Charitable Organizations Unit: Upper level lessons – Unit contains 4 lessons all focusing on charitable events in the Deaf community. Lessons are designed for communication and are PBL (project based learning). Unit will last 10 – 12 days or longer if you incorporate the extended learning activities. Work is for level 3/4 students and can be used for sub plans or independent learning. Click here to purchase.
Lesson 1 – Identifying Needs
Lesson 2 – Organizations that support the Deaf community
Lesson 3 – Fundraising
Lesson 4 – Website Design
1 – IPA Assessment
Poetry Unit: The first page describes the unit and gives an overview of what should be expected. There is a short vocabulary list. However, the list will increase as students begin to discuss the material. It is a good idea for students to keep a list of words, concepts and phrases they don’t know how to communicate so you, the teacher, can help them discover the accurate way to convey meaning.Any activity can be deleted, expanded or shortened depending on the time you have in your planning schedule. Most activities, if not all, will have an extended activity that goes with it to offer extra support and ideas to you. This unit has 5 lessons of study and one IPA assessment. Click here to purchase.
– Elements of ASL Poetry
– ASL and English poetry comparison
– Analysis and re-creation
– Worded poems
– 4-handed partner poems
Partner Puzzle Quads: Use these puzzle pieces to create small groups in your classroom. Each puzzle has an image of a famous deaf person that is cut into 4 pieces to create a small group. Packet contains 12 puzzles equaling 48 pieces. Be creative, get students out of their seats and get communicating using this great idea for collaborative work. Click here to purchase.
Name 5 Board Game: This board game is a quick and fun way to get students talking in the target language. Use as a brain break activity, bell ringer, or just to have fun and build community in your classroom. This is a fun activity that can be left for a sub day. Print and laminate for multiple use. Use in groups, partners or individually for practice. Click here to purchase.
The 5 Minute Activity: 11 pages of 5 minute talking prompts. Get students talking using this activity as a warm up, review, bell ringer, to fill the last 5 minutes of class, or as a brain break in the middle of class. Each page is in color and can be projected or copied and distributed to students. There is a space for them to keep their points. Click here to purchase.
Word Work Activities: This vocabulary practice/review packet has 12 activities to practice vocabulary. Packet includes printable worksheets, colored images for projecting and directions for the activities. There are activities for any level of ASL/ESL language students. Some activities can be used for independent practice, partner work or group work. Click here to purchase.
Partner Puzzle Duos: Use these puzzle pieces as a creative way to partner students in your class. Puzzle pieces have 18 pictures/puzzles using art photos equaling 36 puzzle pieces. This is a great way to get students out of their seats and working with a variety of people in the classroom. Don’t let students work with the same person every day. Click here to purchase.
Traits Gap Activity – FREE DOWNLOAD. This is a gap activity, or an A-B activity. Partners will use this worksheet to ask questions of their partner to find out information they are missing. This activity focuses on fingerspelling, tendencies, and personality traits.
The 5 Parameters of a Sign: This is a classroom poster that describes how to form a word in American Sign Language. It outlines the Five Parameters of a Sign. Click here to purchase.
The 5 Parameters Board Game: This is a “board” game designed to review signs. The focus of the game is for players to think about the five parameters and signs they know or can create by changing parameters and connecting like parameters. The game can be used for unit review, final exam preparation or a great sub activity. Game comes with:
1 Game board (1 computer size paper than can be enlarged)
3 pages of already created cards to use for review (63 cards with repeating cards)
1 page of teacher instructions on how to play the game Click here to purchase.
Personality Traits Dice Game: Students LOVE this game! Directions: Throw one dice then the other. The first dice gives you the number for the vertical line and the second dice gives you the number for the horizontal line. The total sum tells you which trait you ask your team about. Students can review vocabulary or extend the activity to talk about themselves and ask others questions. Click here to purchase.
Occupations Gap Activity: This is a partner activity focusing on the practice of occupations, traits required for a job and courses or schooling the profession would need. This activity works well with the Signing Naturally unit 11 (new purple book) or the older SN book unit 10. Partners will help each other complete the missing information. Click here to purchase.
Sitting Duck Board Game ASL 1: Set includes 60 communication topics for students to talk about. Know that some students will be able to give vivid details and have a lot to say while others may only be able to use one sentence. Monitor the room during play and offer help to struggling students. Positive comments and modeling will help encourage students to continue playing the game. Click here to purchase.
Dice Game, States: Directions: Throw one dice then the other. The first dice gives you the number for the vertical line and the second dice gives you the number for the horizontal line. The total sum tells you which state you will travel to. Use this game to review states or to create sentences about travel and ask questions to others about their travel. Great for past tense or future tense speaking activities. Click here to purchase.
Famous Deaf Poets: Use these posters to teach students about famous deaf poets. Posters all have a photo and name of the poet. These are great to use during literature units or famous deaf people. There are 10 individual posters including Patrick Graybill, Bernard Bragg, Dorothy Miles, Ella Mae Lentz, Rose Ann Goodman, Ben Jarashow, Ben Bahan, Jon Lenois, Peter Cook, and Chuck Baird. Click here to purchase.
Dice Game Clothing: Use this fun game to give students the opportunity to practice clothing related vocabulary and Descriptive Classifiers (DCLs). This game also lets students be creative in putting together their own what not to wear outfit with the clothing on the grid.
Game needs 2 dice. Game can be played in small groups or with partners. Once downloaded, make as many copies as needed for your classroom. Laminate them to prolong the life of the document. Printing in color is highly recommended for descriptions. Click here to purchase.
Levels of Proficiency Explained Version 1: This is a document to help explain to students, parents, administrators and other school community the various levels to the pathway to proficiency. Proficiency explanations are on different colored, super cute chevron pencils to brighten up the classroom. Pencils can be laminated and hung in the classroom, shared with students on your website and shared with parents at back to school night. Click here to purchase.
The 7 “Ps” Classroom Rules: This is a 7 page document showcasing and explaining each of the classroom rules…Be prompt, polite, prepared, positive, productive, persistent and patient. Posters can be printed and hung in the classroom or enlarged and laminated. This is an easy way to remind students about classroom expectations. Click here to purchase.
Grammar Rules: These descriptions of the grammatical structures of ASL are great for class lectures, bulletin boards or communicating grammar with students. Best of all this is a FREE DOWNLOAD. These documents are beautiful and can be printed and enlarged or used as is. Set comes with: 1 title page & 10 grammar rules explained and example shown. Rules: Topic comment, simple yes/no, long yes/no, information seeking questions, conditional sentences, negation, rhetorical, ordering of simple sentences, tense, and pronominalization. All proceeds support the creativeaslteaching.com blog. Click here to purchase.
The Filming Process How To: How many times have you watched a video and had students with no heads or hands? This has happened one too many times for me. This printable is a great way to get students attention and help them be successful in their video assignments. Post around the room as a reminder of what should be done at the start, middle and end of the video recording process. Use this colorful, printable tool to help students create amazing videos. Click here to purchase.
Levels of Proficiency Version 2: This is a document to help explain to students, parents, administrators and other school community the various levels to the pathway to proficiency.
Proficiency explanations are on different colored chevron papers to brighten up the classroom. Papers can be laminated and hung in the classroom, shared with students on your website and shared with parents at back to school night. Click here to purchase.
Real World Proficiency Printables for Bulletin Board: These printables are great for your students if you use homework choices or use other proficiency related activities in your classroom. Printables are great for showing students where to go to navigate the Internet to find the right tools and sources to complete assignments. Not only does it help your students, but it helps you look organized and current in the digital world.
Set comes with one title page (postable) and 7 proficiency pages for look, watch, create, review, research, culture and Internet. All pages have several tools, apps, sites, or resources for students to explore.
You can make this document into an informative bulletin board or post on your website. This can also be used to share with parents at back to school night. Creating beautiful bulletin boards can be time consuming and stressful especially at the start of the school year. Take some stress out of your room setup and impress your students, parents and administration. Click here to purchase.
ASL Thematic Unit – Holidays and Celebrations: This unit has 3 lessons and one Integrated Performance Assessment. Unit is 7 – 11 days in duration depending on your planning schedule and activities you choose to incorporate. Unit can be taught consecutively or as individual lessons. Most lessons work great as sub plans. All the lessons in this unit have instructions for the teacher and a hyperlink to the student project sheet. Work is for upper level language students. Student project sheets contain step by step instructions of what students need to accomplish. They can be projected, pushed out in digital form (Google Classroom) or printed and given to students. Click here to purchase.
Poetry Stations Bundle: Packet includes 4 ACTIVITIES. Use these activity stations for your students to create poetry about ASL, life of a student, discrimination, what they know about Deaf culture, or any topic you assign for the poetry. Stations can be used individually, on a sub day or as a class learning station experience. Click here to purchase.
-4 separate activities (2 written, 2 signed)
-Links to all materials needed including sources online for individual learning/viewing
-Ideas for the teacher in implementing the lessons
-Help on where to find materials needed
A free download to activity #1 can be found at
poetry station lesson #1
Quotes for ASL Classes: FREEBIE! Free quotes about deafness and language. Download to use as wall decor, create a bulletin board, journal writing or conversation starters. Beautiful images with powerful words. Get your students thinking today! Click here for a FREE download.
Steps for Success in the Filming Process Printable: How many times have you watched a video and had students with no heads or hands? This has happened one too many times for me. This printable is a great way to get students attention and help them be successful in their video assignments. Post around the room as a reminder of what should be done at the start, middle and end of the video recording process. Set includes 10 pages
– 1 title page- 1 how to use page- 6 steps with explaination for students to post in room
– 1 bookmark page to distribute to students- 1 credits page
Use this colorful, printable tool to help students create amazing videos. Click here to purchase.