American Sign Language Teacher Resources

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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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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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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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Science for Technology

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students 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
Young scholars create short video tutorials on various American Sign Language signs. This lesson plan 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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Letter Cc Practice

For Students Pre-K - 1st
In this letter Cc printing practice learning exercise, students trace the uppercase and lowercase letters. Students then practice printing the uppercase and lowercase letters indendently on the lines provided. Students may also color the...
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Letter Ii Practice

For Students Pre-K - 1st
In this letter "Ii" 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 Jj Practice

For Students Pre-K - 1st
In this letter "Oo" 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 Oo Practice

For Students K - 2nd
In this letter Oo 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 Vv Practice

For Students Pre-K - 1st
In this letter Vv 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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Handwriting Practice: Letter Ww

For Students Pre-K - 1st
In this letter "Ww" 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 Yy Practice

For Students Pre-K - 1st
In this letter "Yy" printing practice worksheet, learners trace the uppercase and lowercase letters. Students then practice printing the uppercase and lowercase letters independently on the lines provided. Learners also color a picture...
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Proverbs 15:3

For Students 2nd - 3rd
In this Bible verse learning exercise, learners 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...
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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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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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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. Specific areas, such as the Galapagos...
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Bits of Braille

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Intended to build an understanding of Braille in a general education classroom. They read the book Helen Keller then write their names using a braille website. Many interesting web links are included. Could be used for a general or...
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Understanding Deafness

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
The two main characters in the book Wonderstruck are both deaf. In order to connect to text, learners discuss the nature of hearing impairment or loss. The lesson is teacher-led and discussion-based. It focuses on types of hearing loss...
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Fingers Out Game

For Teachers 7th - 9th
To better understand technical text developmentally disabled students engage higher level thinking skills by making a hand movement while simultaneously speaking a number. They practice mental math by adding sums from 0-10.