Using a multimodal literacies framework, this article describes the teaching goals and strategies of three instructor participants in an ASL book-sharing program. The concept of multimodal literacies views literacy as a social practice where the written mode is embedded in other modes of representation. An ethnographic approach that included participant observation and interviews was taken in a ten-month study of parents, children, and instructors participating in the program. In the study, the written mode was embedded in ASL story-telling and children's books were themselves multimodal resources that were utilized in distinct ways by the instructor participants.

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Snoddon, K. (2014). Ways of taking from books in ASL book sharing. Sign Language Studies, 14(3), 338–359. doi:10.1353/sls.2014.0010