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American Sign Language (ASL) and Signed English (SE)
Series II Lesson 3: Pets
By Elaine Ernst Schneider
August 30, 2001

use the 'c' hand to trace a cat's whiskers away from your face.
signing 'kitten' using asl 'pony' in asl

'fish' motion using American sign language
signing 'turtle' using sign language
'rabbit' in sign language

'lizard' in asl
'hamster' in ASL 'bird' in ASL

ASL/SE Series II Lesson 3: Pets

Description of Sign Action

Place the right "G" hand at the right side of the mouth with fingers pointing forward, as if to create a bird's beak. Open and close the finger and thumb once or twice to emulate the movement of a bird's beak.
cat (ASL)
Index finger and thumb trace a cat's whiskers from the cheek outwards.
cat (SE)
Use the "C" hand to trace a cat's whiskers from the cheek outwards.
A waving right hand leads the left slightly as it swims along.
Gently glance across the tip of the nose with the tip of the index finger used in forming the "H" sign. Repeat motion.
Use a "K" hand to trace a cat's whiskers from the cheek outwards.
lizard A right "L" hand slithers across the open left palm.
Place the pointer finger of a "P" hand on the right temple and move the hand forward twice, gently rotating the wrist.
Place "U" hands one over the other, the back of the right wrist touching the inside of the left wrist. Move the fingers slightly as if the rabbit's long ears are twitching.
turtle Place a right "A" hand under the curve of the left hand. Then move the right hand outward to show the head of the turtle gently poking out from under his shell.

Continue on to Lesson 4: Grassland and Water Animals - click here

Submitted by:  © Elaine Ernst Schneider entered the classroom as a special education teacher in the 1970's. Since then, she has taught mainstream English Grammar, Literature, music K-12, deaf education, psychology, Algebra, creative writing, social studies, law, and science in both public and private schools. Presently, Elaine is a curriculum author for multiple educational publishers and is the managing editor of Lesson Tutor, a lesson plan website found at http://www.lessontutor.com. Her most recent books, 52 Children's Moments (Synergy Publications) and Taking Hearing Impairment to School (JayJo Books and the Guidance Channel) can be found at Amazon.com. She is currently working on a project with Pearson Prentice Hall as an author of an on-line teacher's professional development course for the Council for Exceptional Children.
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