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

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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 ...
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Overview

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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781563682926
  • Publisher: Gallaudet University Press
  • Publication date: 11/15/2006
  • Edition description: 1ST
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 544,192
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.60 (d)

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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Table of Contents

Contents

Introduction

1     The American Manual Alphabet

2     The Manual Numbers

3     Just Do It! Activity Signs

4     Lions, Tigers, and Bears, Oh My! Animal Signs

5     When You Grow Up: Career Signs

6     Roses Are Red, Violets Are Blue: Color Signs

7     Stylin’: Clothing and Fashion Signs

8     Mad, Sad, and Glad: Feeling Signs

9     Time to Eat! Food Signs

10   Feeling Good: Health Signs

11   Celebrate! Holiday Signs

12   Home Sweet Home: Home Signs

13   How Much? How Many? Measurement Signs

14   Get Going! Movement Signs

15   Out and About: Outdoor Signs

16   It’s Party Time! Party Signs

17   Family and Friends: People Signs

18   Here and There: Place Signs

19   Let’s Play: Play Signs

20   Scared Stiff: Scary Signs

21   Is It Recess Yet? School Signs

22   Let’s Go Shopping: Shopping Signs

23   Let’s Go! Travel Signs

24   Extra Fun Signs

       Sign Language Games and Activities

       Glossary

       Resources

       Index

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