Educator’s Sign Language Lesson Plans #2

ACTION WORDS!

Now that you have learned a few simple words. Let’s learn some simple action words!

Many times we need words to for every day activities.

Starting with words appropriate for all ages:

EAT

to eat 2 asl

frankie eat outside     TO EAT with JAYLEN

 

DRINK

 

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DRINK

 

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WATER

 

 

WATER
WATER- Move “W” handshape back and forth to the mouth

SIT

 

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SAME SIGN - SIT
TO SIT
SIT
TO SIT

 

 

 

 

GO

 

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GO TO THE BATHROOM (POTTY)

SHAKE your WRIST with the “T” handshape

 

 

SLEEP (Young Child Sign)

TO SLEEP

 

For Older Students:

 

To DRIVE 

TO DRIVE

 

 

To WANT (pull hands towards you)

 

 

To THINK

 

PRACTICE:  Now that you can spell finish these signed sentences

1- I (point to self) EAT ________

2- I (point to self) DRINK______

  1. I (am) GOING to ____________

Also, fingerspell these places :

 

DISNEY WORLD

CHURCH

TEMPLE

HOME

SCHOOL

MALL

STORE

LIBRARY

EXTENDED LEARNING: This sign has an X handshake but none of the words it can convey in ASL start with the letter X.  Which words (there are at least 5) can you make with this handshake? (Hint: One word this can communicate is TO NEED)

1- TO NEED

2-

3-

4-

5-

 

TO NEED
TO NEED and many other words that use this sign/ handshake

 

Recommended viewing for older students and adults: (note mature themes)

Oscar nominated:

  1. Children of a Lesser God
  2. Beyond Silence – German / English subtitles/ German Sign Language

These Sign Language Lessons are FREE

This year – start your BACK to SCHOOL planning with FREE Sign Language Programming from SIGNING FAMILIES!

Am I kidding? Free lesson plans??

This year I have decided to offer via my educational platform – SIGNING FAMILIES –  a FREE series of beginner sign language classes. These classes will be “subscription only” but FREE to all who register.

The intended audiences are as follows:

  • Preschool teachers
  • Classroom teachers
  • Home Educators
  • Special Needs Support Staff (such as behavioral specialists)

Nv16eMsdgxb9eEi9JDGuLq2gpx3wQsShaWjMV3qpJ84What to expect:

Each lesson starts with target vocabulary by age.  Preschoolers will get simple words to learn while older students will be instructed to more enriched vocabulary, the alphabet, numbers and grammatical concepts.

 

 

For all students discussions about Deafness is encouraged. Resources are offered.

How to present the material, videos, downloadable photos and images and creative ideas to practice – all are part of the lesson plans.

Lastly, an opportunity to exchange ideas by asking questions will be a feature!

How to access the program?

Simply subscribe to the EDUCATORS LESSON PLAN/ SIGNING FAMILIES NEWSLETTER here:  CLICK HERE TO SUBSCRIBE TO FREE LESSON PLANS FOR TEACHING SIGN LANGUAGE

Once you subscribe the access codes to the lessons, as they become available, will be emailed to you.

There is no “hidden agenda” to this offer. Simply to educate more people about sign language.

I have seen so many positive outcomes when people know sign language – even the basics.  If you like the idea, but don’t want or need lesson plans for sign language instruction – please consider sharing this information.  Who knows?! – An educator may happen upon your post and love the idea!

Questions? Please use this contact form to ask any questions! 

I will not sell my list of subscribers to any company. Your info is kept private!

 

 

 

 

 

TEN SIGNS for NEW ASL LEARNERS (Free download)

Happy Holidays!

As a present from me to YOU please find in this blog a FREE download of my 10 FAVORITE SIGNS intended for beginner or  novice sign language learners.  The ASL photography are for sharing and printing.

**  FREE DOWNLOAD  – Click the link below **

SIGNING FAMILIES – 10 Favorite Signs

The same signs found in the downloadable document also are included in these open captioned sign language videos from my YouTube Channel (Please go check out my channel and many other sign language videos!).

 

Coming soon – ASL videos to learn signs for travel!

Travel Sign Language - coming soon

Each year Signing Families, the company I founded nearly a decade ago, adds new videos to our free online catalog available on YouTube.   This year we are creating more sign language videos dedicated to the topic of travel!  Learn signs for countries, ways to travel and more! 

This series of videos will be focused on helping novice and intermediate sign language learners acquire basic vocabulary. Also, intended for those in hospitality management who may wish to learn how to communicate with Deaf patrons.

In addition, we will add information about Deaf travel opportunities. (Did you know that there are specific tour companies dedicated to travel with Deaf clientele?)

If you have a Deaf owned travel company or any other suggestions about this series- please comment below!

Thanks!

~Louise

First week of the ASL Challenge

Have you joined the SIGNING FAMILIES 31 DAYS ASL CHALLENGE on YouTube?!  Each day during the month of October 2014 –  I am uploading sign language videos for easy learning.

Here are this weeks signs and a video of #5 – FAMILY

 

In case you missed them here are the other signed videos from the first week of the ASL CHALLENGE!

MORE

WANT

FINISH

TO SIGN

EAT

DRINK

FAMILY

 

 

Will you accept the ASL CHALLENGE?

Starting tomorrow, October 1st,  I will be hosting a 31 days, 31 ASL CHALLENGE on  YouTube.     It is my goal to teach people FREE how to communicate using basic sign language.   The signs will be geared for daily living and school terminology with a sprinkle of signs in the event of a disaster or medical emergency.  Sign language has traditionally been considered only used within the Deaf community. However, more and more children and adults with Autism and Down Syndrome are now learning sign for communication, too!  So many reason to learn!

Where to start?

First, set aside up to five minutes a day to learn some basic sign language and practice! If you subscribe to my Youtube channel you will receive reminders every time a new video is uploaded.  Secondly, if you are so inclined, please share these one minute videos with others. And lastly,  enjoy the journey of learning this visual language.

Learn more on FACEBOOK, SIGNING FAMILIES and of course, on my TWITTER stream.

 

 

What are you doing October 16th at 10:16 a.m.?

dropcoverholdon_re On October 16th at 10:16 in the morning, I will be joining the  9.2 million Californians and 19 million worldwide (and counting) individuals who are planning on stopping EVERYTHING to participate in the SHAKE OUT earthquake and tsunami drill!

RegistrationShakeOut_Global_JoinUs_300x250  is EASY and the whole drill only takes a few minutes.

WOW – five minutes to practice how to be safe when a disaster strikes!

And, for you non-west coast folks – don’t think that earthquakes are just “our thing”.  If memory recalls correctly – one of the most recent earthquakes of a magnitude greater than 5.0 in the United States happened in Virginia!

Here is the PSA I made in sign language with open captions to help keep everyone safe, including those in our Deaf and HOH communities!

 

graphics from ShakeOut.org

HOLIDAY GIFT CONTEST! CONTEST NOW CLOSED

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MOMMY PERKS  in conjunction with SIGNING FAMILIES  is offering a HOLIDAY CONTEST 

How to  be eligible to win!

STEP ONE: Simply watch  this video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=L-Jffvh_gIU  THEN…

  STEP TWO: Comment only  on the SIGNING FAMILIES  FACEBOOK page as to what you liked in the video! Click this link here to be brought to the post where you should comment  

  Note that prizes will be similar but not always exact of what is in in the video.  A Gift    Certificate may be offered instead.  Prize package is worth more than $100 in items and gift certificates.

RULES

  • Enter only ONE TIME, must be over 18 years of age
  • MUST RESIDE in the US and be able to accept packages
  • MUST ENTER NO LATER than -9 pm on November 19, 2013 PST  Winner will be announced on the SIgNING FAMILIES FACEBOOK PAGE on November 20th
  • Winner must respond to confirmation within 7 days of announcement or forfeit winnings
  • Only one winner will be chosen
  • Value of prizes is totaled at more than $100

Participating companies.

PEACOCK POTTERY– 

KIDCOURSES  

Wikki Stix

THE BOYS STORE– 

MediPAL–  

OHANA WELLNESS 

SIGNING FAMILIES

 

 

THE WINNER HAS BEEN ANNOUNCED ON THE SIGNING FAMILIES FACEBOOK PAGE AND CONTACTED.

 

THIS CONTEST IS NOW OFFICIALLY CLOSED

I CHANGED MY MIND

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YES, I am guilty. I changed my mind – AGAIN!  

I have tried THREE different newsletter services, only to realize that the most efficient way to disseminate information about SIGNING FAMILIES,  the 411 VOICES network  (including my radio show)  and more was via my WORDPRESS blog!

YES, I  promise to make sure that the content is equally, if not MORE GROOVY,  than what was in my prior newsletters!

HOW TO GET the Newsletter?  Simply go to my sidebar on this blog and complete the FOLLOW THIS BLOG BY EMAIL request  or if  you use WORDPRESS you can opt to press the automatic FOLLOW button!

A  NEW NEWSLETTER  (say that three times fast) will be available for your reading enjoyment, very soon!  Plus, if you know my “style” you will soon learn that I love VIDEO content, too!

THANKS for reading this post to the end. Now go ahead and wander over to the SUBSCRIBE button. If you already have SUBSCRIBED I THANK YOU!!! 

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Welcome to the NEWLY UPDATED SigningFamilies.com

SIGNING FAMILIES has a NEW look!
SIGNING FAMILIES has a NEW look!

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In 2006 I officially launched SigningFamilies.com.  Since that time we added to the website and revised it several times.  TODAY, I am proud to announce the  official launch of SigningFamilies.com with a fresh and sleek new look! (And to match we changed our WORDPRESS theme, too!)

WHY? Over the years my focus has expanded.  I use to be one of the many “baby sign language’ companies out there, although I took a more developmental psychology approach with our DVD and courses aimed at teaching language models.  Of course, we also offered programs and products for people who wanted to learn the basics of sign language.

However, it became more and more important to me to provide quality information, workshops and affordable products to not only parents, but to many other groups, too!

First Responders, Community Responders (CERT), Law Enforcement and EMS (including Fire Departments).  I totally admire the work of our emergency and disaster response providers and it is a privilege each and every time I speak to these brave and dedicated organizations. Thank you all.

Educators.  I recognize that educators work in a variety of milieus- including as home educators / homeschool teachers.  I appreciate that teachers are in need of affordable and accessible materials as they often need to shoulder the responsibility of purchasing classroom materials themselves. Therefore, I try to offer many items, such as YouTube videos, FREE and communication charts, inexpensively.

Community Organizations  From hospitality management to those who are in the entertainment industry, it has been my pleasure to consult and provide resources.  I especially have enjoyed educating people in our communities about how special populations often use sign language, as well. Many are surprised to find out that the Autism and Down Syndrome communities use sign language, too. Sign is not only for the Deaf!

KIDS!  I have worked with thousands of children over the years. There is nothing like the joy and enthusiasm of a young child learning to sign for the first time!

What is NEW about SigningFamilies.com?!

To start, we have made it (we hope) easier to find content and specific information about workshops and products.

We also added new features such as information about Deaf Dogs and Deaf Dog Adoptions.   Our video and photo gallery sections will be enhanced in weeks and months to come – so check back frequently to take advantage of learning ASL with our short videos.

Soon we will have regular features from USTREAM on our website.  To keep the sign language learning flowing!

Want Sign Language Tutoring? Check out our SKYPE tutoring option!

And.. we added a CONTACT FORM so you can let us know what you wish to see on SigningFamilies.com.

None of this would have been possible without the help of my hubby and webmaster, Marc and our friends at Weiss Business Solutions.  THANK YOU SO MUCH!

So, please go ahead and explore SigningFamilies.com  

Let us know if there is content you wish to have us add.

Happy Signing!