American Sign Language Teacher Resources

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ASL Sign Time Test

For Students 9th - 12th
What were you doing yesterday evening? What time did you go to sleep? Use this time test to quiz your ASL class with time and schedule vocabulary. 
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Cultural Notes: A Look at Deaf Culture

For Teachers 5th - 8th
How do people become deaf? Can deaf people do the same things as those who aren't deaf? There are a lot of questions that surround us when we are unfamiliar with something. Help your class be more culturally sensitive with this...
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Evaluating Text: Helen Keller's "My Life"

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Readers are asked to evaluate Helen Keller's claim, and the evidence she uses to support her argument, that it is more difficult for hearing impaired children to learn to talk with others.
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A is for American Sign Language: The Letter Aa

For Students K - 1st
In this printing practice worksheet, students follow the dotted lines and numbered arrows to practice printing two lines of both uppercase and lowercase A. If online, they can view an animation of how to form the letter. 
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B is for B in American Sign Language

For Students K - 1st
In this printing practice learning exercise, students follow the dotted lines to form the letters B and b. They print two rows of each. They can see an animation of how to form each letter if they look at the learning exercise online...
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Y (American Sign Language Graphic)

For Students K - 1st
In this printing letter y worksheet, students learn to form upper and lower case Zaner-Bloser letter y. Students trace 20 dotted examples and then practice their own letters on the blank primary lines.
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ASL Crossword

For Teachers 8th - 9th
Give your ASL students this crossword puzzle to fill time or review basic vocabulary terms. The clues are creatively done using visual images of the hand signs. How clever! 
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Better Attitudes and Skills in Children

For Teachers K - 3rd
Little kids often have very big feelings, and need help expressing them. A set of social emotional lessons provide tangible ways for young elementary learners to visualize their emotions, focus on clear communication, and channel their...
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Florida School for the Deaf and Blind

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learn from teachers at the Florida School for the Deaf and Blind on ways to reach students of different learning styles and ability levels, as well as how to accommodate learners with special needs in a general education classroom setting.
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A Sense for Technology

For Teachers 6th - 8th
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...
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ASL III: Classifiers

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Classifiers show movement, location, and appearance.  This basic presentation will introduce ASL learners to how classifiers are formed and what their functions are. Pair with practice opportunities to engage all learners! 
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Science for Technology

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers discuss sign language and learn how to spell some words.  In this investigative lesson students work with a partner to write and perform sign language on a given topic. 
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Sign Language

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students create short video tutorials on various American Sign Language signs. This lesson is a six-day project that begins with internet research and ends with student self-evaluations of project results.
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"Some excellent dumb discourse:" Caliban as native American

For Teachers 12th
Twelfth graders explore some of the colonial implications of The Tempest, analyzing how language and power interrelate in the play and using another American voice, American Sign Language, to consider the different forms of communication...
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Proverbs 17:17

For Students 2nd - 3rd
In this Bible worksheet, students read John 13:1 and Proverbs 17:17 about love and friendship. Students follow the illustrations to learn how to sign the words in the Proverbs verse using American Sign Language. Students sign the words:...
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Proverbs 15:3

For Students 2nd - 3rd
In this Bible verse worksheet, students read Proverbs 15:3 and learn to say it in sign language. The verse reads, "The eyes of the Lord are everywhere, keeping watch on the wicked and the good." Illustrations show how to sign each word.
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The Rights of Persons with Disabilities in the United States

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Would I be able to access all areas of the school if I used a wheelchair? Or if I could not see? After brainstorming a list of typical life activities, class members assume the role of a person with a specific disability and consider...
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Mud is Mud...or is it?

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
We know that the type of soil varies by location, but does the seafloor sediment also vary, or is it all the same? Scholars compare photos of the seafloor from two different locations: the Savannah Scarp and the Charleston Bump. Through...
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Can You Hear a Rainbow?

For Teachers Pre-K - 3rd Standards
Teach your class about compassion and empathy with Jamee Riggio Heelan's Can You Hear a Rainbow? As kids read about Chris, a boy who is deaf, they discuss the things he likes to do, as well as the ways he communicates with the world.
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Life in the Crystal Palace

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Marine biologists research sea ice communities. Assign some groups to construct paper models of sea ice communities in winter, and some to construct models of them in summer. The lesson is simplistic, but the Internet resources provided...
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The Biggest Plates on Earth

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
The deepest part of the ocean is the Marianas trench where two tectonic plates meet. Scholars explore plate tectonics and their boundary types by completing hands-on activities throughout the lesson plan. Specific areas, such as the...
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Getting the Message: What Did You Say?

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students listen to and compare the first sentence of the Gettysburg Address spoken in different languages. They also compare frequency readings for each and discuss how the brain interprets spoken words.
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Being Productive in the Arctic Ocean

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students identify the three realms of the Arctic Ocean, and describe the relationships between these realms. They identify major factors that limit primary productivity in the Arctic Ocean.
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History's Thermometers

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explain the concept of paleoclimatological proxies. In this oxygen isotope lesson, students interpret data and make inferences about climate changes in the geologic past.