ALEX Classroom Resources

ALEX Classroom Resources  
   View Standards     Standard(s): [ASL] ANLP (0-8) 3 :
3) Present information to an audience of viewers in American Sign Language.

a. Present information about selves with one word or simple learned phrases.

b. Memorize and perform a simple handshape or ABC story.

c. Create recordings of a topic using American Sign Language.

[ASL] ANLP (0-8) 5 :
5) Link American Sign Language and other subject areas to acquire information and develop diverse cultural perspectives.

a. Attend to and acquire vocabulary related to age-appropriate school content.

Subject: American Sign Language (K - 8)
Title: ASL to Improve Comprehension and Vocabulary

This novice low activity is a great introduction to ASL for elementary-aged students. The original lesson plan was created for enhancing reading comprehension in regular classroom settings. However, this approach is a perfect way to connect ASL with Language Arts standards. There are eight vocabulary words that appear in the humorous book Sam's Sandwich, all of which students learn to sign in American Sign Language. The signs are first taught and then the students sign the vocabulary words each time they hear them in the text. Extension activities encourage students to learn more vocabulary words in ASL. Note: Teachers will need access to a copy of Sam's Sandwich by David Pehlam (Dutton Juvenile Publishers, 1991). 

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