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Lesson Tutor : ASL Signs For Food – Meats

  /  Lesson Tutor : ASL Signs For Food – Meats

American Sign Language (ASL) and Signed English (SE)
Series 2 Lesson 6: Food: Meats
By Elaine Ernst Schneider

meat
fish
turkey
 meat
 fish
 turkey

 

chicken
pork
beef
 chicken
 pork
 beef

 

hamburger
sandwich
hot dog
hamburger 
 sandwich
 hot dog

ASL Series 2 Lesson 6: Food: Meats

Signs Description of Sign Action
beef (SE) Signed English sign for beef follows the same procedure for meat, making the “B” sign with the left hand.
chicken Place a right “g” hand at the mouth (this is the sign for “bird). Then place tips of the “g” hand into the upturned palm of the left hand. Note: It is the second half of the sign that makes the sign specific to “chicken,” as a chicken is a bird that pecks.
fish A waving right hand leads the left slightly as it swims along.
hamburger Shape an imaginary hamburger patty in your hand. First right hand on top then left hand on top.
hot dog Squeeze hands with each move outward as if you are shaping each individual link
meat Hold the left hand slightly in front of the body, fingers together and thumb spread. Using the index finger and thumb of the right hand, gently pinch the fleshy portion of skin between the thumb and index finger of the left hand. Memory aid: This area is often called the “meaty” portion of the hand.
pork (SE) Signed English sign for pork follows the same procedure for meat, making the “P” sign with the left hand.
sandwich Make a “C” with the left hand, palm facing right and slightly tilted upward. Place a stiff right hand (fingers together) in the curve of the left “C” hand, right pinky finger touching the meaty tissue between the left thumb and index finger.
turkey Touch a right “q” hand to the chin.

Continue on to Food: Vegetables

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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