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310 reviewed resources for American Sign Language

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American Sign Language Song Project

For Teachers 6th - 12th
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...
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American Sign Language Hand Symbols

For Students K - 12th
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...
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EdTech Tuesdays: Signed Stories

For Teachers Pre-K - 5th
A tablet can be a great visual tool for the classroom, and this American sign language tool could be just what you're looking for. Rich and Jennifer provide an overview of the app and point out the features that would be great for...
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ASL Lesson 18

For Teachers 2nd - Higher Ed
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...
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Gestures, Signals, and Sign Language

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Distinguishing between hand gestures, standardized hand signals, and formal sign languages is focus of this instructional activity. Additionally, learners will identify groups of people who routinely use hand signals, or sign languages,...
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Simplified Sign Language

For Teachers 5th - 9th
Students practice and examine the different types of sign languages. They explore the need for a simplified system of signing. They compare the simplified version with American sign language. They also practice with another signing...
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ASL Lesson 2

For Teachers 1st - Higher Ed
Empower your non-verbal, autistic, or learning-impaired child with sign language. Lesson 2 in this functional and straight-forward series focuses on vocabulary related to familial relationships and ASL grammar. Video clips and images of...
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Sign Language: a History

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Did you know that umpires first adopted hand signals when baseball's first deaf Major League player, William "Dummy" Hoy, started playing in the late 1800's? Discuss some of the historical impacts the Deaf population had on the 16th...
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American Sign Language History and Practice

For Teachers 9th - 12th
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...
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Master ASL Unit Two: Directionality

For Teachers 6th - 8th
What is directionality? Pronouns are imbedded in many signs used in American Sign Language. Teach your class some of the most common directional verbs and give them opportunities for practice. End this short day with a brief...
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A Historical and Educational Perspective on American Sign Language

For Teachers Pre-K - Higher Ed
Using Sign Language to Communicate with Your Special-Needs Students in the Classroom
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Give Me a Little Sign

For Teachers 1st - 4th
Students watch an episode of the PBS show "Maya & Miguel," and demonstrate various letters and words in American Sign Language. They create a message using a comic strip, spell their name using ASL, and answer discussion questions...
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ASL Coach - 'American Sign Language'

For Students K - 12th
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. 
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What is Language?

For Teachers Higher Ed
Intended to be used along with the first chapter of An Introduction to Language textbook, this PowerPoint is full of linguistic terminology that is not necessarily explained. This tool can be used to complement a lecture or a text, but...
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ASL: Lesson 14

For Teachers 1st - Higher Ed
Build your sign language vocabulary with this ASL lesson. Link to videos that show how to sign properly. Intended for those teaching or learning ASL as a mode of communication.
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ASL 1: Lesson 1

For Teachers K - Higher Ed
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...
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ASL Lesson 4

For Teachers K - Higher Ed
Provide your hearing-impaired or special-needs students with a functional ASL vocabulary focused on feelings and family. Lesson 4 in this extensive series allows you to view both images and videos of each word or sentence as it is...
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ASL Lesson 17

For Teachers 6th - Higher Ed
Learn to communicate with sign in this comprehensive series. It includes a video, images to help you sign, a quiz, and multiple practice sheets, all of which are intended to communicate wants, needs, and personal preferences. The video...
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"Some Excellent Dumb Discourse:" Caliban as native American

For Teachers 11th - 12th
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...
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Learning ASL: Lesson 9

For Teachers 1st - Higher Ed
Here is lesson 9 in an extensive series on teaching and learning ASL. Discuss code switching, numerical incorporation, and noun based vocabulary. Then, click on the blue links to view ASL in action. Each link takes you to a printable...
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Learning American Sign Language (ASL): Using Alphabet Flash Cards

For Teachers K - 8th
Students participate in various alphabet flashcard games to study the sign letters used by the hearing impaired.
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Giving Assistance

For Teachers 10th - Higher Ed
Role play! It's time for learners to interact and practice their vocabulary in context. American Sign Language learners are given different scenarios and are encouraged to converse with others utilizing their new vocabulary. Great...
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ASL Interactive

For Students K - 12th
Go over the building blocks of American Sign Language with an interactive alphabet tool. As learners of all ages hover their cursors over a letter, the image of a hand changes to reflect that letter's sign in ASL.
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ASL Lesson 8

For Teachers 1st - Higher Ed
Another awesome ASL lesson! Teach ASL to a special ed class, hearing impaired child, or for your own enrichment. This lesson provides comprehensible ASL language development. Each highlighted blue area links to a video, printable image,...

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