I think Deaf children should be given the same assignment writing an essay, "I wish my teacher knew...," a project similar to that of an elementary teacher in Denver.
These are just a few samples from her classroom:
"I wish my teacher knew I don't have friends to play with me."
"I wish my teacher knew sometimes my reading log is not signed because my mom not around a lot."
"I wish my teacher knew that I don't have pencils at home to do my homework."