American Sign Language (ASL) and Signed English (SE)
Series 2 Lesson 7: Food: Vegetables
By Elaine Ernst Schneider
|Description of Sign Action
|“G” hand brushes twice against the stationary pointer finger of the other hand.
|Use the thumb of a right “A” hand to make an imaginary mark on the palm of the left hand, moving from the top of the palm to the wrist. Hint: The sign is representative of peeling the skin off a carrot.
|The “F” hand brushes across the right side of the forehead twice, back to front.
|Place a right “A” hand near the mouth and then move it forward, arcing slightly. Hint: The sign pantomimes taking a bite of a celery stick.
|Wiggle the index finger of a right “D” hand just under the nose. Note: the imagery is for corn on the cob.
|Tap “L” hand twice on forehead as in a “head” of lettuce. For cabbage, use the “C” hand
|Make a right “X” hand and then close the space between the index finger and thumb so that they touch. Place the knuckle of the index finger (still in the position described) against the right temple, rotating the wrist toward the front.
|Touch the middle finger of a right “P” hand several times on the index finger of the left “D” hand to indicate the individual peas found in a pod.
|Using a right curved “v” hand, mimic piercing a potato (letting the left “s” hand represent the potato.)
Continue on to Foods: Snacks
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.