American Sign Language Teacher Resources

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Deaf and Diverse

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Learners examine deaf culture and the role that American Sign Language plays in forging a sense of community.
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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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E is for E (ASL)

For Students Pre-K - 1st
In this American Sign Language, letter e worksheet, students trace capital and lowercase e, 8 times each. Students then print capital and lower case e 9 times each. A computer animation is provided which demonstrates how to print each...
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Benefits of ASL in the General Education Classroom

For Teachers K - 12th
There are many great ways to incorporate American Sign Language into your lessons.
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Forming a WH Question in American Sign Language

For Teachers 6th - Higher Ed
Students use the correct sign for the five WH question words with the appropriate facial expression to accurately form questions in ASL.
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A (American Sign Language Graphic)

For Students K - 1st
In this printing letter A learning exercise, students trace dotted examples of upper and lower case Zaner-Bloser letter Aa. Students then use the blank primary lines to practice forming their own letters.
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Marlee Signs

For Students Pre-K - Higher Ed
Start communicating in American Sign Language with this handy app. Made up of a series of video clips, the app makes it easy to begin really saying something with your hands.
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Sounds of the Rainforest

For Teachers Pre-K - K Standards
Do you hear what I hear? Encourage scholars to use their listening skills and participate in a series of activities that demonstrate how the sense of hearing is crucial to the human and animal world. Activities guide learners on nature...
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What's That Sign?

For Teachers 1st - 4th
Students watch an episode of a PBS show called Maya and Miguel that focuses on communication with American Sign Language. They play a game in which they identify a number of the ASL signs.
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Letter Gg Practice

For Students Pre-K - 1st
In this letter Gg printing practice worksheet, students trace the uppercase and lowercase letters. Students then practice printing the uppercase and lowercase letters independently on the lines provided. Students may also color the...
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Letter Xx Practice

For Students Pre-K - 1st
In this letter X printing practice worksheet, students trace the uppercase letter. Students then practice printing the uppercase letter independently on the lines provided. Students may also color the American Sign Language picture.
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Signed Stories

For Students Pre-K - 5th
Designed for the deaf, and useful for learners of American or British Sign Language, this tool models the signs for selected words. Entire books can be read aloud by a narrator, with options for displaying subtitles or an onscreen...
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ASL Lesson 8

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

For Teachers 2nd - Higher Ed
Best resource ever! Teaching and learning to teach ASL just got easier. For special education teachers or those working with hearing impaired learners, this lesson provides story and time telling practice using ASL. Each blue link you...
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ASL: Lesson 10

For Teachers K - Higher Ed
Focus on learning how to sign cardinal and ordinal numbers, nouns, and lexicalized fingerspelling. Here is lesson 10 of the series on learning ASL. Provided, are multiple links that provide a visual guide to proper signing. Teach your...
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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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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 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 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 7

For Teachers 1st - Higher Ed
A series of food-related sentences and words are the focus of this practical and straight-forward lesson. With a 70 minute video lecture and ASL demo, this resource features images and clips of very useful ASL vocabulary words. While it...
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ASL: Lesson 5

For Teachers 1st - Higher Ed
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,...
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ASL: Lesson 13

For Teachers 11th - Higher Ed
Ever consider becoming an interpreter for a special needs or hearing impaired pupil? ASL activity 13 focuses on becoming an interpreter and also on research. Included are many links to visual aids and video intended to guide your signing...
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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...