Sunday, June 28, 2020


Sign language is useful for classroom management, but it can also be a "hands-on" way to get information to the brain in the VIRTUAL CLASSROOM.


When introducing letters teach the manual signs.  
Make the signs as you sing different alphabet songs.

Sight Word Cues
Teach students the sign for each sight word to help them scaffold and make the connection.

As you introduce new vocabulary words, learn to sign them by using the dictionary on

Spelling Words
Use sign language to spell sight words, color words, CVC words, names, and so forth.

“Handy” (pun intended) Signs 
Teach children signs for “tissue,” “bathroom,” etc.

Calendar Time 
Use sign language for the days of the week and the months of the year as you sing calendar songs.