SignWriting Literacy Project is a free program
for schools for the Deaf and teachers of Deaf
students. It can also benefit parents of Deaf
children, if they tutor their children at home.
Center for Sutton Movement Writing
is the USA 501c3 non-profit educational organization
which started the SignWriting Literacy Project.
The Center receives small grants from private
foundations to fund the Literacy Project. With
this funding, the Center donates SignWriting
materials specially designed to teach reading
and writing to Deaf students. Download
this document to read more about the project
In return for the donations, the Center requests
documented feedback. The documentation is published
on the SignWriting Web Site for others to study.
It will also be sent to sponsors of the program.
The documentation may someday be used in published
journals discussing the use of SignWriting in
Deaf education. It will always be public information.
No money changes hands between the Center and
the teachers. It is a free exchange of materials
and technical support in return for written
documentation on how SignWriting was used in
the classroom and what the results were, before
and after using SignWriting.
WHO CAN APPLY?
Schools or teachers with deaf students
The deaf students should be sign language users.
Write a letter on School Stationery
Write an official confirmation letter
(a letter on stationery with letterhead). Follow
the format provided on this
Fill out Teacher's Report 1.
Along with the letter, we will need Teacher's
Report 1 , which includes questions about
why you chose to participate in the Literacy
Send the Letter and Teacher's Report to Valerie
Send both the Confirmation Letter and Teacher's
Report 1 to Valerie Sutton in PDF format through email:
SignWriting Literacy Project
The Center for Sutton Movement Writing
P.O. Box 517, La Jolla, CA, 92038-0517, USA
HAPPENS IF YOU ARE ACCEPTED?
SignWriting materials will be shipped to you.
Your materials will be prepared, packaged and
A web page just for your classroom!
A beautiful new web page will become the proof
of your work with SignWriting. A copy of your
letter and web report will be posted on the
web page. Then later, when you send photos and
documentation, that will also be posted on your
Photos and documentation of your work with SignWriting
will be needed from you, over time. Be sure
to receive parental permission to let us post
the information on the web.
4. You will be asked to join the SignWriting
so you can learn SignWriting by email on the
List. Plus your teachers reports will be posted
to the List. The List includes around 200 teachers
who all use SignWriting around the world.
TO JOIN THE SIGNWRITING
1. Go to:
2. Type in your email address....
and follow the rest of the instructions...
we collect will benefit future classrooms!
Look forward to hearing from you!