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This is a single page visual aid that can be used to help students define and describe words. I use this to help develop and prompt expanded language - both verbally and written. I have printed mine out large and laminated it as a poster on the wall. These ideas come up in a lot of different activities that we do so it is handy to have for students to refer to both independently, and with prompting.
INSTRUCTION/ASSESSMENT: This is a great activity to get students talking to each other! Each student is given a card and discusses the topic with their partner. With sentence/topic prompts, it is easier for students to begin and carry on a conversation with a peer versus having to come up with something to say on their own. This activity is best done in partners first, then can be used with groups once students are comfortable talking to each other.
How to Use Sign Language to Teach Kids the Alphabet - This is a fun alphabet activity! Combine ASL with your child's favorite ABC song to help teach them the letters of the alphabet. This frugal educational game only requires your hands and voice. Includes video teaching how to make letters in sign language.