American Sign Language Teacher Resources

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Engage your pupils in American Sign Language by bringing music into the curriculum. Groups select appropriate songs and spend time in class translating the lyrics into ASL before presenting in front of the class. Music and props are encouraged to liven up the presentations. Rubrics for the project as a whole and for the presentation segment only are included.
Learners examine deaf culture and the role that American Sign Language plays in forging a sense of community.
In this American Sign Language instructional activity, students cut out and study six illustrated cards. Students follow the written directions and picture clues to learn to sign these words: animal, tree, bag, wind, rain, bird.
Tenth graders use consumer skills needed as an adult. It serves as a framework for learning the basics of American Sign Language (ASL) classifiers. They make use of digital video recording equipment to record skits and conversations.
ASL, or American Sign Language, uses fingerspelling quite a bit. If you or someone you know is in need of a quick and easy way to learn those first letters and numbers, look no further. 
Students discuss sign language and learn how to spell some words.  In this investigative instructional activity students work with a partner to write and perform sign language on a given topic. 
Experience lesson one of an extensive American Sign Language series! Whether you are teaching ASL or learning it as a communication tool to use in your special education class, this lesson is great! Foundational signs, such as finger spelling, basic grammar forms, and vocabulary, are covered. The best part is that there are multiple links to handouts, images, and videos to ensure correct technique.
Teach your American Sign Language class how to sign basic food items like pizza, apple, and orange. Lots of graphics (included) are used to play a game of concentration. Note: You'll have to be familiar with the signs themselves before you begin because no description of the signs is provided.
In this American Sign language, letter f, handwriting worksheet, students trace and print both capital and lowercase f, 8 times each. A computer animation that shows students how to print the letters is provided. A picture of American Sign Language F is provided.
In this American Sign Language, letter G, handwriting worksheet, students trace and print both capital and lowercase g, 8 times each. A computer animation that shows students how to print the letters is provided. A picture of the American Sign Language G is provided.
For this American Sign Language, letter H, handwriting worksheet, students trace and print both capital and lowercase H, 8 times each. A computer animation that shows students how to print the letters is provided. A picture of American Sign Language H is also provided.
Explore The Tempest and how language and power are intertwined in the play. Through a series of questions (provided) and an intense activity that has groups translate Caliban's speech into American Sign Language, learners recognize similarities and differences between Caliban's language and ASL. An extension activity is also offered. 
Young scholars discuss American Sign Language. They work in pairs to review the fingerspelling alphabet and to spell a few common words. In addition. they work with a partner to practice signs for 10 different words related to a selected topic and perform a piece that uses those 10 signs.
In this American sign language worksheet, students read and sign the word for 4 words. All end with "at": mat, hat, cat and bat. The words are written and there is a picture showing how to make the sign for the word.
Is fingerspelling a popular way to communicate in American Sign Language? Actually, only about 15% of a conversation between Deaf people uses fingerspelling! Learn more about Deaf history and review a variety of general strategies for learning ASL. Create some opportunities on your own for your learners to practice during or after this presentation. 
In this early childhood letter Cc worksheet, students practice tracing the uppercase C and lowercase c lines before they form the same letters independently on the lines provided. A picture of the symbol C in American Sign Language is included.
Students participate in various alphabet flashcard games to study the sign letters used by the hearing impaired.
Designed for the deaf, and useful for learners of American or British Sign Language, this tool models the signs for selected words. Entire books can be read aloud by a narrator, with options for displaying subtitles or an onscreen interpreter. 
Using Sign Language to Communicate with Your Special-Needs Students in the Classroom
Distinguishing between hand gestures, standardized hand signals, and formal sign languages is focus of this lesson. Additionally, learners will identify groups of people who routinely use hand signals, or sign languages, and discover the reasons why. Tip: Great for disability awareness.