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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

Alphabet Coloring – Letter Coloring Worksheet Preschool – 3

Alphabet Coloring – Letter Coloring Worksheet Preschool – 4

1 More 1 Less Worksheet Kindergarten

1 More 1 Less Worksheet Kindergarten – 2

Adding and Subtracting Tens Worksheet 1st Grade – 2

Adding and Subtracting Tens Worksheet 1st Grade

10 More Worksheet 1st Grade

10 Less Worksheet 1st Grade

Subtracting Tens Worksheet 1st Grade

“What Comes Between?” Worksheet Kindergarten – 6

Making 10 Worksheet 1st Grade

Making 9 Worksheet 1st Grade

Making 8 Worksheet 1st Grade

Making 7 Worksheet 1st Grade

Making 10 Worksheet 1st Grade – 2

Making 4 Worksheet 1st Grade

Making 5 Worksheet 1st Grade

Shapes Worksheet Two Preschool

3 Digit Addition with Carry-Over Worksheet Five 1st Grade

10 More 10 Less & 1 More 1 Less Worksheet Four 1st Grade

Part Part Whole 1st Grade – 2

Part Part Whole 1st Grade

Missing Addend 1st Grade

Addition Word Problems 1st Grade – 7

Addition Word Problems 1st Grade – 6

3 Digit Subtraction with Borrowing Worksheet Four 1st Grade

Subtraction Word Problems 1st Grade

Addition Word Problems 1st Grade – 5

2 Digit Addition Worksheets Four 1st Grade – 2

Addition Word Problems 1st Grade – 4

Addition Word Problems 1st Grade – 3

Addition Word Problems 1st Grade – 2

Addition Word Problems 1st Grade

Square Root Worksheet 2- 6th Grade

Square Root Worksheet 3- 6th Grade

Square Root Worksheet 4- 6th Grade

2 Digit Subtraction with Borrowing Worksheet Four 1st Grade – 2

Square Root– 1-30 Worksheets 5th Grade

2 Digit Addition Worksheet Three 1st Grade

Square Root– 1-20 Worksheets 5th Grade – 2

Square Root– 1-20 Worksheets 5th Grade

Square Root– 1-30 Worksheets 5th Grade-2

Square Root– 1-30 Worksheets 5th Grade 3

Counting Worksheets Kindergarten

Count and Match – Numbers 1-10 Kindergarten

Draw Hands on the Clock Worksheet Kindergarten 2

Draw Hands on the Clock Worksheet Kindergarten

Numbers in Words Matching Worksheet Kindergarten 4

Longest and Shortest Comparison Worksheet – Two Kindergarten 2

Longest and Shortest Comparison Worksheet – Two Kindergarten

Numbers in Words Matching Worksheet Kindergarten 3

Doubles Addition Picture Worksheet – Two Kindergarten

Doubles Plus One Picture Worksheet-Two Kindergarten

Counting Worksheet Preschool

Picture Addition Worksheet 1st Grade

Picture Subtraction Worksheet Two- 1st Grade

One More One Less Worksheet 1st Grade

Big Bigger Biggest Worksheet – One Kindergarten

Big Bigger Biggest Worksheet – Two Kindergarten

Count and Graph Picture Worksheet – Two Kindergarten 2

Count and Graph Picture Worksheet – Two Kindergarten

Color by Number Worksheet Preschool 22

Color by Number Worksheet Preschool 21

Color by Number Worksheet Preschool 20

Color by Number Worksheet Preschool 19

Color by Number Worksheet Preschool 18

Color by Number Worksheet Preschool 16

Color by Number Worksheet Preschool 15

Color by Number Worksheet Preschool 14

Color by Number Worksheet Preschool 13

Color by Number Worksheet Preschool 12

Color by Number Worksheet Preschool 11

Color by Number Worksheet Preschool 10

Doubles Plus One Worksheet 1st Grade- 2

Add and Multiply Worksheet 2nd Grade- 10

Add and Multiply Worksheet 2nd Grade- 9

Add and Multiply Worksheet 2nd Grade- 8

Color by Number Worksheet Preschool 9

Color by Number Worksheet Preschool 8

Color by Number Worksheet Preschool 7

Greatest Number Worksheet Kindergarten

Smallest Number Worksheet Kindergarten

Number Patterns Worksheet 1st Grade- 6

Number Patterns Worksheet 1st Grade- 5

Number Patterns Worksheet 1st Grade- 4

Number Patterns Worksheet 1st Grade- 3

Number Patterns Worksheet 1st Grade- 2

Number Patterns Worksheet 1st Grade

Shapes Pattern Recognition Worksheet Preschool 3

Shapes Pattern Recognition Worksheet Preschool 2

Timed Addition Drill Worksheet Three – First Grade

Timed Addition Drill Worksheet Two – First Grade

Missing Operator Add or Subtract Worksheet First Grade- 2

Basic Addition Facts Two First Grade

Basic Addition Facts One First Grade

Basic Addition Facts 1st Grade- 3

Basic Addition Facts 1st Grade- 2

Shapes Pattern Recognition Worksheet Preschool

2 Digit Subtraction Worksheet Four – 1st Grade

Shapes Tracing Worksheet Six – Preschool

Even & Odd Worksheet 1st Grade

Size Comparison Worksheet Kindergarten 2

Size Comparison Worksheet Kindergarten

Comparing Numbers Worksheet 1st Grade

Greater Number Worksheet 1st Grade

Shapes Tracing Worksheet Preschool 7

Square Root Clock Worksheet 6th Grade

3 Digit Subtraction Worksheet Three – First Grade

4 Digit Subtraction Worksheet Three – First Grade

Hundred Chart Kindergarten

Tally Marks Numbers in Words Worksheet Kindergarten 2

Tally Marks Numbers in Words Worksheet Kindergarten

Numbers 1-10 Shapes Worksheet Kindergarten 2

Numbers 1-10 Shapes Worksheet Kindergarten

Doubles Plus One Worksheet First Grade 4

Doubles Plus One Worksheet First Grade 3

Doubles Plus One Worksheet First Grade 2

Color by Number Worksheet Preschool 6

Addition and Subtraction Worksheet 1st Grade

Coloring Fractions Worksheet – Two 2nd Grade-7

Coloring Fractions Worksheet – Two 2nd Grade-6

Coloring Fractions Worksheet – Two 2nd Grade-5

Coloring Fractions Worksheet – Two 2nd Grade-4

Coloring Fractions Worksheet – Two 2nd Grade-3

Coloring Fractions Worksheet – Two 2nd Grade-2

Coloring Fractions Worksheet – Three 2nd Grade

Division Worksheet 5th Grade

Division Worksheet – Three-5th Grade

Division Worksheet – Six- 5th Grade

Coloring Fractions Worksheet – Two 2nd Grade

Square Root Worksheet 6th Grade

Numbers in Words Tally Marks Worksheet Kindergarten 2

Numbers in Words Tally Marks Worksheet Kindergarten

Dot to Dot Watermelon Numbers Worksheet Preschool

Dot to Dot Butterfly Numbers Worksheet Preschool

Dot to Dot Balloon Numbers Worksheet Preschool

Dot to Dot Owl Numbers Worksheet Preschool

Color by Number Worksheet Preschool 17

Dot to Dot Turtle Numbers Worksheet Preschool

Dot to Dot Swan Numbers Worksheet Preschool

Dot to Dot Octopus Numbers Worksheet Preschool

Dot to Dot Fish Numbers Worksheet Preschool

Doubles Plus One Worksheet 1st Grade

Dot to Dot Snail Numbers Worksheet Preschool

Dot to Dot Ladybug Numbers Worksheet Preschool

Dot to Dot Bee Numbers Worksheet Preschool

Dot to Dot Giraffe Numbers Worksheet Preschool

Dot to Dot Tree Numbers Worksheet Preschool

Dot to Dot Boot Numbers Worksheet Preschool

Dot to Dot House Numbers Worksheet Preschool

Dot to Dot Duck Numbers Worksheet Preschool

Dot to Dot Rocket Numbers Worksheet Preschool

Basic Addition Facts – Ten Worksheets 1st Grade 2

Dot to Dot Owl Numbers Worksheet Kindergarten

Dot to Dot Duck Numbers Worksheet Kindergarten

Dot to Dot Swan Numbers Worksheet Kindergarten

Dot to Dot Octopus Numbers Worksheet Kindergarten

Dot to Dot Butterfly Numbers Worksheet Kindergarten

Dot to Dot Car Numbers Worksheet Kindergarten

Adding One Worksheet 1st Grade

Dot to Dot Ladybug Numbers Worksheet Kindergarten

Dot to Dot Bee Numbers Worksheet Kindergarten

Dot to Dot Snail Numbers Worksheet Kindergarten

Adding Zero Worksheet 1st Grade

Butterfly Life Cycle Worksheet Kindergarten

Dot to Dot Numbers Worksheet Kindergarten

Beginner Maze Worksheet Preschool 5

Beginner Maze Worksheet Preschool 8

Beginner Maze Worksheet Kindergarten 2

Beginner Maze Worksheet Kindergarten 6

Opposites Worksheet Preschool

Basic Addition Facts Worksheet 1st Grade

Pattern Recognition Worksheet Kindergarten

Connect the Other Half Shapes Worksheet Kindergarten

What Comes Next Patterns Worksheet Kindergarten 3

What Comes Next Patterns Worksheet Kindergarten 2

What Comes Next Patterns Worksheet Kindergarten

Draw the Other Half Shapes Worksheet Kindergarten

Draw the Other Half House Worksheet Kindergarten

Draw the Other Half Sun Worksheet Kindergarten

Adding Zero Worksheet 2 1st Grade

Draw the Other Half Emoji Face Worksheet Kindergarten 2

Draw the Other Half Emoji Face Worksheet Kindergarten

Draw the Other Half Car Worksheet Kindergarten

Draw the Other Half Worksheet Kindergarten

Draw the Other Half Butterfly Worksheet Kindergarten

Draw the Other Half Bee Worksheet Kindergarten

Draw the Other Half Rocket Worksheet Kindergarten

Draw the Other Half Owl Worksheet Kindergarten

Draw the Other Half Flower Worksheet Kindergarten

Draw the Other Half Spider Worksheet Kindergarten

Draw the Other Half Ladybug Worksheet Kindergarten

Dot to Dot Polygon Worksheet Kindergarten 3

Dot to Dot Polygon Worksheet Kindergarten 2

Dot to Dot Polygon Worksheet Kindergarten

Basic Addition Facts – Ten Worksheets 1st Grade