Sign Language Lesson Plan for Elementary School

Instructor: Mary Beth Burns

Mary Beth has taught 1st, 4th and 5th grade and has a specialist degree in Educational Leadership. She is currently an assistant principal.

In this lesson plan, students will learn about sign language. This lesson plan involves collaborative discussion about an informational text as well as some partner activities in which the students will practice sign language.

Learning Objectives

  • Analyze an informational text about sign language
  • Interpret a personal anecdote using sign language
  • Recite the alphabet in sign language

Length

45-60 minutes

Curriculum Standards

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.5.3

Use knowledge of language and its conventions when writing, speaking, reading, or listening.

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.5.7

Draw on information from multiple print or digital sources, demonstrating the ability to locate an answer to a question quickly or to solve a problem efficiently.

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RF.5.4.a

Read grade-level text with purpose and understanding.

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