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Lesson Tutor: American Sign Language: Food: Snacks

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American Sign Language (ASL) and Signed English (SE)
Series 2 Lesson 8: Food: Snacks
By Elaine Ernst Schneider

snacks
fruit
popcorn
 snacks
  fruit
 popcorn

 

crackers
chips
candy
 crackers
 chips
 candy

 

cookie
nuts
cheese
cookie
 nuts
 cheese

 

pie
 
ice cream
 pie
 
ice cream

 

Series 2 Lesson 8: Food: Snacks

Signs Description of Sign Action
candy Move the index finger of a right “D” hand in a downward motion against the right cheek. Repeat.
cheese Move a right “C” hand from side to side while touching the right wrist against the left wrist, palm turned slightly upward.
chips Touch the thumb of a right “C” hand to the index finger of a left “D” hand that is held slightly in front of the body, palm down.
cookie Using a cupped, “C” hand as a cookie cutter, twist out a cookie on the counter of your extended left hand.
crackers Touch the thumb side of a right “S” hand against the left elbow. History note: An old European custom was to crumble the crackers in this manner into a soup bowl that was placed under the left elbow.
fruit Move the index finger and thumb of a right “F” hand across the right cheek, front to back.
ice cream Move a right “S” hand from the lips downward and across the chin as if eating an ice cream cone.
nuts Touch the thumb of a right “A” hand against the mouth and then move forward. Hint: The motion suggests biting a nut or perhaps even cracking the shell with the front teeth.
pie Use the right hand to pantomime cutting a triangle pie piece in the palm of the upturned left hand.
popcorn Alternate moving each hand from an “S” hand to a “D” hand, as if corn is popping.
snacks Use the fingertips of the right “f” hand to pantomime picking food up from the palm of the upward-turned left hand and then moving the fingertips to the lips.

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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://lessontutored.wpengine.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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