Days of the Weeks and Months
American Sign Language (ASL) is the language primarily used by the deaf in the United States. It is, in fact, the fourth most popular language in America. American Sign Language is its own language. It is NOT a translation of English. While ASL is conceptual, there are times that a word must be spelled, for example, a name. For that reason, most people who teach ASL begin with the finger-spelled alphabet.
Within this lesson, you will find illustrations for the finger-spelled alphabet so that you can practice their execution. “Reading” finger-spelled words is a little more challenging to practice. A crossword puzzle and a word search will help you hone your receptive skills since the words are finger-spelled. Don’t worry! – the answers are provided.
The days of the weeks and names of the months incorporate the use of alphabet letters. Hand drawn illustrations for these are accompanied by general directions for making the movements.
Bonus: The signs for day, week, month, and year are also illustrated, as well as holiday signs Christmas, Thanksgiving, and Easter. Signs for spring, fall, summer, and winter are included.