Signing Fun: American Sign Language Vocabulary, Phrases, Games, and Activities

Signing Fun: American Sign Language Vocabulary, Phrases, Games, and Activities

by Penny Warner, Paula Gray
     
 


Here’s a great book for every young adult age 11 up, Signing Fun: American Sign Language Vocabulary, Phrases, Games, and Activities. Signing is visual, easy to learn, and fun to use. Author Penny Warner offers 441 useful signs on a variety of favorite topics: activities, animals, fashion, food, holidays, home, outdoors, parties, people, places…  See more details below

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Here’s a great book for every young adult age 11 up, Signing Fun: American Sign Language Vocabulary, Phrases, Games, and Activities. Signing is visual, easy to learn, and fun to use. Author Penny Warner offers 441 useful signs on a variety of favorite topics: activities, animals, fashion, food, holidays, home, outdoors, parties, people, places, play, emotions, school, shopping, travel, plus extra fun signs for especially popular words. Each chapter includes practice sentences using everyday phrases to help new signers learn in a fun way.

Signing Fun provides dozens of entertaining games and activities, too, such as Alphabet Sign, Finger Fun Gesture Guess, Match Signs, Mime and Sign, Oppo-Sign, Picture Hand, Secret Sign, Sign-A-Gories, Signo Bingo, Snap and Sign, and Truth or Sign. It also features a list of tips on how to sign, including how to fingerspell, use numbers, and communicate with deaf people. Whimsical drawings clearly illustrate all of the signs, and a full index lists all of their English meanings for quick reference. Signing Fun is a terrific first book for learning sign while having a great time.

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Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
Gr 4-8-Following the same format as Warner's excellent Learn to Sign the Fun Way! (Crown, 2001), this trove of American Sign Language vocabulary and games expands the scope of that title to include more signs and phrases of interest to middle school students. Vocabulary is arranged in thematic chapters ( animal signs, health signs, school signs, scary signs, etc.), and each chapter ends with a series of illustrated practice sentences demonstrating how to put the signs together. The line drawings are far livelier than most sign language dictionary illustrations, and if the arrows showing the movement of the signs are sometimes difficult to decipher (a pitfall faced by any attempt to capture a three-dimensional language in two dimensions), the written descriptions go a long way to help clarify things. A section of 43 games offers original inventions like "Combine a Sign" and "Match Signs" as well as sign language twists on old favorites such as hangman, charades, bingo, and truth or dare. This book is a great resource for readers who want to learn more signs, or for teachers and librarians looking for fun ways to share them with kids.-Kathleen Kelly MacMillan, Carroll County Public Library, MD Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781563682926
Publisher:
Gallaudet University Press
Publication date:
11/15/2006
Edition description:
1ST
Pages:
192
Sales rank:
747,314
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
11 Years

Meet the Author


Penny Warner is a child development instructor and the author of more than 40 books living in Danville, CA.

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