deaf • Someone who is deaf cannot hear anything or can hear very little. • My sister is deaf, so I use sign language to talk with her. • Why is sign language very important for deaf people?
language • Language is the words or movements that people use to communicate. • In America, most people speak the English language. • List some other languages you know.
signing • To use sign language is called signing. • Teachers use signing to “talk” to deaf students. • Describe a time you saw someone signing.
cultures • The ways people live, including their ideas, customs, and traditions, are their cultures. • How can cultures be alike and different?
relatives • Your relatives are the members of your family. • Relatives gather together for holidays. • How many relatives do you have?
celebrate • When you celebrate, you honor a special event by doing something fun. • I celebrate my birthday by having a party. • What events do you celebrate?