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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.
Experience instructional activity 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 instructional activity 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.
Students 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.
Why are homographs so tricky? They have the same spelling, but they have different meanings. After completing this reading passage with the correct words, look at each homograph listed and encourage your class members to find the alternative meaning. For example, the word pitcher here is used to describe a baseball player, but it is also a container for water.
Here is an outstanding series of seven lessons on Native American culture. In it, learners experience reading, math, social studies, geography, arts and crafts, science, music, and even sign language! Some excellent worksheets and other printables are embedded in this magnificent series of lessons.
Students explore philosophy by researching the Dalai Lama. In this peaceful living lesson, students discuss the Dalai Lama and his unique views of the world before reading the story Can You Say Peace? Students answer study questions about the Dalai Lama as well as practice saying peaceful messages through sign-language.
Sign language is an effective way to communicate with those special needs, hearing, impaired, and non-verbal pupils. This lesson provides a highly structured way to learn or teach ASL. Included are multiple links to images, descriptions, and videos of proper sign technique.
Have a discussion, review nouns, and practice speaking using ASL. Lesson 18 of 30+ extensive lessons on using American Sign Language covers classifiers, coded English, and asking questions. Each link embedded in the lesson provides a visual aide so you sign what you say correctly.
ASL is fun to learn and now so easy! This is lesson 15 in a series of 30+ lessons of learning or teaching ASL in a comprehensible and strategic way. Use this lesson to reinforce identifying community helpers and conducting an interview. Teaching your Special Needs Students ASL can provide an effective mode of communication.