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Using American Sign Language to Improve Comprehension and Vocabulary

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Using American Sign Language to Improve Comprehension and Vocabulary

Grades 1 – 3
Lesson Plan Type Standard Lesson
Estimated Time One 60-minute session (or two 30-minute sessions)
Lesson Author

Dr. Judith Sherman, Ed.D

Frederick, Maryland

Ellen G. Koitz, Ed.D.

Ellen G. Koitz, Ed.D.

Frederick, Maryland

Publisher

International Reading Association

 

Lesson Plans

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LESSON PLANS

Grades   K – 2  |  Lesson Plan  |  Unit

"America the Beautiful": Using Music and Art to Develop Vocabulary

Students engage in a rich study of vocabulary words from the song “America the Beautiful,” using music and art.

 

Grades   K – 5  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

Spelling Cheerleading: Integrating Movement and Spelling Generalizations

"2-4-6-8, students will be spelling great" in this lesson that teaches the y rule for adding suffixes through cheering the spelling of words aloud, word sorts, and writing stories.

 

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CALENDAR ACTIVITIES

Grades   5 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  June 27

Helen Keller was born in 1880.

In the spirit of Helen Keller, students explore the American Sign Language Browser from Michigan State University and try using a few signs.

 

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PROFESSIONAL LIBRARY

Grades   K – 12  |  Professional Library  |  Book

Teaching Vocabulary to Improve Reading Comprehension

Nagy describes the three methods of vocabulary instruction that most effectively improve comprehension and the teaching methods that employ them.

 

Grades   K – 6  |  Professional Library  |  Journal

Rope Them in With Hand Gestures

Using hand gestures is a great way to get students engaged in learning and more focused on reading comprehension strategies.

 

Grades   K – 12  |  Professional Library  |  Position Statement

Position Statement on Multimodal Literacies

This position on Multimodal Literacies is a summary statement developed by the Multimodal Literacies Issue Management Team of the NCTE Executive Committee.

 

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