I was fascinated by the illustrations just as much as the text. The same is true for me today, and I'm happy to be among... Continue »
    1. $11.89 Sale Hardcover add to wish list

      Foulsham (Iremonger Series #2)

      Edward Carey 9781468309546

Qualifying orders ship free.
List price: $34.99
New Trade Paper
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
available for shipping or prepaid pickup only
Available for In-store Pickup
in 7 to 12 days
Qty Store Section
1 Remote Warehouse Reference- Words Phrases and Language

More copies of this ISBN

Picture Yourself Signing ASL, Level 1


Picture Yourself Signing ASL, Level 1 Cover


Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

"Picture Yourself Learning American Sign Language, Level 1" makes learning to sign fun and easy, providing the building blocks to help you master your comprehension of American Sign Language (ASL) at the beginner level. Using a whole-body approach to signing, you'll learn to convey context and meaning on a dynamic level involving both facial expressions and HandShapes. The book begins by teaching you 10 facial expressions, 16 unique HandShapes, and signs to convey time, space, and location. You'll then be introduced to the revolutionary "Pick and Say Rubric" that incorporates 90 vocabulary words with a sentence pattern. Each part of the sentence is assigned a color--red for time, green for nouns, and blue for actions. The rubric makes learning proper sentence structure fun and engaging, and simple sentences can be built upon with the addition of individual vocabulary words. "Picture Yourself Learning American Sign Language, Level 1" is filled with full-color photographs that illustrate proper HandShapes formation, and an accompanying DVD that demonstrates the correct way to form words and sentences, making learning to sign simple and enjoyable.

About the Author

David has written for c|net, boot, and Windows Magazine and was a writer for, and the East Coast Editor of, eyepiece — the official publication of the Guild of British Camera Technicians. David's MFA is from Columbia University and his polymathic teaching credits range from Public Health to Technical Theatre to Playwriting, Directing, Composition, Criticism and American Sign Language and include fine institutions of higher learning such as Columbia University, New York University, Fordham University, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, New Jersey Institute of Technology, Rutgers University, Saint Peter's College, and the College of New Rochelle. He served as a visiting professor at the UCDavis program in Sports Medicine. He is also the founder of Urban Semiotic ™, a blog examining the hardships of living poor in the city core, as well the WordPunk ™ blog where he writes about words in the wilds. David is the founder of Boles University — located locally online everywhere — and also runs Hardcore ASL, the American Sign Language Learning portal — with his beloved wife Janna.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 - Introduction (8 pages) Semiotic Teaching How This Books Learns Chapter 2 - What is Deaf Culture? (10 pages) Cultural Norms Tapping Lights Signing Issues Chapter 3 - 10 Facial Expression (24 pages) Frown Surprise Angry Etc... Chapter 4 - 10 HandShapes (26 pages) The "Claw" The "S" The "A" Etc... Chapter 5 - Learning Space/Time/Location (28 pages) Him/Her There Here Over-There Etc... Chapter 6 - Time (Starters) RED (30 pages) See Example Below for some of the 20 signs Chapter 7 - Nouns (Middles) GREEN (30 pages) See Example Below for some of the 20 signs Chapter 8 - Actions (Ends) BLUE - (30 pages) See Example Below for some of the 20 signs Chapter 9 - Picking and Saying (Rubric) - (12 pages) Image rubric for creating sentences Chapter 10 - Creating Complex Sentences (Rubric) (12 pages) A more complex image rubric for creating compound sentences Chapter 11 - Signing From Here On Up (10 pages) The Next Level Modifiers Context Analysis How to Learn How to Practice Putting the Learning into Practice

Product Details

Sweenie, Janna M.
Course Technology
Sweenie, Janna (Janna Sweenie)
Boles, David W.
Sweenie, Janna
Business Software - General
Sign Language
American sign language
General Computers
Sign language -- Study and teaching.
General Crafts & Hobbies
Reference-Words Phrases and Language
Picture Yourself
Publication Date:
January 2008
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
9.10x7.44x.54 in. 1.28 lbs.

Related Subjects

Arts and Entertainment » Music » Recording Techniques
History and Social Science » Linguistics » Specific Languages and Groups
Languages » Deaf Studies » Sign Language
Reference » Words Phrases and Language

Picture Yourself Signing ASL, Level 1 New Trade Paper
0 stars - 0 reviews
$31.50 In Stock
Product details 208 pages Course Technology - English 9781598635164 Reviews:
  • back to top


Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at