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Lesson Tutor: ASL Lesson On Signing Food – Fruits

  /  Lesson Tutor: ASL Lesson On Signing Food – Fruits

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

 

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 https://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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