List of Contents: Lesson Plans, Worksheets, Unit Studies, Book Reviews, Thematic units ...Support Articles: Learning Disabilities, Teaching Methods, Learning Skills,  How to get Hired and Miscellaneous...FAQ's, How To's, and What Now's. Hopefully, you know the why's! :)
Free lesson plans, printable worksheets, study notes, course outlines and more, all ready to go for students, teachers, tutors or parents.
Home is where we start from.Consultant DirectorySecure ordering available for Workbooks, Lesson Plan Series, Supplies, ... Print or DownloadDiscussion Board (How was YOUR day?) , Chat, Polling Booth, Ask a Consultant, Become a Consultant...
You are HERE >>  Languages : American Sign Language (ASL) and Signed English (SE)

American Sign Language (ASL) and Signed English (SE)
Series 2 Lesson 5: Food: Fruit
By Elaine Ernst Schneider
Nov. 3, 2001

banana
grapes
berries
banana
grapes
berries

 
apple
watermelon
pear
apple
watermelon
pear

 
tomato
peach
plum
tomato
peach
plum

Series 2 Lesson 5: Food: Fruit

Signs
Description of Sign Action


apple
Curl your right index finger to touch your thumb. Twist or rotate, your arm, tipping the knuckle towards your mouth, then back again.
banana
Make an imaginary banana by holding a left "and" hand with fingers pointed upward and touching. Then use the right hand to pantomime peeling the banana.
berries
Hold a left "I" hand in front of the body, palm facing inward. Then place the fingertips of the right hand around the tip of the left pinky finger, turning slightly to indicate the roundness of a single berry on the end of a vine.
grapes
Lightly touch the fingertips of a right curved hand (fingers spread) several times on the back of a left curved hand, palm turned down. Note: The movement represents clusters of grapes.
peach
Touch all five fingers of the right hand on the right side of the face. Then pull the hand outward, as if plucking peach "fuzz."
pear
Place two "and" hands together, fingertips touching. Then move the right hand away. Note: The movement of the right hand suggests the elongated shape of the pear.
plum
Touch the middle finger of a right "P" hand to the right side of the cheek; then turn the hand slightly, rotating front to back, and then away.
tomato
Touch the lips with the index finger of a right "D" hand. Then move the right hand down, pantomiming cutting an imaginary tomato that is being held by the left "and" hand.
watermelon
Place the right hand letter "W" on the chin. Then form a left "s" hand and hold it palm down. Move the "W" hand from the chin to the left hand. Thump the left back of the left "s" hand with the thumb and second finger of the right hand (as if thumping a ripe melon).

Continue to Lesson 6: Meats

 
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.
Send your feedback to Elaine

More Articles by this author, Click Here
More lessons in American Sign Language,  Click Here
 

  
 
Lesson Plans
 
Consultants
 
Help
 
Shop@LT
 
Interact
.
Terms of Use 
 
Management Team
 
Advertise 
 
About Us
.
 Contact Us 
 
Home

Legal & Privacy Notices