Benefits of Signing in the Classroom

  • Helps with classroom management
  • Eases transitions
  • Engages all learners
  • Leads to successful reading
  • Helps with crossing the midline
  • Incorporates several learning modalities (hearing, visual, kinesthetic)
  • Encourages active learning
  • Learning the ASL alphabet gives children clues to remember letters/sounds when writing
  • Helps to learn the alphabet and letters
  • Can you to teach colors and color words
  • Use during morning meeting (calendar and weather, poems, etc.)
  • Use of ASL fingerspelling helps children retain sight words