Enjoy this interactive lesson of sign language. Incorporated with demonstrations and an image for each word, with text. This is a great lesson for use in the classroom and home as students develop language skills.
As a special education teacher of non-verbal students,Tosh Fomby, developed this exercise for the class and to teach one-on-one, giving students an opportunity to learn communication skills interactively. Within this video, a former student demonstrates the words (apple, book, clown, fish, flower, football, hat, pear, pie, room, shoe, soap, water).
There are two parts to this activity. The first is accompanied with images, demos and text, allowing students to see the text along with the image first, followed by the student demonstrating the sign for the picture. To scaffold the lesson, the second part only contains the image. The image appears on the screen and the student, based on what he/she learned in part one, has to demonstrate the word independently.
This was very successful, as it was used repetitiously, even in a self-contained classroom for students with severe cognitive delays. Whether used in elementary, middle or high school, this is a great start to students to acquire general language skills.
It is saved as a movie file and can easily be integrated into PowerPoint presentations, as well as use for iPad and other portable devices.
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