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1,823 reviewed resources for 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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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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Gestures, Signals, and Sign Language

For Teachers 9th - 12th
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...
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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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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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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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Throwing, Passing and Signing

For Students 8th - 11th
Football players break stereotypes by taking sign language classes to fulfill university language requirements. Learners read this article, then respond to six comprehension questions that ask who, what, when, where, how, and why.
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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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Sea Signs

For Teachers 1st
Here is a lesson that could easily be adapted to suit the needs of learners with hearing impairments or communication disorders. In pairs, learners research sea animals and sign language through practice and the WiggleWorks® computer...
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Editor Travels U.S. Fixing Errors on Signs

For Teachers 2nd - 6th
An interesting article on editors helps young writers understand the conventions of written English. They read a news article about an editor traveling America correcting spelling and punctuation errors on signs.  They discuss proper...
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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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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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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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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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Falling into Shapes

For Teachers 1st - 12th
Children with special needs participate in several activities to reinforce shape and color recognition. They sign the word leaf, sing a song about leaves, and bounce leaves around on a parachute. They then help the instructor name...
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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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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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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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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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Recognizing Persuasive Language

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Lose 10 pounds in one day, guaranteed! With the sixth installment from the digital media literacy series, scholars identify common types of persuasive language. They learn to look beyond techniques such as telling stories, presenting...

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