American Sign Language Hand Symbols

Whether you are learning or teaching American Sign Language, a thorough resource on the ways to depict different hand symbols is sure to enhance your journey into proficiency. With sections on different hand symbol groups, including index middle thumb, four fingers, index thumb, and middle finger, as well as a section that differentiates between heel of hand and top view, the resource is a helpful addition to any ASL class.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Have class members sign one verse of a song they are learning
Classroom Considerations
  • The resource is 122 pages long; however, a table of contents organizes the pages into 10 hand symbol groups for easy reference
  • Best suited for learners with some familiarity with American Sign Language and its written symbols 
  • Final section describes exceptions and rootshapes
  • Pictures are clear and explanatory
  • Examples on page 113 might be considered inflammatory to some groups of learners