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Teacher Resources by Grade
|1st - 2nd||3rd - 4th|
|5th - 6th||7th - 8th|
|9th - 10th||11th - 12th|
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)|
Grades K – 5 | Lesson Plan | Standard Lesson
"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.
Grades K – 2 | Lesson Plan | Unit
Students engage in a rich study of vocabulary words from the song “America the Beautiful,” using music and art.
Grades 5 – 12 | Calendar Activity |  June 27
In the spirit of Helen Keller, students explore the American Sign Language Browser from Michigan State University and try using a few signs.
Grades K – 12 | Professional Library | Position Statement
This position on Multimodal Literacies is a summary statement developed by the Multimodal Literacies Issue Management Team of the NCTE Executive Committee.
Grades K – 12 | Professional Library | Book
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
Using hand gestures is a great way to get students engaged in learning and more focused on reading comprehension strategies.