15. Deaf readers expect the child to become literate

1-15 15 Principles (1 to 15) 8. Deaf readers adjust signing style to fit the story
Introduction 9. Deaf readers connect concepts in the story to the real world
1. Deaf readers translate stories using American Sign Language 10. Deaf readers use attention maintenance strategies
2. Deaf readers keep both languages visible (ASL and English) 11. Deaf readers use eye gaze to elicit participation
3. Deaf readers are not constrained by the text 12. Deaf readers engage in role play to extend concepts
4. Deaf readers re-read stories on a storytelling to story reading continuum 13. Deaf readers use ASL variations to sign repetitive English phrases
5. Deaf readers follow the child's lead 14. Deaf readers provide a positive and reinforcing environment
6. Deaf readers make what is implied explicit 15. Deaf readers expect the child to become literate
7. Deaf readers adjust sign placement to fit the story Conclusion
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