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Learn American Sign Language (ASL) and Signed English (SE)

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ASL/SE Dictionary Index
Alphabetical dictionary listing of available pictures of signs included in all of our free S.E. and ASL lesson plans. Updated December, 2003. Does not include words and phrases from our teaching and learning resources available in the Lesson Tutor Store.

Cultural Lesson in Introducing Oneself
It is important to know that Culturally the conversations are around who you know in the Deaf Community, and you and your communication partner’s connection with the Deaf Community. By Toni Lynn Van Bramer and Judy Moulton. Illustrations by Elaine Ernst Schneider and Mankit Chan.

Body Talk for Signers
A “good” signer/interpreter is one who is flexible, i.e. willing to try several means of conveying the message. Many signers would suggest using Total Communication, i.e. signing, mouthing, using facial expressions, gestures, and body movement – selecting the best combination to convey the message to an audience of mixed preferences and needs. 
By Elaine Ernst Schneider , 

American Sign Language (ASL) for the Deaf: Series 1

American Sign Language (ASL) vs. Signed English (S.E.)American Sign Language (ASL) vs. Signed English (SE)
What’s the difference and why do I need to know both? Brief explanation of the gros differences found in sentence structure, or syntax, between these two signed languages. Different learners and situations may call for the use of either.
by Elaine Ernst Schneider 

Welcome. Let’s Get Introduced
The first of our free asl lesson plans series for teaching ASL and/or SE.
Lesson 1 The Sign Language (ASL) alphabet and introduction to fingerspelling.
Lesson 2 Spelling counts! A.S.L. uses similar motions for similar meanings.
Lesson 3 Part A  Family. Identify each with a single Sign using ASL.
Lesson 3 Part B  Describing eye and hair colors by signing.
Lesson 4  NUMBERS 1 – 10 inclusive in American Sign Language (ASL)
Supplementary Lesson: Numbers 11+
Lesson 5 “I can… “
Lesson 6  “I will…”
Lesson 7  “I  like… “
Review Worksheet
Lesson 8   “I want… “
Lesson 9  “I am…”
Lesson 10 “I can drive..”
Supplementary Lesson: Directions
Lesson 11   Conjunctions and Introducers
Lesson 12  Pronouns

Practice makes Perfect Summer Signing Suggestions

Printable Worksheet: Crossword puzzle
Reproducible A.S.L. alphabet fingerspelling practice Joanne Mikola 

Printable Worksheet: Word Search
Re-inforce A.S.L. finger spelling: Summertime Fun. Fully reproducible.
Joanne Mikola 
Print Friendly Composite .pdf file of Series 1 lessons available for a nominal fee Click here to get yours today. Fully reproducible for educational, non-commercial use.

 

Back To School ASL Warm-Up Series.
Summer Travel
Water Signs
Island Signs
“HOT” Things
Back To School
Printable puzzles: A.S.L. Word Search 
Finger Spelling Practice: Back to School. Reproducible.  Joanne Mikola 
American Sign Language for the Deaf: Series 2

Series 1 Review Worksheet
Lesson 1: Animals of the Forest
Lesson 2: Farm Animals
Lesson 3: Pets
Lesson 4: Grassland and Water Animals
Review Quiz: Animal signs and Fingerspelling
Lesson 5: Food – fruits
Lesson 6: Food – meats
Lesson 7: Food – vegetables
Lesson 8: Food – Snacks
Lesson 9: Food – Drinks
Lesson 10: Food – Miscellaneous
Lesson 11 Part 1: Time – the 12 months and annual units of time
Lesson 11 Part 2: Time – days of the week, 4 seasons, holidays
Lesson 12: Vocabulary Builder – Descriptive words
Printable worksheets: wordsearch to review Series 2

Print Friendly Composite .pdf file of Series 2 lessons available for a nominal fee Click here to get yours today.
American Sign Language for the Deaf: Series 3
Lesson 1: Simple Answers and Common Phrases
Lesson 2: Feelings and Emotions
Lesson 3: Questions
Lesson 4: Common ASL/SE Phrases
Lesson 5: More Phrases
Lesson 6: “Finish” Phrases
Lesson 7: Negative Phrases
Lesson 8: Everyday Phrases
Lesson 9: Past Tense
Lesson 10: Opposites
Lesson 11: Professions. A question and answer lesson.
Lesson 12: Travel terms

The entire Series 3 of our ASL lessons is available in a single, print-friendly file in our [email protected].
25 pages. Email or snail mail delivery options. $3.00

Supplementary American Sign Language (ASL) and Signed English (SE) Resources:

Religious Signs
Words and concepts most often encountered when signing a particular religious passage, prayer, hymn or song.

Printable Wordsearch – Reinforce the vocabulary you will need in order to sign The Lord’s Prayer. Fully reproducible for your classroom or church group.

 

Using ASL Alphabet Flashcards Effectively
By Elaine Ernst Schneider, Joanne Mikola

Also available through the Lesson Tutor Store: Print Ready files delivered by email. Print or CD delivery also available for these .pdf files.

  • The 10 Commandments Adapted for ASL and The Lord’s Prayer in SE
  • The Pledge of Allegience and God Bless America adapted for ASL Signs
  • Star Spangled Banner in Signs
  • O! Canada Adapted for ASL
  • Amazing Grace adapted for ASL signs
  • 23rd Psalm Adapted for ASL
  • ASL Alphabet Flashcards
  • Basic Signs ASL Flash cards Set
  • Survival Signs ASL Flash cards Set
  • Baby Signs – Coloring workbook or Flashcard Set
  • Baby Signs, TOO! Printable Flashcards
  • Signs of Summer Printable Flashcards
  • Signs of Fall Print ready Flash Cards
  • Signs of Winter Flashcards
  • Signs of Spring Flash cards and Activity Set
  • Toddler Tasks in Simple Signs
  • Introducing ASL to Preschool – K Learners
  • ASL Preschool Songs
  • Sign and Sing a Song for Christmas Vol. 1, 2 and 3
  • O Christmas Tree Adapted for ASL
  • Silent Night in Sign
  • O Little Town of Bethlehem Adapted for Signs
  • What Child is This? in Sign
  • ASL Fingerspelling Practice Puzzles
  • I’ll Fly Away Adapted for ASL
  • It Is Well With My Soul Adapted for Signs
  • Sunday Songs and Prayers Adapted for Signs
  • Sunday Songs and Pledges Adapted for Signs
  • Introducing ASL to Health Care Professionals

Printable ASL Alpahabet Clip Art
Learn how to create your own puzzles and documents using these ASL letters. Graphic intensive. Be patient. August 12, 2001

Interactive Jigsaw Puzzle Happy Birthday To You
Sign Language Finger spelling words for some party fun. Slow to download, but loads of entertainment.
Joanne Mikola 

Printable ASL meets Spanish Colors Vocabulary

Count and Match: Numbers 1-30 Worksheet Kindergarten

Count and Match: Numbers 1-50 Worksheet Kindergarten

Ways to Make 10 Worksheet Kindergarten 6

Ways to Make 10 Worksheet Kindergarten 5

Ways to Make 10 Worksheet Kindergarten 4

Ways to Make 10 Worksheet Kindergarten 3

Ways to Make 10 Worksheet Kindergarten 2

Ways to Make 10 Worksheet Kindergarten

Tally Marks Worksheet Kindergarten

Tens and Ones Worksheet Kindergarten 3

Skip Counting: By 2, 5, and 10 Worksheet Second Grade

Gutenberg Worksheet Template

Number Chart: 1-50 Worksheet Kindergarten 3

Number Chart: 1-20 Worksheet Kindergarten 3

Number Chart: 1-25 Worksheet Kindergarten

Number Chart: 1-15 Worksheet Kindergarten 2

Number Chart: 1-30 Worksheet Kindergarten 3

Number Chart: 1-20 Worksheet Kindergarten- 2

Number Chart: 1-10 Worksheet Kindergarten 2

Number Chart: 1-15 Worksheet Kindergarten

Count, Cut and Paste Worksheet Kindergarten – 12

Missing Numbers: 1-15 3 Worksheets Kindergarten

Count, Cut and Paste Worksheet Kindergarten – 11

Count, Cut and Paste Worksheet Kindergarten – 10

Missing Numbers 1-100 4 Worksheets Kindergarten

Missing Numbers 1-50 3 Worksheets Kindergarten

Count, Cut and Paste Worksheet Kindergarten – 9

Count, Cut and Paste Worksheet Kindergarten – 8

Missing Numbers – 1-50 Worksheet Kindergarten

Hundred Chart – Number Chart 1-100 Worksheet Kindergarten

Count, Cut and Paste Worksheet Kindergarten – 7

Number Chart: 1-50 Worksheet Kindergarten 2

Count, Cut and Paste Worksheet Kindergarten – 6

Count, Cut and Paste Worksheet Kindergarten – 5

Number Chart: 1-30 Worksheet Kindergarten – 2

Count, Cut and Paste Worksheet Kindergarten – 4

Missing Numbers: 1-20 3 Worksheets Kindergarten

Count, Cut and Paste Worksheet Kindergarten – 3

Missing Numbers: 1 -10 Worksheet Kindergarten – 3

Count, Cut and Paste Worksheet Kindergarten – 2

Beginning Sound 4 Worksheets Kindergarten

Count, Cut and Paste Worksheet Kindergarten

Scissor Cutting Skills Worksheet Kindergarten- 2

Beginning Sound 3 Worksheets Kindergarten – 7

Scissor Cutting Skills Worksheet Kindergarten

Middle Sounds Worksheet Kindergarten – 4

Middle Sounds Worksheet Kindergarten – 3

Beginning Sound Worksheet Kindergarten- 6

Number Chart 1-10 Worksheet Kindergarten

Missing Numbers 1-10 Worksheet Kindergarten – 2

Number Chart 1-20 Worksheet Kindergarten

Middle Sounds Worksheet Kindergarten 2

Missing Numbers 1-20 Worksheet Kindergarten

Number Chart – 1-50 Worksheet Kindergarten

Ending Sounds Worksheet Kindergarten

Missing Numbers 1-50 Three Worksheets Kindergarten – 2

Missing Numbers 1-30 Worksheet Kindergarten – 2

Number Chart 1-30 Worksheet Kindergarten

Cut and Paste Activity Worksheet Kindergarten

Middle Sounds Worksheet Kindergarten

Picture Addition – Beginner Addition – Four Worksheets Kindergarten

Beginning Sound Worksheet Kindergarten- 5

Beginning Sound Worksheet Kindergarten- 4

Before and After Numbers – Four Worksheets Kindergarten

Beginning Sound Worksheet Kindergarten- 3

Beginning Sound Worksheet Kindergarten- 2

Ordinal Numbers – Two Worksheets Kindergarten

Beginning Sound Worksheet Kindergarten

Writing Worksheet First Grade – 5

Writing Worksheet First Grade – 4

Missing Operator – Add or Subtract – 2 Worksheets Kindergarten

Writing Worksheet First Grade – 3

Missing Operator – Add or Subtract – 4 Worksheets Kindergarten

Writing Worksheet First Grade – 2

Writing Worksheet First Grade

Book Report Worksheet 1st Grade

Book Report Worksheet 1st Grade – 2

Book Report Worksheet 1st Grade – 3

Book Report Worksheet 1st Grade – 4

Book Report Worksheet 1st Grade – 5

Letter Chart Worksheet Preschool 5

Book Report Worksheet 1st Grade – 6

Letter Chart Worksheet Preschool 4

Book Report Worksheet 1st Grade – 7

Letter Chart Worksheet Preschool 3

Book Report Worksheet 1st Grade – 8

Letter Chart Worksheet Preschool 2

Book Report Worksheet 1st Grade – 9

Letter Chart Worksheet Preschool

Book Report Worksheet 1st Grade – 11

Number Coloring Worksheet Preschool 5

Number Coloring Worksheet Preschool 4

Book Report Worksheet 1st Grade – 10

Number Coloring Worksheet Preschool 3

Number Coloring Worksheet Preschool 2

Number Coloring Worksheet Preschool

Dinosaur Number Worksheet Preschool

Shapes Tracing Worksheet Preschool 10

Book Report Worksheet 1st Grade – 12

Shapes Tracing Worksheet Preschool 9

Book Report Worksheet 1st Grade – 13

Book Report Worksheet 1st Grade – 14

Shapes Tracing Worksheet Preschool 8

Book Report Worksheet 1st Grade – 15

Number of sides Worksheet Kindergarten

Book Report Worksheet 1st Grade – 16

Book Report – Two Worksheets 1st Grade

Geometric Shape Name Labels Worksheet Preschool

Spiral – Tracing Two Worksheets Preschool

Counting, tracing and coloring shapes Worksheet Preschool 2

Number of sides Worksheet Preschool

Grid Tracing Worksheet Preschool

Counting, tracing and coloring shapes Worksheet Preschool

Picture Tracing House Worksheet Preschool

Beginner Mazes Worksheet Preschool – 3

Beginner Mazes Worksheet Preschool – 2

Number Comparison – Smallest Number Two Worksheets Kindergarten

Comparing Numbers Two Worksheets Kindergarten – 3

Trace and Color the Shapes Worksheets Preschool

Adding 3 Numbers Worksheet First Grade

Numbers in Words Worksheet First Grade

Skip Counting by 2 Worksheet First Grade – 3

Skip Counting by 2 Worksheet First Grade – 2

Skip Counting by 2 Worksheet First Grade

Skip Counting by 5 Worksheet – First Grade – 3

Skip Counting by 5 Worksheet – First Grade -2

Skip Counting by 5 Worksheet First Grade

Single Digit Addition Worksheet 3 Kindergarten

Emotions & Feelings – Happy, Sad and Mad Preschool

Emotions & Feelings – Happy, Sad, Mad and Surprise 1 Preschool Art

Elephant Tracing Preschool

Horse Tracing Preschool

Addition Doubles First Grade

Single Digit Addition 2 Kindergarten

Single Digit Addition 1 Kindergarten

Beginner Subtraction for Kindergarten 2

Beginner Subtraction for Kindergarten 1

Comparing Numbers 1-100 Three Worksheets Kindergarten

Comparing Numbers 2: First Grade

Comparing Numbers 1 : First Grade

Analogies: Critical Thinking First Grade

Comparing Numbers 1-20 Four Worksheets Kindergarten

Picture Addition 3: Sums up to 5 Kindergarten

Number Bonds Three Worksheets 1st Grade

Addition – 1 Digit Number to a 2 Digit Number with Regrouping Three Worksheets 2nd Grade

Picture Addition 2 : Sums up to 5 Kindergarten

Addition – 1 Digit Number to a 2 Digit Number with Regrouping Six Worksheets 2nd Grade

Picture Addition 1: Sums up to 5 Kindergarten

Time – Draw Hands on the Clock Face Three Worksheets Kindergarten

Number Line: Addition First Grade

Picture Addition Single Digit Four Worksheets Kindergarten

Number Line Addition Three Worksheets 1st Grade – 2

Analogies: Thinking Skill Kindergarten

Number Line Addition Eight Worksheets 1st Grade

Shape Tracing 3 – Stars Preschool

Addition Worksheet – Sums up to 20 Three Worksheets Kindergarten

Shape Tracing – Multi Circle Worksheet Preschool

Beginner Subtraction Four Worksheets Kindergarten

Shape Tracing – Multi Rectangle Worksheet Preschool

Shape Tracing – Multi Square Worksheet Preschool

Shape Tracing – Circle Worksheet Preschool

Number Comparison – Smallest Number Two Worksheets Kindergarten – 2

Picture Matching – Connect Other Half Worksheet Preschool

Picture Matching – Connect Other Half Worksheet Preschool – 2

Picture Matching – Connect Other Half Worksheet Preschool – 3

Shape Tracing – Square Worksheet Preschool

Connect Other Half Worksheet Preschool

Shape Tracing – Star Worksheet Preschool

Smallest Two Worksheets Preschool

Shape Tracing – Oval Worksheet Preschool

Biggest Worksheet Preschool – 3

Comparing Numbers Worksheet Kindergarten

Comparing Numbers 1-10 Worksheet Kindergarten

Shapes – Color, Trace & Draw Two Worksheets Preschool

Counting Worksheet Kindergarten

Fruits – Color, Trace and Draw Worksheet Preschool

Circle the picture that is different Worksheet Kindergarten 5

Circle the picture that is different Worksheet Kindergarten 4

Feelings And Emotions – Color, Trace and Draw Worksheet Preschool

Circle the picture that is different Worksheet Kindergarten 3

Addition – Single Digit Worksheet Kindergarten 5

Subtraction – 1 Digit Worksheet Kindergarten 2

Comparing Numbers 1-10 – Greater Than, Less Than or Equal To Four Worksheets Kindergarten

Circle the picture that is different Worksheet Kindergarten 2

Halloween Number Counting 1-10 Worksheet Kindergarten 2

Comparing Numbers 1-20 Worksheet Kindergarten

Halloween Number Counting 1-10 Worksheet Kindergarten

Tens and Ones Two Worksheets Kindergarten

Halloween – Number Counting – 1-5 Worksheet Kindergarten

Halloween – Beginner Subtraction Worksheet Kindergarten

Halloween – Picture Addition – Single Digit Addition Worksheets – Two Kindergarten

Pumpkin – Beginner Subtraction – 1 Picture Subtraction Worksheet Kindergarten

Halloween – Picture Addition – Sums up to 5 Worksheet Kindergarten

Picture Addition Worksheet Kindergarten 23

Halloween Worksheet Preschool

Halloween Worksheet Preschool – 2