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Signing Naturally Units 1-6 eBook and All Videos from DVDs

Author: CHERI SMITH
Year: 2009
Publisher: Dawn Sign Press
Pages: 423 / 452
ISBN 13: 9781581212105
Edition: eBook
Language: English
ISBN 10: 1581212100
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Signing Naturally: Student Workbook Units 1-6 eBooks & All Videos from DVDs

The Signing Naturally Units 1-6 Student Workbook and DVDs signing naturally student workbook, units 1-6 1st edition are designed to complement coursework in American Sign Language (ASL). These introductory materials. along with class instruction. give you basic vocabulary, grammar. and expressive practice to develop your everyday conversational skills in ASL.

This introduction will cover information about what to expect in the classroom. provide brief information about ASL. Deaf Culture. and the Deaf community. review the materials. and tell you how to prepare for class signing naturally student workbook, units 1-6.

You’re Taldng an ASL Class!

Since you’ve enrolled in this course. you probably already have an interest in ASL. Maybe you’ve seen an interpreter at a performance or in a classroom. Or you’ve met a Deaf person. have a Deaf family member, friend, or neighbor. Now that you’ve decided to learn ASL. be prepared to open your mind to a new language and culture signing naturally units 1-6 signing naturally textbook pdf.

Human communication is really a set of symbols (this applies to signs. sounds and printed pictures or words) that users agree to have the same meaning. For ASL. an obvious difference from spoken language is the modality. which for ASL is visual and gestural. Students of ASL can expect to acquire many insights. not only into the universal aspects common to all languages. but also specific information that is found in studying ASL and learning about its community of users signing naturally units 1-6.

A Brief History of ASL

For over 250 years. ASL has evolved in the U.S. and Canada as the means for Deaf people to express and share their ideas. needs and thoughts. Although it is primarily Deaf people who use ASL, hearing people around them acquire and use the language also. They are children born to Deaf parents. siblings of Deaf children. other family members, neighbors, friends, co-workers, supervisors, or employees of Deaf people. Since the mid-1960s when linguists recognized ASL as a distinct language (something that was true all along, but only “discovered in the 1960s). a growing number of hearing people have elected to learn ASL in major colleges. universities. and high schools throughout the country signing naturally units 1-6.

The origins of ASL can be traced to a couple of major historical influences. There is evidence that in the 1600s some of the inhabitants of Martha’s Vineyard off Cape Cod had a genetic pool that resulted in a large number of Deaf people in the community. This in turn resulted in naturally formed signing communities on the island. Likewise. on the mainland. various indigenous signs were used where Deaf people were members of villages. The students brought these regional sign languages to the first school for the Deaf founded in Hartford. Connecticut, in 1817 signing naturally units 1-6.

The second major influence was French Sign Language, brought by the school’s founders. Laurent Clerc, a Deaf teacher from France, and Thomas Gallaudet. a hearing American minister. signing naturally student workbook, units 1-6 1st edition The blending of the indigenous sign

language and French sign language formed the basis for ASL today signing naturally units 1-6 pdf.

Similar to other language minority groups within the U.S .. it is common for the native language to be acquired within the family. This process is true for only 8-10% of Deaf children who are born into families with Deaf members. A larger percentage of Deaf children. around 70%. are raised in hearing families that do not sign. The remaining 20% of Deaf children have hearing families who use ASL and embrace Deaf culture. For Deaf children. the Deaf residential school has been the primary venue for learning ASL. The constant exposure to signing Deaf peers, Deaf teachers, and dorm counselors has made it possible for the children to develop fluency in the language. For Deaf children. the Deaf residential school has been a primary venue for learning ASL. The constant exposure to signing Deaf peers, Deaf teachers. and dorm counselors have made it possible for the children to develop fluency in the language signing naturally student workbook units 1-6.

Bilingual Education and Oralism The early 19th century saw ASL flourish through residential schools. which had immense success in Deaf education utilizing ASL and written English. Gallaudet University was founded in 18 64 with a charter signed by President Abraham Lincoln. Gallaudet University was (and still is) a bastion for using signing in higher education as well as contributing to the standardization of ASL among Deaf people in other states where many graduates returned home to teach.

From there, highly evolved Deaf signing communities formed complex networks all across the country. The communities maintained constant contact through organized sports. conferences. social and political events. and the arts signing naturally units 1-6 pdf.

However, a pivotal moment in ASL and Deaf America’s history occurred in 1880, with repercussions that are still being felt today. At the International Congress on the Education of the Deaf Conference in Milan, Italy, educators who supported oral instruction for Dear students successfully blocked the influence of educators supporting Sign language. signing naturally student workbook, units 1-6 1st edition Congress voted in favor of oral education for all Deaf children. In a span of 40 years following the conference, the percentage of Deaf children being taught by the oral method grew from a very small percentage to an astounding 8%. Before that. Deaf teachers constituted 45% of all teachers of the Deaf, but that figure went down to only 11 %. In many parts of Europe, Deaf teachers were dismissed because they were unable to teach speech. The oral approach to Deaf education became a contentious issue for the next century and a half, reflecting the broader society’s misplaced belief that spoken language is superior to sign language signing naturally student workbook units 1-6.

Fortunately, during that time, Deaf children lived most of the year at schools. Despite not understanding much of what went on in the classroom. after school. in the dormitory and on the playing fields, ASL was still used to exchange information, share understandings, and learn other life lessons. Generally, at best. ASL was tolerated by the staff in the dormitories. This approach (banning signing in the classroom, and tolerating it outside the classroom) took its toll on the general Deaf community. Deaf people’s perception of ASL and themselves as capable human beings diminished drastically. Confidence and pride waned as the quality of education declined for Deaf people. What carried them through those years was the ability to continue networking with each other at the Deaf clubs. Gallaudet University, and other social events.

In the 1960s and Omvard

In the 1960s, linguists at Gallaudet University proved that ASL is a fully developed independent language unrelated to English. From there, a resurgence of the positive view of ASL and Deaf culture empowered Deaf people to reclaim control of the institutions that impact their lives. In 1988, when the Board of Trustees at Gallaudet University selected a hearing president who didn’t know ASL, the students staged a weeklong protest and succeeded in appointing the first Deaf president of the university signing naturally student workbook, units 1-6.

Interestingly, while Deaf people have struggled for decades to bring ASL back to the classroom as the language of instruction in Deaf education, ASL enjoys tremendous popularity among hearing parents and their babies. Literature shows that learning signs early in infancy positively affect general language development and enhance the parent-child relationship. Studies further show that signing babies understand more words. have a larger vocabulary and engage in more sophisticated play than non-signing babies. Yet the language has not been systematically made available to many Deaf babies.

Issues surrounding ASL and Deaf education continue to be contentious. but the resiliency of ASL in the face of many obstacles is a testament to its value in meeting the powerful human need for communication signing naturally student workbook, units 1-6.

A Brief Introduction to Deaf Culture

There are two popular uses of the word culture. One means to have a sophisticated taste or to be well-read. appreciate art, literature, cuisine-to be cultured. The other use of culture relates to the unique attributes of a certain group of people. Various groups of people develop distinctive ways of describing. valuing. and behaving in the world. This is their culture. Anthropologists have been formally studying world cultures for years. and mindful people have been pondering and examining culture as long as human societies have existed. Yet. having a deep understanding of culture still can be elusive.

One way of understanding a culture is to look at how the members identify themselves. Over the years different terms have been used to refer to Deaf people. Some older terms are considered offensive today and should not be used, especially “deaf and dumb” and “deaf-mute.” The terms “hearing impaired,” “deaf and hard of hearing,” or “people with hearing loss” have been used by public institutions. political groups. and some individuals, as an attempt to be inclusive. but those terms focus on what is perceived as lacking or lost. The term “Deaf” with a capital “D” is inclusive because it focuses on what people llave-a-living culture. an available language. and the infinite, untapped possibilities being Deaf can offer Signing naturally units 1-6 pdf.

People within Deaf culture value being kept informed about the environment, the community, and its members. Since the majority culture’s primary ways of disseminating information are not visually centered, Deaf people are expected to have a sense of social obligation and duty to others within Deaf culture. This includes sharing information and offering updates on what is going on in the Deaf world as well as the broader world.

In fulfilling this duty to the group, one tends to develop long-term relationships and complex networking systems. Similar to more than 70% of cultures in the world (many found in Africa. Asia and Latin America), in Deaf culture, the group comes before the individual. Although the Deaf community recognizes individual achievements and talents, contributing to the group’s success is very highly valued. This is different than in American culture where great emphasis is placed on independence, self-reliance, achievement, and individual success.

One visible cultural behavior among Deaf signers is how their eyes are used during signed interactions. For example, while watching another person sign. they would focus on the signer’s face while reading the signs within their peripheral vision. This is to get valuable information about the grammar of the sentence which is shown simultaneously on the face signing naturally units 1-6 pdf.

Another visible cultural behavior among Deaf signers is how they get other people’s attention. Examples are waving in others’ peripheral vision, tapping on certain parts of the body, and/or hitting a surface to create vibrations.

Yet another visible cultural behavior is how Deaf people locate themselves and move among people in signing situations. For example, if a path is blocked by two signers conversing. the Deaf person does not wait until the signers stop talking, bend down to pass. or find another path, but just walks through.

It’s considered rude when one watches a signed conversation in public and does not inform the signers you know ASL. Additionally. a person who knows ASL and chooses to speak without signing in front of Deaf people can be considered disrespectful and insensitive to Deaf people.

Throughout this ebook, there are examples of cultural behavior typical in the Deaf community. Since the concept of culture is complex. it may take time and personal experience to identify the distinctive qualities of Deaf culture and more fully understand them. Until you have more exposure to and connection with Deaf culture. it is best to have an open mind. be respectful. and enjoy the uniqueness of Deaf culture and the challenge and fun of using ASL signing naturally units 1-6 pdf.

Debunking Some Myths about ASL

Probably the most important myth to debunk is that ASL is not a visual code for English, written or spoken. The differences are significant. ASL and English use different modalities (visual/gesture/ as opposed to aural/oral). and have different phonology and grammar. For new students. it is important to avoid reliance on English syntax and usage while signing. since this will result in poor command of ASL.

Another common myth to debunk is that ASL is a language of pictures and pantomime. If true. nobody would have problems understanding ASL! Although some signs in ASL appear to have features similar to actual things or actions. most ASL signs do not.

Another myth to debunk is that ASL is a universal language understood by all signers in the world. In fact. there are hundreds of identified sign languages in the world. most of them developed indigenously by Deaf people in their countries.

What to Expect in the Classroom

All communication in the classroom will be in ASL. This approach. which immerses you in the language. is the best way to become comfortable with the language. retain what you’ve learned. and improve both your receptive and expressive skills signing naturally units 1-6 pdf.

There are no English equivalents in this workbook. That means. while some signs have a brief description in English to help you grasp the meaning. avoid “assigning” the meaning of an English word to an ASL sign. Many ASL signs simply arc not directly translatable to English words. So if you develop a habit of seeing ASL signs and doing a mental run-through of English. you will often make wrong sign choices. ASL signs are best learned through use and context.

Often students are tempted to hold on to the crutch of English by speaking while signing. This is not a good idea. Trying to speak and sign results in bad ASL syntax and grammar. The faster you can develop a complete reliance on ASL only when signing. the more quickly you will progress.

The classroom most likely will be set up so all students sit in a semi-circle so that everyone can see each other. signing naturally Visually based language relies on people being able to see each other to see what is being signed. signing naturally units 1-6 Watching every conversation. sign. and exchange will benefit your own language skills.

Signing Naturally Units 1-6 is that the first part during a series of curricular materials for the instruction of yank signing (ASL) as a second language. The goal is to require students with little or no knowledge of ASL and Deaf Culture and supply them with the talents needed to speak comfortably during a big variety of situations within the Deaf community. Cultural information taught throughout class allows students to interact with the Deaf community in a respectful and aware way.

Signing Naturally Units 1-6 curriculum’s first and foremost goal of teaching is to bring an individual unable to speak in ASL to a basic level of communicative competency. The curriculum and therefore the lessons are designed to assist the category and the program meet the five areas of Communication, Cultures, Connections, Comparisons, and Communities outlined by ACTFL. Click here to ascertain how Signing Naturally Units 1-6 match up with the 5 C’s!

Units 1-5 comprise several sorts of lessons: conversational (functional), skill-building, cultural, and review. Conversation (function) lessons introduce vocabulary and key grammar structures in the context of key dialogues. Skill lessons specialize in introducing numbers, fingerspelling, spatial elements, and other supporting skills. Cultural lessons specialize in behaviors that enable students to act in linguistically and socially acceptable ways. Unit 6 focuses on building narrative skills to organize students to inform a story from their childhood signing naturally units 1-6 pdf.

Features include homework for an out-of-class study that corresponds to classroom lessons. A topic index allows students to find specific parts of their homework that include key vocabulary and grammar. Culture notes and bios of amazing Deaf people increase students’ understanding of the Deaf World.

Seven and a half hours of video on the DVDs feature 12 diverse native signers modeling clear American Sign Language. Signing is paced for new learners. DVD functions also allow students to answer questions before moving on. 12-month Video Library access is included with the purchase of every set!

Signing Naturally is one of the most widely used ASL curriculums throughout the United States and Canada. And now you can see for yourself, Signing Naturally Units 1-6 is truly the BEST Made Better! signing naturally

SIGNING NATURALLY Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION

UN IT 1 Introducing Oneself.

UN IT 2 Exchanging Personal Information

UNIT 3 Discussing Living Situations

UNIT 4 Talking about Family

UNIT 5 Telling about Activities

UNIT 6 Storytelling

EXERCISES

ANSWER KEYS

TOPIC INDEX

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117 reviews for Signing Naturally Units 1-6 ebook and DVD

  1. Estelle

    Had this for my first semester of ASL in college. My teacher didn’t like the book that much but stated that it was the best you could get for the ASL curriculum. I agree. For the semester the ebook was used more just for practice. Homework was required for the first five units, about 20 questions each, and getting the right answer didn’t really matter. What mattered is that you tried. I didn’t learn much of anything from the book, it was all learned in class and somewhat reinforced by the ebook.

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  3. Rinji

    A great ebook to use while learning to sign ASL. It helped a lot with class and reminding me what signs were what.

  4. Roxana

    I used this ebook for my American Sign Language 1 class. This definitely was not the best approach to learning sign language online. The book is used so you can be in a fully immersive class where English is not spoken. However, that is really hard to do online and very unrealistic. I think this book would have been so much better if I took an in-class ASL class but since it was online I really resented the style of teaching that this book had.

  5. Rose

    I used this ebook Signing Naturally units 1-6 and videos for my American Sign Language 1 class. This definitely was not the best approach to learning sign language online. I think this book would have been so much better if I took an in-class ASL class but since it was online I really resented the style of teaching that this book had.

  6. Rufus

    I found this super helpful when I was taking a beginner sign language class.

  7. Natasha

    I used this ebook Signing Naturally units 1-6 and all videos for my ASL 121 class. I thought this was an excellent book to use for an intro class, however, sometimes the pictures they used in the book to convey the message was confusing. For instance, when learning about hobbies they had a picture of a woman looking at clothes. In my mind, she likes fashion. During the homework, a signed did the sign for food/eat, and then what I thought was fashion. I was totally confused, either the person the signer was referring to was a mutant goat-boy or I had gotten it wrong. Turns out the sign was shopping (I had a little rant of “who considers shopping a hobby?!”)

  8. Melanie

    A great ebook Signing Naturally units 1-6 to use while learning to sign ASL. It helped a lot with class and reminding me what signs were what.

  9. Giuseppe

    Stopped after Unit 4, since that’s what was covered in class. I found the content to be useful and informative and the DVDs were really helpful. The organization of the textbook Signing Naturally units 1-6 itself left something to be desired. The biggest issue for me was that I would have preferred to learn the vocabulary at the beginning of the chapter so I knew what to expect (rather than at the end of the chapter is a catch-all section). The backward format often meant I spent a while flipping through pages trying to figure out what the people on the DVD were signing, rather than being able to concentrate on the signs in context. If I were to continue with Units 5 and 6, I’d start with learning the Vocab Review.

  10. Holly

    Had this for my first semester of ASL in college. My teacher didn’t like the ebook Signing Naturally units 1-6 that much but stated that it was the best you could get for the ASL curriculum. I agree. For the semester the book was used more just for practice. Homework was required for the first five units, about 20 questions each, and getting the right answer didn’t really matter. What mattered is that you tried. I didn’t learn much of anything from the book, it was all learned in class and somewhat reinforced by the ebook Signing Naturally units 1-6.

  11. Colin

    Amazing workbook Signing Naturally units 1-6, by itself self can help one learn Sign Language along with 7-12, a little old though.

  12. Alfonzo

    Oops, forgot to say I finished this. It was okay, but the pictures were a little confusing and didn’t help me learn signs. Good thing is that I already knew most of them lol

  13. Jeanna

    This Signing Naturally units 1-6 was the textbook used for my two first semesters of ASL (Beginning ASL I & II). The DVDs are helpful–don’t buy a book that doesn’t have some kind of video component–but the text overall could be much, much better.

  14. Brittney

    This was the required text for ASL I and II. I had no knowledge of ASL prior to ASL I and, after units 1-3, feel confident about what I have learned thus far. I had a difficult time navigating the DVD and found that using it on my pc was much easier since I was able to see the chapters more clearly. I would recommend using this book along with a signing dictionary. I paired mine with The Joy of Signing by Riekehof which is an illustrated guide to Sign Language.

  15. Sadie

    This Signing Naturally units 1-6 was the text for my ASL 1 class. It’s a good textbook, but best used in a class rather than on its own

  16. Lindsey

    This is a great way to learn American Sign Language! The DVDs that were in the textbook were extremely helpful and were even entertaining.

  17. Tamera

    Signing Naturally Units 1-6 A good ebook for beginners, definitely need a tutor or instructor to help you understand it better.

  18. Leoma

    Signing Naturally Units 1-6 This is a great way to learn American Sign Language! The videos from DVDs that were in the textbook were extremely helpful and were even entertaining.

  19. Carin

    Signing Naturally was the text for my ASL 101 class this semester. I was consistently impressed with how well the book and DVDs were integrated, and how expertly the DVDs utilized technology to facilitate the practice of a signed language. It’s fast-paced, but the book is very accessible. The DVDs make it possible to go over a section, a story, or a particular sign again and again. The sections on Deaf history and culture are informative and extremely helpful in understanding the community. My husband took this same class some years ago with an earlier version of the book and says the difference is night and day.

  20. Theda

    Be warned, if you’re using this book to self-teach, that some of the signs used are local to California. My New York-bred Deaf professor (who now lives in Maine) often complained about that and corrected signs that she thought were from a West Coast dialect. Of course, that’s to be expected–ASL, like English, has its own regional variations–but to a beginning signer I wanted to learn the “right” way. Also, sometimes later in the ebook Signing Naturally units 1-6 they introduce “new vocabulary” that is actually very basic and do not introduce some signs that genuinely are new.

  21. Lucio

    Signing Naturally Units 1-6 Pretty easy to follow. I would have liked a few more videos for the vocabulary.

  22. Humberto

    This is a great book. I had to return it because I dropped that class. Great book very useful. Highly recommend.

  23. Cassie

    I love this product I use this for my sign language class I love this product

  24. Magda

    I got this as a textbook. I highly recommend buying the textbook with all the DVDs inside! those DVDs will really help in understanding to sign and pick up signing quicker than your fellow classmates

  25. Earl

    I bought this book along with a class I was taking at the university. This book is paired nicely with a class or group of ASL native speakers. I loved the class so much I would retake it in a heartbeat

  26. Dann

    Enjoying the book but some pictures are hard to figure out. The DVDs help a lot.

  27. Dorie

    Took a signing class and this was the book used. It is great. I love the videos. Being able to watch someone sign makes it easier to be able to understand.

  28. Willie

    This book is much better than the older editions! The video picture is much clearer. I like that it automatically stops when you’re supposed to write. Also, you can press the repeat button, which is a huge improvement from the older editions where it was nearly impossible to fast forward or rewind. I also find that their signs are easier to see.

  29. Fern

    There is so much to this book! Currently taking ASL 1 at a local college and this helps a whole lot especially when I’m having trouble looking for resources online. Much better to have this book by my side.

  30. Wilford

    I love the videos from DVDs. It’s easier to learn from seeing the sign used by a person.

  31. Raymundo

    This material was very helpful for my daughter. Today she can understand and has received a passing mark in her class.

  32. Richelle

    Extremely helpful. The book was in great condition and nothing was broken. 1 thing I like the most is at the end of the DVDs there is a unit review and vocab review so if you just need a quick refresher, you don’t have to go through the lessons all over again.

  33. BillieLielf

    Extremely helpful. The book was in great condition and nothing was broken. 1 thing I like the most is at the end of the DVDs there is a unit review and vocab review so if you just need a quick refresher, you don’t have to go through the lessons all over again.

  34. Margene

    I bought this book for school. It’s great I’m learning a lot from it.

  35. Mervin

    Used it for a class.

  36. Concepcion

    GREAT book / CD. — What a great way to learn American Sign Language. Of course, I would highly suggest taking a class if you are serious about learning ASL which will have you purchase this book most likely anyhow. It helped me SO MUCH when I was in class and the different things it has you practice is an awesome way to learn.

  37. Minda

    This book was a great way to supplement what I learned in the classroom. It’s easy to use and easy to interpret the signs in the book, it also has a good amount of important information regarding culture and history. Even if you aren’t taking an ASL course this book can be very helpful to a beginner on their own if they use the DVD and practice with members of the Deaf community.

  38. Toni

    Great start to ASL. Finally, an ASL book worth its weight. Haven’t cracked open the DVD yet, but the teacher says it’s very good, so if it is as good as the book, I’m sure I’ll enjoy it,

  39. Ramonita

    I used the older version of this back in college and it’s still amazing (fuller and more updated, too) now! It’s used all over by instructors for beginners to ASL–which is why I re-purchased it–and can be used outside of a class, except some of the answers are only available with the teacher’s edition. If you’re beginning ASL I highly highly recommend this series–and also recommend taking a class, though, too. Real-life usage is the best way to practice any language. But in addition, this book/DVD is amazing.

  40. Candice

    Purchased as a required textbook for a college class

  41. Marie

    Thought learning ASL online would be difficult, but with this book and an organized professor, it’s pretty simple and fairly enjoyable. Obviously, the images don’t do much, but the discs that come with it are very easy to follow (as long as you can slow some of them down of course).

  42. Brittney

    I bought this book and had no trouble/ issues with my purchase. The book arrived on the same day! Also, the CD was included without any scratches. The book was brand new and untouched. I recommend buying it. Yes, it is expensive, but you can always resale it. Overall, I was satisfied with my purchase. Thank u.

  43. Roberto

    Need this for school in a couple of months. The DVD is helpful and easy to follow. Since this is a workbook I won’t know what all the lessons are until the class begins.

  44. Cornell

    Remember this DO NOT BUY WITHOUT THE DVDS INCLUDED. They go hand and hand on this. With it combined with a teacher it’s perfect with wording exclamation and visual exclamation.

  45. Rhoda

    Received quickly, well packaged. Student workbook working great for its purpose.

  46. Ludie

    I don’t know what happens during packaging my the cover is sticky like duck tape got stuck to it or something. Other than that it’s perfect and I need it for class.

  47. Scott

    No real complaints about the text or DVDs. The workbook is very useful without making you study stuff that won’t be on a test. DVDs could be a little better organized for viewing but if you study them they will help you ace your class as I did! The DVDs are will save you! I highly suggest this text and DVD combo!!!!!

  48. Rex

    This purchase was for my daughter who is in college. As far as I know, the book was exactly what she needs it.

  49. Wesley

    An excellent textbook for beginning ASL students. Almost worthless without the DVDs, however. The text has some grammatical and spelling errors, but nothing too egregious.

  50. Savannah

    I got this book for my first semester of ASL. OMG, it is AMAZING. It has pictures & the 2 CDs are included but it also gives u a code for the online stuff from the CDs in case u only have USB ports.

  51. Delia

    I am currently taking a class in sign language and this book f=gives a lot of positivity in showing you clearly how to sign and you can practice over time. Being able to see it makes it clear for me to translate and understand so that I can communicate with my professor and classmates.
    Great book’

  52. Lucy

    My son’s college professor recommended this book as a supplement to the sign language class he’s currently taking. My son says the book is very easy to use and the DVDs that accompanied it very helpful.

  53. Billy

    The book tells you in the beginning that “pics” of signs are not 3-D and not always the easiest to figure out but having the accompanying videos on the CDs and also matching access to the website makes understanding the signs so much easier. I love the layout of the book AND the videos. Looking forward to continuing my journey into the world of ASL.

  54. Liza

    purchased this as it is the textbook for my ASL class. I like that it has DVDs with different exercises. The book is not just black and white, it has color pages which is always nice, especially when you are learning to sign things such as colors. Being a softcover book, it is much lighter to carry back and forth to class.

  55. Josie

    Comes with all videos from the DVD. No one has DVD players anymore. DawnSignPress should ditch the DVD (save themselves some money) and just have people watch the videos online like my entire class is doing.

  56. Wanda

    Thank you so much, this is everything the description was supposed to be and it was quick and easy and though I was a bit nervous about buying a workbook due to possible missing pieces or instructions, it came with everything I needed, like the DVDs and an access code. This was an amazing quality product and exactly what I needed at an amazing price.
    My school wanted to charge me double for the same product, so it was definitely great. Definitely going to pass this onto my fellow classmates who may need a cheaper but a great quality product for ASL.

  57. Andrea

    When I first saw the “Meet the Actors” section of the DVD, I was prepared for a cheesy, overly simple guide to slowly learning sign language. I was pleasantly surprised when each DVD chapter was divided, so you can either skip ahead past what you’ve already learned, or replay each part to make sure you understood what was signed. The approach to fingerspelling was particularly helpful. Exactly as my teacher had done it in class (who is Deaf, and grew up signing), each letter was shaped properly, then the actor would show incorrect posture/hand position (and indicate that it is incorrect with their facial expressions) and correct it. Sometimes showing what something is NOT is the best way to define it!

  58. Latoya

    Arrived nine days early. Came with DVD (I asked seller beforehand to make sure). I need this for my ASL class in college, so it’s important to know that this ebook isn’t a learn in your own type of book. I wouldn’t have bought it if it was required for class. I am hopeful that my teacher will fill in the gaps and do a good job of making everything make sense. I am rating it based on the functionality it was meant to achieve, not as a learn on my own kind of book.

  59. Sharron

    I teach ASL (American Sign Language) and have for many years. This series matches my teaching style and is excellent for total immersion. As a Deaf person, I had used many of the strategies listed in the book before it came out, and Hearing instructors sometimes did not agree with me. When this series came out, I felt validated and vindicated. Excellent resource. Buy it!

  60. Louie

    This is a good way to learn, even on your own with no teacher. One of the benefits of this one (lessons 1-6) compared with later ones (lesson 7 and on), is that there is a complete answer key available. If you are learning without benefit of a teacher, the answer key is super helpful – it doesn’t always explain why the right answer is right but at least you know what it is and can maybe figure out on your own as time goes on. Sometimes, if repeating lessons later, you will discover you have learned something in future lessons that explains one you didn’t previously understand.

  61. Leroy

    Very good book, but just note it won’t do as a stand-alone—you need to use it in conjunction with a class (many of the exercises don’t have answers in the book, for example, and just say “answers given in class”).

  62. Clara

    I’m learning ASL from a Deaf university, and this is the text we’re using. I like it a lot. It’s great for learning in class, with the context provided by a teacher. The teacher can also help with the California regional signs (which might be a problem if you’re not in California) and a few instances where the text seems to use something a little more old-fashioned. My Deaf friends find my conversation hilariously simplistic, but that’s to be expected — they understand me! I can make small talk and stupid jokes and tell funny stories, and I’ve never been able to do that in less than a semester of learning a language.

  63. Florentina

    Awesome product and service
    I need this ebook for class, It would have been helpful learning wise had it not been written, but I love it regardless. It was cheaper here

  64. Janina

    Thanks
    A++

  65. Joey

    GREAT
    Came with everything needed

  66. Demi

    Great people
    Would buy from them again

  67. Melina

    Useful book
    This item is very helpful and it included all videos from the DVD. I am currently taking this sign language class and this ebook is required for the class. so far the ebook has helped with a lot of questions.

  68. Stefan

    Brilliant
    I am deaf and needed this ebook. Thank you so much. 🙂

  69. Kimberly

    Great beginners book

  70. Celinda

    Great Resource
    Although this is a pricey ebook, it is good and hard to find cheaper than $75

  71. GregoryCon

    Amazing resource
    A great ebook to start the journey into the amazing Language of ASL

  72. Maik

    Exactly what I needed for class
    This is perfect! I only needed the videos because I can’t play DVDs on my laptop. I was a little skeptical because of the low price, but it was worth it. Even though my paper said “1-month FREE access” it still gave me the 12 months access on the receipt from the Dawn Sign site.

  73. Janet

    Student workbook
    I am extremely pleased with the ebook. There were a few notes but they were in pencil and erasable. The DVD’s were new. Thanks

  74. Stormy

    Great product. Sent it to me quickly, and it works really well. Responds quickly as well. buy all good.

  75. Elvia

    Great book Signing Naturally Units 1-6
    Needed this book for a class and I don’t mind the used condition it’s in, it’s usable still so it’s great.

  76. Odette

    Great Tool for Learning ASL.
    Great Tool for anyone wanting to learn ASL Very easy to learn from. Must have.

  77. Stephan

    Great Book
    Signers in video sign at a pace that is easy for beginners to follow. A very thorough course

  78. Eusebia

    I would keep this book even after class ends.
    Signing Naturally Units 1-6 book is amazing for the first ASL beginners. CD helps a lot when followed by the book. It has a review section so you can test yourself after you have learned the chapter. I feel like you can learn ASL just with this book alone. As long as you follow the book and practice, beginning ASL would be easy. I have nothing bad to say about this book and would totally recommend this to anyone who has an interest in learning the American Sign language.

  79. Desmond

    THE BEST BOOK TO START YOUR EDUCATION IN ASL
    This book is as good as it gets when it comes to learning ASL. I know two or three people who got their degree in Deaf Studies and this (and the 2nd volume) is the go-to book for ASL. The videos are fantastic.

  80. Zelda

    signing naturally units 1-6 was the required text for ASL I and II. I had no knowledge of ASL prior to ASL I and, after units 1-3, feel confident about what I have learned thus far. I had a difficult time navigating the DVD and found that using it on my pc was much easier since I was able to see the chapters more clearly.

  81. Bret

    signing naturally units 1-6 is an OK ebook.

  82. Karina

    signing naturally units 1-6 was the textbook used for my two first semesters of ASL (Beginning ASL I & II). The DVDs are helpful–don’t buy a book that doesn’t have some kind of video component–but the text overall could be much, much better.

  83. Arleen

    Pretty easy to follow signing naturally units 1-6 ebook. I would have liked a few more videos for the vocabulary.

  84. Lela

    Oops, forgot to say I finished signing naturally units 1-6. It was okay, but the pictures were a little confusing and didn’t help me learn signs. Good thing is that I already knew most of them lol

  85. Elane

    signing naturally units 1-6 Fantastic beginner for ASL. Used it in my ASL 1 class and it helped a lot. It comes with all videos from DVD that makes it worth everything.

  86. Lynell

    It was an excellent tool for learning ASL. The accompanying videos were crucial in the effectiveness of signing naturally units 1-6 ebook. Sometimes the pictures of concepts were not great and more explanation from someone else was needed.

  87. Terra

    For the semester signing naturally units 1-6 book was used more just for practice. Homework was required for the first five units, about 20 questions each, and getting the right answer didn’t really matter. What mattered is that you tried.

  88. Chadwick

    signing naturally units 1-6 It’s fast-paced, but the book is very accessible. The DVDs make it possible to go over a section, a story, or a particular sign again and again.

  89. Daryl

    Signing Naturally was the text for my ASL 101 class this semester. I was consistently impressed with how well the book and DVDs were integrated, and how expertly the DVDs utilized technology to facilitate the practice of a signed language.

  90. Terrence

    My teacher didn’t like signing naturally units 1-6 ebook that much but stated that it was the best you could get for the ASL curriculum. I agree.

  91. Terence

    Signing naturally units 1-6 is a great ebook to use while learning to sign ASL. It helped a lot with class and reminding me what signs were what.

  92. Davis

    I found signing naturally units 1-6 super helpful when I was taking a beginner sign language class.

  93. Dieter

    I always spent half an hour to read this web site’s posts all the
    time along with a cup of coffee signing naturally units 1-6 ebook.

  94. Jaclyn

    I think signing naturally units 1-6 ebook would have been so much better if I took an in-class ASL class but since it was online I really resented the style of teaching that signing naturally units 1-6 ebook had.

  95. Trena

    I used signing naturally units 1-6 ebook for my American Sign Language 1 class.
    AMAZING!! If you want to learn American Sign Language, buy this ebook and all video from the DVD

  96. Javier

    Needed this Signing Naturally Units 1-6 ebook and DVD for a class, it’s great.

  97. Tangela

    Signing Naturally Units 1-6 ebook and DVD is a Great Tool for anyone wanting to learn ASL Very easy to learn from. Must have.

  98. Judy

    Signers in video sign at a pace that is easy for beginners to follow. A very thorough course.

  99. Sibyl

    Signing Naturally Units 1-6 is amazing for first ASL beginners. videos help a lot when followed by the ebook. It has a review section so you can test yourself after you have learned the chapter. I feel like you can learn ASL just with this ebook alone. As long as you follow the ebook and practice, beginning ASL would be easy. I have nothing bad to say about this book and would totally recommend this to anyone who has an interest in learning American Sign language.

  100. Kurt

    Signing Naturally Units 1-6 is as good as it gets when it comes to learning ASL. I know two or three people who got their degree in Deaf Studies and this (and the 2nd volume) is the go-to book for ASL. The videos are fantastic.

  101. lizbnva

    I bought this book from Ebay but it came missing the DVDs I needed for class. Someone recommended this site and I am SO glad I received my order so quickly! Now I don’t have to carry around the textbook and everything I need is right in my computer!

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  102. Danielle (verified owner)

    I Just received my e-book and DVD! The site is very reliable and the cheapest option I have found for both the DVD and text. It may take 3-4 hours to receive the email so don’t panic!

  103. Brodie

    This is not a learning aid I would recommend without the help of any actual ASL I class or ASL tutor. Like any language, ASL is best practiced with someone that knows what they’re doing, and despite the efforts of the video to clarify certain words and phrases, it’s really best to take a class and follow along with the workbook Signing Naturally Units 1-6 ebook and DVD.

  104. Philomena

    Signing Naturally Units 1-6 ebook and DVD Although I love learning ASL and this does have a good amount of the vocabulary that we learned in class, many of the signs have changed, and the lack of English underneath each vocabulary term makes it harder to know exactly what the sign means because some of the pictures are vague.

  105. Corina

    Signing Naturally Units 1-6 ebook and DVD Great textbook!

  106. Candice R (verified owner)

    So much cheaper than anywhere else. I am taking a course that requires this book, obviously I didn’t want to spend nearly $100, so I came across this. I used paypal and FOUND THE EMAIL IN MY SPAM FOLDER to go to a link, to then download the Dvd’s and the book. It all looks like good quality so far!! However the Dvd title of every video don’t match up to the sections of the book, I am going thru them right now to title them to the section/chapter they are for to make my class easier. Thanks so much! 🙂

  107. Elizabet

    Signing Naturally Units 1-6 ebook and DVD Highly recommended

  108. Justina

    Signing Naturally Units 1-6 ebook and DVD contents of the course is really good.

  109. Branden

    Good price arrived at the time and in a good condition!!

  110. Edwardo

    great quality

  111. Vallie

    Signing Naturally Units 1-6 ebook and DVD is a Very informative ebook! Helped me complete my assignments and homework for my ASL program!

  112. Hosea

    Signing Naturally Units 1-6 ebook and DVD is a very clear and understandable ebook. Great for learning ASL.

  113. Cynthia

    Signing Naturally Units 1-6 ebook and DVD Great ebook easy to learn to pass my final exam.

  114. Blakechics

    Very helpful with my education

  115. Hildred

    I recommend Signing Naturally Units 1-6 ebook and DVD to those who want to master ASL 101

  116. Dorris

    A perfect ASL textbook! It makes things a lot easier to understand. I strongly recommend it!

  117. Raquel

    This textbook is a great resource when studying ASL 101 in college!

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