"Carefully watch your thoughts, for they will become your words and actions"  Mahatma Ghandi


Instructional Materials:

Enns, C. J., Zimmer, K., Boudreault, P., Rabu, S. & Broszeit, C. (2013). American Sign Language: Receptive Skills Test. Winnipeg, MB: Northern Signs Research, Inc.

    Link to Northern Signs Research Website for more information

Bilingual Language Arts Activity Kits:

Here is a resource for teachers who want to use good quality literature to teach grammatical structures. There are 10 different topics (grammar structures) and each one includes five different children's books and suggested teaching activities for how to use these books in the classroom. Feel free to download the complete set or individual kits as appropriate for your needs. If you use these kits with your students, I would appreciate your feedback - what worked and what didn't work? Do you have any suggestions for improving the activities? or for additional books or resources? Please be in touch through my email address: ennscj@cc.umanitoba.ca
Thank you!
Complete Set of Bilingual Language Arts Activity Kits

Bilingual LA Activity Kit - Numbers

Bilingual LA Activity Kit - Prepositions

Bilingual LA Activity Kit - Adjectives

Bilingual LA Activity Kit - Past Tense Verbs

Bilingual LA Activity Kit - Progressive Verbs

Bilingual LA Activity Kit - Adverbs

Bilingual LA Activity Kit - Questions

Bilingual LA Activity Kit - Modal Verbs

Bilingual LA Activity Kit - Figurative Language

Bilingual LA Activity Kit - Dialogue

Refereed Publications:
  • Braun, S. & Enns, C. J. (2013). Unseen threads: Weaving the stories between teacher beliefs and classroom practice. In Lutfiyya, Z. & VanWalleghem, J. (Eds.) MERN Monograph on Inclusive Special Education. Winnipeg, MB: Manitoba Education.
  • Huntzinger, V. & Enns C. J. (2012). Ann's Story: Early literacy intervention with a child who is deaf. CAEDHH Journal 3 (1), 17-22.
  • Enns, C. J. & Herman, R. C. (2011). Adapting the Assessing British Sign Language Development: Receptive Skills Test into American Sign Language. Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education, 16 (3), 362-374. doi: 10.1093/deafed/enr004 
  • Enns, C. J. & Kelly, S.  M. (2011). Meeting the early learning needs of deaf children and their families. MERN Journal, Vol. 4, 7-22.
  • Enns, C. J. (2009). Critical literacy: Deaf adults speak out. Exceptional Education International 19(2), 3 - 20.
  • Bernacki Jonk, L. & Enns, C. J. (2009). Using culturally appropriate methodology to explore Dene mothers' views on language facilitation. CASLPA Journal, 33 (1), 34-41.
  • Enns, C.J., Hall, R., Isaac, B., & MacDonald, P.  (2007).  Process and product: Creating stories with Deaf students.  TESL Canada Journal, 25 (1), Winter, 1 - 22.
  • Enns, C. J. & Dustan Lafond, L.  (2007).  Reading against all odds: Deaf students with dyslexia.  American Annals of the Deaf, Vol. 152, No. 1, 63-72.
  • Evans, C. J. (2004).  Educating deaf children in two languages. In D. Power & G. Leigh (Eds.), Educating Deaf Students: Global Perspectives (pp. 139-149).  Washington, DC: Gallaudet University Press.
  • Evans, C.J. (2004).  Learning through personal interaction: Preparing pre-service teachers for students with special needs.  Exceptionality Education Canada, 14 (2,3), 189-208.
  • Evans, C.J. (2004).  Literacy development in Deaf students: Case studies in bilingual teaching and learning. American Annals of the Deaf, 149 (1), 17 - 27.
  • Cornwell, S. & Evans, C.J. (2001).  The Effects of sound-field amplification on attending behaviours. Journal of Speech Language Pathology and Audiology, 25 (3), 135-144.
  • Evans, C.J. & Seifert, K.L. (2000).  Fostering the development of ESL/ASL bilinguals.  TESL Canada Journal, 18 (1), 1-16.
  • Evans, C.J. (1999).  Two languages, one goal.  Canadian Association of Educators of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Journal, 25 (1,2,3), 6-19.

Non-Refereed Publications:
  • Visual Language and Visual Learning Science of Learning Center. (2013, June). Family Involvement in ASL Acquisition. (Research Brief No. 9). Washington, DC: Charlotte Enns and Liana Price.
  • Enns, C.J. (2007).  Review of The Smart Princess and other Deaf Tales.  Toronto, ON: Second Story Press, in CM Magazine.
  • Enns, C. J. (2006).  A Language and Literacy Framework for Bilingual Deaf Education.  Winnipeg, MB (SSHRC Standard Research Grant Report).
  • Evans, C.J.  (2003).  Review of Munch, R. and Martchenko, M. (2003) Zoom! Markham, ON: Scholastic Canada, in CM Magazine, IX(17).

Refereed Presentations:
  • McQuarrie, L., Enns, C., Zimmer, K., Henner, J., Baker, S., & Clark, D. (2013, February). American Sign Language (ASL) Assessment Tools: A "Sign of the Times" panel presentation. Papers presented at the 39th annual conference of the Association of College Educators - Deaf and Hard of Hearing (ACE-DHH), Santa Fe, NM.
  • Price, L. & Enns, C. J. (2013, February). Visual language activities for parents. Poster presented at the 39th annual conference of the Association of College Educators - Deaf and Hard of Hearing (ACE-DHH), Santa Fe, NM.
  •  Enns, C. J. (2011). Assessing ASL Development. VL2 Lecture series, Gallaudet University, Washington, DC, April.
  • Enns, C. J., Boudreault, P., Hoffmeister, R., Kuntze, M., & McQuarrie, L. (2011). American Sign Language competence and English reading ability: What is the underlying relationship? Preconference symposium at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Montreal, QU, March.
  • Enns, C. J. (2010). Process and product: Creating stories through mulitple literacies. National Reading Conference/Literacy Research Association. Fort Worth, TX, Dec.
  • Haug, T. & Enns, C. J. (2010). Adapting tests for signed language development: Application and methodology. International Congress of Education for the Deaf, Vancouver, BC, July.
  • Enns, C. J., Herman, R., & Zimmer, K. (2010). Assessing receptive signed language: Experiences from Britain and Canada. International Congress of Education for the Deaf, Vancouver, BC, July.
  • Enns, C. J. (2010). Assessing the acquisition of American Sign Language. Canadian Society for Studies in Education Annual Conference, Montreal, QU, May 29 - June 2.
  • Enns, C. J. & Zimmer, K. (2010). Assessing American Sign Language development: Receptive and narrative skills. Association of College Educators - Deaf/Hard of Hearing Annual Meeting, Lexington, KY, February 18 - 20.
  • Enns, C. J. (2009). Assessing receptive skills in ASL. Annual meeting of the Association of College Educators - Deaf/Hard of Hearing, New Orleans, LS, March.
  • Enns, C. J. & Kelly, S. (2008). Early education for families with deaf children. Annual meeting of CSSE, Vancouver, BC, June.
  • Enns, C. J. (2008). The language and literacy connection. CASA Conference of the New Mexico School for the Deaf, Albuquerque, NM, April.
  • Enns, C.J. (2007).  The role of sight words in bilingual literacy development with Deaf students.  Annual meeting of AERA, Chicago, IL, April.
  • Enns, C.J. (2007).  Conceptual translation and vocabulary development within bilingual Deaf education.  Biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Boston, MA, March.
  • Enns, C.J. (2006).  Teacher perceptions of professional growth.  Annual meeting of the Canadian Society for Studies in Education, Toronto, ON, May.