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Flying Words Project: The Year Of The Walking Dogs, Early Poems

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Male performer on stage reaches 1 hand out in front while lunging back slightly, as if he is doing a pantomime act. Caption. Eyes the runner leading off first base.

Deaf poet and performing artist Peter Cook and interpreter/collaborator Kenny Lerner express poetry through American Sign Language and body movement. Contains selected poems and stories recorded from live performances during 1984-1990. Includes: "Charlie" (1988), "Einstein Under the Apple Tree" (1989), "Hypnotist" (1986), "Replay"(1989), and more. Voice-over narration and interpretation by Kenny Lerner.

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Man gestures in sign language on stage, touching thumbs together, hands flat and pointing in either direction. Caption. A butterfly in South America.
1 hours 10 minutes 8 seconds
Grade Level: All -
Man faces camera and gestures with right hand, palm forward, index finger crossing under middle finger. Caption. To talk about is gestures.
44 minutes 30 seconds
Grade Level: K - 12
A man in a blue sweater and light trousers does sign language towards the camera. Caption. I sheepishly went back to my seat.
53 minutes 37 seconds
Grade Level: 3 - 12

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    Christine Anastasia M. (Lakewood, OH)
    November 9th, 2022 at 10:31 PM

    Very useful in helping children view ASL poetry.

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    Christine Anastasia M. (Lakewood, OH)
    April 28th, 2022 at 02:13 PM

    This video sparked huge excitement about American Sign Language literature! The students want more!

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    Anonymous (Milford, VA)
    May 11th, 2015 at 08:22 AM

    Excellent resource for my level 2 and 3 students who are learning stories and how to tell them.