ASL Tales
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Guide to Using ASL Tales DVDs . We suggest starting with Play Story.  The pages ‘turn’ to let you experience our books in both ASL and English.* If you're new to ASL, your PAUSE and REWIND buttons are essential as you explore the ASL Clues and Glossary.  The Select-A-Page feature lets you focus on studying just one page at a time.  As you advance in your study of ASL, click on the ASL Only  tool and test your skills watching the uninterrupted story.  Hearing children may want to practice their reading skills by listening to Audio Only. Our Action Scripts, found in the Learning Center on our website, allows ASL learners to learn the detail found our approach to children’s storytelling, making the books full available for the English literacy opportunities we describe on this website. Using the ASL Clues ASL and English convey ideas differently, and the Clues are your guide to understanding the ASL message. Each Clue contains 3 sections: 1) A video clip with a caption describing the action (this detail is often not found in the English version of the story).  2) Individual clues paired with slow-motion video.  3) Grammar/cultural notes and ASL vocabulary not found in the Glossary. You are learning a language.  Expect to view and review each clip many times.  Learning Vocabulary with ASL Tales  Vocabulary is presented in 2 ways: Glossary words include all the ASL vocabulary that is the same in both the English and ASL texts. Remaining vocabulary is found in the ASL Clue for each page. Languages The books are voice recorded in up to 10 languages.  All the books can be watched with or without open captioning.  Book Only Hearing readers can listen to the DVD being read. Check out our Learning Center at for more ideas. *You will find the non-English recordings in Languages.