The Signing Time Classroom Edition is an excellent resource for any school setting: preschool, home school, public school, private school, playgroups, after-school clubs, and church groups. Although the activities are geared for ages 3 - 9 (PreK - 3rd grade), this program is useful for students of all ages.
The Classroom Edition is packaged as a two-inch binder containing eight DVDs, two music CDs, and sixteen units of lesson material.
Each unit is organized around a dozen or more signs and contains fun activities for sign language practice. The DVDs in this program consist of previously released material from our best-loved, award-winning Signing Time series, edited to deliver the most critical teaching segments by topic. The music CDs contain favorite Signing Time songs and sing-along accompaniment tracks.
View sample pages by clicking on the blue text below.
Unit 1 – School
Unit 2 – Classroom
Unit 3 – Colors
Unit 4 – Feelings
Unit 5 – Alphabet
Unit 6 – Numbers
Unit 7 – Getting Along
Unit 8 – Family
Unit 9 – Outside
Unit 10 – Seasons
Unit 11 – Eat and Drink
Unit 12 – Fruits and Vegetables
Unit 13 – Days of the Week
Unit 14 – Pets
Unit 15 – Animals
Unit 16 – Zoo Animals
Each of the sixteen units of teaching material includes the following sections:
Outline: Lists the signs taught in the unit, audio visual materials needed for the unit and the contents of the unit.
Teacher Tips: Brief articles with useful helps and hints for using sign language in the classroom.
Sign Reference Guide: A handy guide with pictures and descriptions teaching how to sign the words in each unit.
Introducing the Signs: Fun ideas for introducing the signs in each unit.
Games and Activities: Activities with educational merit that provide opportunities for sign language practice. Organized by age/grade range and matched with select national standards according to McREL's Compendium of Content Standards and Benchmarks.
Poems and Songs: Practice each unit's signs with simple poems and familiar tunes.
CD and DVD Lyrics: Sing and sign along with the Signing Time songs on CD and DVD.
Book List: A list of children's books relevant to each unit's topic.
Flash Card Sheets: 246 black-and-white sign flash cards! Flash cards can be photocopied so each student can have their own set.
Supplemental Materials: A Certificate of Achievement and additional templates for certain activities are included. All are presented in crisp black-and-white for easy photocopying.