Fingerspelling, both expressive and receptive, can be tricky for new learners of the language. This unit can be incorporated into any ASL course (ASL 1-4) and introduces the rules of fingerspelling, the history behind it, and the production of lexicalized words. Within this unit, there are many opportunities to practice fingerspelling by participating in skill-building activities. The PowerPoint and skill-building activities prepare the students for the test at the end of the unit, as well as prepare them for Deaf interaction.
This unit can be one-two weeks, depending on how often your class meets, or how quickly you think the students are progressing.
-Lexicalized words handout
Downloads in both Word and PDF.
*This product can also be paired with the ASL Fingerspelling Quiz bundle if you’d like to do checkpoints along the way.
Please be sure to keep attribution at the bottom of the worksheets. Feel free to adapt and edit, but please do give credit to either Stephanie Wolters-Sargent or Tales of Teaching in Heels. Do not share or sell. If you would like to give to a co-worker, please purchase a multiple use license.