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Practice sheets:

Alan

Bret

Chad

Dale

Eric

Fred

Gale

Hugh

Ivan

Jack

Kent

Lori

Mary

Neil

Orin

Paul

Reed

Stan

Todd

Ursa

Vito

Ward

Yori

Zora

 Alvin

Bryce

Candy

Daryl

Ellen

Freda

Garth

Harry

Irvin

Jerry

Karen

Laura

Merle

Nicky

Oprah

Penny

Quint

Rusty

Sandy

Tessa

Vince

Wanda

Yanni

Zelda

Audrey

Barney

Carmen

Darrin

Edward

Farrah

Garret

Harold

Isabel

Jessie

Karlie

Luthor

Martin

Nathan

Oswald

Parson

Quincy

Ramsey

Sophia

Terrie

Ursela

Vickie

Willie

Yvette

 Anthony

Brandon

Candice

Darlene

Elenore

Felicia

Gabriel

Herbert

Isabela

Jasmine

Kenneth

Leonard

Michael

Norbert

Othello

Preston

Quentin

Roxanne

Suzanne

Timothy

Vincent

William

Xiaver

Yolanda

Algernon

Benjamin

Courtney

Danielle

Emmerson

Florence

Gilligan

Humphrey

Ignatius

Jennifer

Kathleen

Lawrence

Michelle

Nicholas

Orseline

Penelope

Rachelle

Samantha

Theodora

Victoria

Winifred

Yanamari

_____

 CITIES &

STATESAtlanta,

Georgia

Austin,

Texas

Baltimore,

Maryland

Baton Rouge,

Louisiana

Birmingham,

Alabama

Boston,

Massachusetts

Buffalo,

New York

Calgary,

Alberta

Charleston,

South Carolina

Charlotte,

North Carolina

Chicago,

Illinois

Cincinnati,

Ohio

Cleveland,

Ohio

Columbus,

Ohio

Dallas,

Texas

Denver,

Colorado

Detroit,

Michigan

Edmonton,

Alberta

Fort Worth,

Texas

Hartford,

Connecticut

Honolulu,

Hawaii

Houston,

Texas

Indianapolis,

Indiana

Jacksonville,

Florida

Kansas City,

Missouri

Las Vegas,

Nevada

Los Angeles,

California

Louisville,

Kentucky

Memphis,

Tennessee

Mexico City,

Mexico

Miami,

Florida

Milwaukee,

Wisconsin

 Minneapolis,

MinnesotaMontreal,

Quebec

Nashville,

Tennessee

New Orleans,

Louisiana

New York,

New York

Norfolk,

Virginia

Oakland,

California

Oklahoma City,

Oklahoma

Orlando,

Florida

Philadelphia,

Pennsylvania

Phoenix,

Arizona

Pittsburgh,

Pennsylvania

Portland,

Oregon

Providence,

Rhode Island

Raleigh,

North Carolina

Richmond,

Virginia

Rochester,

New York

Sacramento,

California

Salem,

North Carolina

Salt Lake City,

Utah

San Antonio,

Texas

San Diego,

California

San Francisco,

California

San Jose,

California

Seattle,

Washington

Spokane,

Washington

St. Paul,

Minnesota

St. Louis,

Missouri

St. Petersburg,

Florida

Tampa,

Florida

Toronto,

Ontario

Tucson,

Arizona

Tulsa,

Oklahoma

 STATES

California

Connecticut

Louisiana

Massachusetts

Minnesota

North Carolina

Pennsylvania

Rhode Island

South Carolina

Tennessee

Alabama

Arizona

Colorado

Florida

Georgia

Hawaii

Illinois

Indiana

Kentucky

Maryland

Michigan

Washington

Missouri

Nevada

New York

Ohio

Oklahoma

Oregon

Texas

Utah

Virginia

Wisconsin

 MonthsOct.

Aug.

Nov.

April

Feb.

May

Dec.

Jan.

March

June

Sept.

July

MOVIES

Air Force One

Aladdin

Apollo 13

Back to the Future

Batman

Batman Forever

Batman Returns

Beverly Hills Cop

Close Encounters

"Crocodile" Dundee

Dances With Wolves

E.T.

Forrest Gump

Ghost

Ghostbusters

Gone With the Wind

Home Alone

Independence Day

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

Jaws

Jurassic Park

Liar Liar

Men in Black

Mission Impossible

Mrs. Doubtfire

Pretty Woman

Raiders of the Lost Ark

Rain Man

Return of the Jedi

Robin Hood

Snow White

Star Wars

The Empire Strikes Back

The Firm

The Fugitive

The Lion King

Jurassic Park

The Sound of Music

The Sting

Three Men and a Baby

Titanic

Tootsie

Top Gun

Toy Story

TwisterSTORIES

The Three Little Pigs

Little Red Riding Hood

Hansel And Gretel

Goldilocks And The Three Bears

Jack And The Beanstock

WORDS

AIR

ASPIRIN

ATTIC

BACK

BAG

BANK

BILLS

 (as in debts)

CABIN

CENTS

CERAMIC

CLAY

DESK

EEK

 ("I see a mouse!")

FOG

FRY

GAS

GLUE

GRAND

(grand-children)

GUIDE

("TV Guide")

ICE

IOWA

NAIL

OFF

OIL

OR

(as in this "or" that)

PARK

PLASTIC

POACH

POOL

PORCH

(by your front door)

PROM

(as in the dance)

RASH

RICE

ROOF

RUG

SINK

STEREO

STIFF

TELLER

THAI

(food)

TOY

VAN

X-RAY

YARD

ZOO

OCCUPATIONS

teacher

nurse

executive

analyst

truck driver

social worker

lawyer

financial manager

computer engineer

accountant

physician

marketing-

manager

physical

therapist

product designer

paralegal

1. 3+2+7+5=__

2. 5+5+9+-=__

3. 4+3+8+7=__

4. 2+4+6+9=__

5. 6+3+2+4=__

6. 7+3+8+2=__

7. 8+9+4+1=__

8. 10+3+1+5=__

9. 9+2+-+4=__

10. 6+5+3+6=__

1. 7-2-3-1=__

2. 8-5-0-2=__

3. 10-3-4-3=__

4. 9-4-4-0=__

5. 6-1-0-2=__

6. 9-3-5-1=__

7. 8-1-2-3=__

8. 7-3-1-5=__

9. 10-8-1-0=__

10. 10-3-4-3=__

1. 102=__

2. 84=__

3. 93=__

4. 62=__

5. 77=__

6.103=__

7. 82=__

8. 71=__

9. 105=__

10. 42=__

1. 2x2x3x1=__

2. 8x5x0x2=__

3. 3x3x3x3=__

4. 9x1x4x2=__

5. 6x1x6x2=__

6. 5x2x-x-=__

7. 8x1x3x4=__

8. 7x3x1x5=__

9. 4x8x1x3=__

10. 2x3x4x-=__

 

 Contents

 Part 1: NamesPart 2: CitiesPart 3: StatesPart 4: Months of the yearPart 5: MoviesPart 6: StoriesPart 7: Loan SignsPart 8: AbbreviationsPart 9: Word practicePart 10: Word seek activity sheetsPart 11: Scrambled word activity sheetsPart 12: Muscle memory sheetsPart 13: Numbers practicePart 14: Reading practicePart 15: About the authorNames: Three Letters

Ann

Bob

Cal

Dan

Eli

Gil

Hal

Ira

Jed

Ken

Lee

MegNed

Ona

Pat

Rex

Sam

Tim

Ugo

Val

Wil

Yao

Zeb

Names: Four letters

Alan

Bret

Chad

Dale

Eric

Fred

Gale

Hugh

Ivan

Jack

Kent

LoriMary

Neil

Orin

Paul

Reed

Stan

Todd

Ursa

Vito

Ward

Yori

Zora

Names: Five Letters

Alvin

Bryce

Candy

Daryl

Ellen

Freda

Garth

Harry

Irvin

Jerry

Karen

Laura

Merle

Nicky

Oprah

Penny

Quint

Rusty

Sandy

Tessa

Vince

Wanda

Yanni

Zelda

Names: Six Letters

Audrey

Barney

Carmen

Darrin

Edward

Farrah

Garret

Harold

Isabel

Jessie

Karlie

LuthorMartin

Nathan

Oswald

Parson

Quincy

Ramsey

Sophia

Terrie

Ursela

Vickie

Willie

Yvette

Names: Seven LettersAnthony

Brandon

Candice

Darlene

Elenore

Felicia

Gabriel

Herbert

Isabela

Jasmine

Kenneth

Leonard

Michael

Norbert

Othello

Preston

Quentin

Roxanne

Suzanne

Timothy

Vincent

William

Xiaver

Yolanda

Names: Eight Letters

Algernon

Benjamin

Courtney

Danielle

Emmerson

Florence

Gilligan

Humphrey

Ignatius

Jennifer

Kathleen

Lawrence

Michelle

Nicholas

Orseline

Penelope

Rachelle

Samantha

Theodora

Victoria

Winifred

YanamariCities and States:

Atlanta, Georgia

Austin, Texas

Baltimore, Maryland

Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Birmingham, Alabama

Boston, Massachusetts

Buffalo, New York

Calgary, Alberta

Charleston, South Carolina

Charlotte, North Carolina

Chicago, Illinois

Cincinnati, Ohio

Cleveland, Ohio

Columbus, Ohio

Dallas, Texas

Denver, Colorado

Detroit, Michigan

Edmonton, Alberta

Fort Worth, Texas

Hartford, Connecticut

Honolulu, Hawaii

Houston, Texas

Indianapolis, Indiana

Jacksonville, Florida

Kansas City, Missouri

Las Vegas, Nevada

Los Angeles, California

Louisville, Kentucky

Memphis, Tennessee

Mexico City, Mexico

Miami, Florida

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Montreal, Quebec

Nashville, Tennessee

New Orleans, Louisiana

New York, New York

Norfolk, Virginia

Oakland, California

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Orlando, Florida

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Phoenix, Arizona

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Portland, Oregon

Providence, Rhode Island

Raleigh, North Carolina

Richmond, Virginia

Rochester, New York

Sacramento, California

Salem, North Carolina

Salt Lake City, Utah

San Antonio, Texas

San Diego, California

San Francisco, California

San Jose, California

Seattle, Washington

Spokane, Washington

St. Paul, Minnesota

St. Louis, Missouri

St. Petersburg, Florida

Tampa, Florida

Toronto, Ontario

Tucson, Arizona

Tulsa, Oklahoma

States:

Alabama

Arizona

California

Connecticut

Colorado

Florida

Georgia

Hawaii

Illinois

Indiana

Kentucky

Louisiana

Maryland

Massachusetts

Michigan

Minnesota

North Carolina

Pennsylvania

Rhode Island

South Carolina

Tennessee

Washington

Missouri

Nevada

New York

Ohio

Oklahoma

Oregon

Texas

Utah

Virginia

Wisconsin

Old Movies

Air Force One

Aladdin

Apollo 13

Back to the Future

Batman

Batman Forever

Batman Returns

Beverly Hills Cop

Close Encounters

"Crocodile" Dundee

Dances With Wolves

E.T.

Fatal Attraction

Forrest Gump

Ghost

Ghostbusters

Gone With the Wind

Home Alone

Independence Day

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

Jaws

Jurassic Park

Liar Liar

Men in Black

Mission Impossible

Mrs. Doubtfire

Pretty Woman

Raiders of the Lost Ark

Rain Man

Return of the Jedi

Robin Hood

Snow White

Star Wars

The Empire Strikes Back

The Firm

The Fugitive

The Lion King

Jurassic Park

The Sound of Music

The Sting

Three Men and a Baby

Titanic

Tootsie

Top Gun

Toy Story

Twister

Stories:

The Three Little Pigs

Little Red Riding Hood

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Hansel And Gretel

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Goldilocks And The Three Bears

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Jack And The Beanstock

Lexicalized Fingerspelling:

Note: Some fingerspelled words have taken on special movements and/or dropped certain letters. These words are referred to as "loan signs."#ALL (uses a sweeping motion)

#BACK (area, direction or status)

#BUS (what you ride on)

#BUSY (person or phone)

#CAR (the "R" ends up pointing more forward than up)

#CLUB (often drops the letter "U")

#DO (done with the palms up, "on its back")

#DOG (looks like you are snapping your fingers)

#EARLY (moves in a circle--up, right, down, left)

#GO (uses a flip/twist of the wrist, "wide-G" closes the index and thumb)

#HA (done upside-down and repeated to mean, "ha, ha, ha" sarcastic)

#HS (high school)

#IF (done either forcefully, or with a fluttering motion of the middle and ring fingers)

#JOB (twists and omits the "O"

#NO (straightened index and middle fingers raised and lowered onto pad of thumb)

#NYOB ("Not your business" -- also look for "NYB," moved forward slightly toward the other person)

#TB (too bad, forward motion)

#TL (that's life and/or tough luck)

#WHAT (often omits the "H" and the "A," moves forward and down, ends palm up)

#WHEN (often omits the "H" and the "N," starts palm up, "turns over" or just moves forward and down)

#WOW (tips of "W" fingers briefly drop down to touch the tips of the pinkie and thumb before resuming the "W" shape again)

#YES (starts palm down with bent wrist, moves to palm forward straight wrist, sometimes moves forward, often omits the "E")AA (associate of arts degree)

AC (air conditioning)

APT (apartment)

AUD (auditorium)

AVE (avenue)

BA (bachelor of arts degree)

BBQ (bar-be-que)

BLVD (boulevard)

CC (close captioned, or cross country)

CO (company)

CODA (child of deaf adult)

DEPT (department)

DS (drug store)

DPN (Deaf President Now)

Dr. (courtesy title)

HC (handicapped or homecoming)

HH (hard of hearing)

IBM (International Business Machines)

ICU (Intensive Care Unit)

ID (identification)

LAB (laboratory)

LB (pounds)

MA (masters degree)

MIN (minute)

Mr. (Mister)

Mrs. (as in "Mrs." Jones)

MW (microwave)

NG (no good)

NYOB ("Not your business")

(NAD) National Association of the Deaf

OIC (humorous form of "Oh-I-see")

OK (Okay)

OT (over time)

OZ (ounces)

Ph.D. (doctor of philosophy degree)

PO (post office)

REC (recreation)

REF (refrigerator)

RID (Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf)

RX (prescription)

SEC (sixty seconds in a minute)

TB (too bad)

TL (that's life and/or tough luck)

TDD (Telecommunication Device for the Deaf)

TTY (Teletype)

TV

VCR

VEG (vegetables)

VIT (vitamin)Commonly fingerspelled words:

[Yes, some of these words have signs]

AIR

ASPIRIN

ATTIC

BACK

BAG

BANK

BILLS (as in debts to pay)

CABIN

CENTS

CERAMIC

CLAY

DESK

EEK (as in "I see a mouse!")

FOG

FRY

GAS

GLUE

GRAND (as in grand-children)

GUIDE (as in "TV Guide")

ICE

IOWA

NAIL

OFF

OIL

OR (as in this "or" that)

PARK

PLASTIC

POACH (as in eggs)

POOL

PORCH (outside your front door)

PROM (as in the dance)

RASH

RICE

ROOF

RUG

SINK

STEREO

STIFF

TELLER (person who works at a bank)

THAI (as in food)

TOY

VAN

X-RAY

YARD

ZOO

Scrambled Word Activity

rachete

suren

texciveeu

talaysn

uctkr vrride

lsiaoc kweror

ewryla

iaflancin nagmear

rmpeutco reeeinng

ottaannccu

iichyanps

tkmaniger enamarg

hiscpaly trapsithe

odpuctr resigned

ralalapegteacher

nurse

executive

analyst

truck driver

social worker

lawyer

financial manager

computer engineer

accountant

physician

marketing manager

physical therapist

product designer

paralegal

Fingerspelling diagnostic test (easy to hard)

 1. cat

 2. and

 3. deaf

 4. girl

 5. start

 6. agree

 7. access

 8. versus

 9. veteran

10. Phoenix

11. anecdote

12. perspire

13. surround

14. neighbor

15. vengeance

16. basketball

17. suspension

18. immediately

19. electrocute

20. fingerprint

21. commandment

22. grandmother

23. magnanimous

24. controversy

25. conversation

26. trigonometry

27. misunderstand

28. questionnaire

29. transportation

 

 

 FINGERSPELLING PROFICIENCY STAGES FOR HEARING ADULTS* Knows proper placement of hand

* Can recognize each letter of the alphabet when signed slowly

* Can fingerspell each letter of the alphabet slowly

* Knows how to form double letters

* Knows different forms of individual letters, specifically E, M,N,G,T,B,Z

* Can recognize letters fingerspelled quickly and in random order

* Understands the concept of appropriate lip-synching while fingerspelling

* Can lip-synch while fingerspelling own name

* Can lip-synch while fingerspelling two letter words

* Can recognize two letter combinations in speed drills

* Can recognize 3 letter words

* Can lip-synch while fingerspelling 3 letter words

* Can recognize 4 and 5 letter words

* Can lip-synch while fingerspelling 4 and 5 letter words

* Can recognize long words spelled at a moderate pace

* Can recognize regionally common words fingerspelled very quickly

* Can recognize long words fingerspelled quickly in context

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 LEVEL 1

* Knows proper placement of hand

* Understands concept of simultaneous attention to lip & hand movements

* Can recognize each letter of the alphabet when signed slowly

* Can fingerspell each letter of the alphabet slowly

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 LEVEL 2
Quiz on material learned in Level one:

Suggestion: Play ABC Bingo. Students draw a grid of squares on their paper 5x5. (Five squares wide, five squares down, for a total of 25 squares.) Then they write the letters of the alphabet into the squares in random order (not a-b-c). Now you are ready to play. The teacher shows letters from the fingerspelled alphabet one at a time in random order. The first two or three students to get bingo win a small prize (can of pop, candy bar,--whatever). Continue the game until you get blackout. (Everybody should get it at the same time. I tell them that way if there are any letters left on their "card" those (letters) are the ones they need to work on.)

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

 * Teach how to form double letters

* Teach different forms of individual letters, specifically E, M,N,G,T,B,Z

* Drill letters fingerspelled quickly and in random order

* Demonstrate two letter words:

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 LEVEL 3Quiz on material learned in Level two:

(Instructions: Have the students number one to 10, warn them that some of the words may be repeated.)

 

1.) if

2.) it

3.) is

4.) to

5.) be

6.) it

7.) is

8.) up

9.) to

10.) me

* Teach the concept of proper lip-synching with your fingerspelling. Many people do not move their lips while fingerspelling. Some Deaf people appreciate the mouthing of fingerspelled words because they have had training in lip-reading and the extra information on the lips helps make the fingerspelled word easier to catch. A few Deaf people have complained to me about what they call "excessive" mouthing of fingerspelled words, (whatever that is). My motto: "Mouthing of fingerspelled words is to communicating with the Deaf as salt is to food--a little here and there can be helpful, but too much will make it distasteful." Now the point is if you are going to express a fingerspelled word on the lips--make sure you are mouthing it way the word would sound if you spoke it normally. For example if I were fingerspelling the word "Bill," I would NOT mouth each letter individually [bee-eye-el-el]. Instead I'd mouth it as if I were saying the whole word normally, (just without sound).* Have students fingerspell their names one at a time to the rest of the group. (They are not to voice their own name--other students in class need to work.)* Teach how to sign billion, trillion, & variations of 100 & 1000

* Demonstrate two letter words using speed drills: Write on the board the words "me" and "be." Bring your hand up and quickly spell one of the two words. Have a student either say or point to the word you spelled. Then drill on those two words very quickly. Then add a third word, drill some more. Then a fourth word, etc.

* Have the students practice two letter words while saying them appropriately: ad, am, an, at, id, if, in, is, it, to, be, me, he, no, go, do, so, up, on ...

* Demonstrate a list of 3 letter words slowly

* Demonstrate 3 digit numbers slowly

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 LEVEL 4Quiz on material learned in Level 3:

Test on three letter words:

1. tap

2. log

3. fun

4. sit

5. bet

6. nap

7. dog

8. bat

9. run

10. hot

 * Drill on 3 letter words phonetically. Add a letter to the sound combinations below. For example add a "b" to "ag" and end up with "bag." Then add an "h" an "l" an "n" an "r" etc. to spell hag, lag, nag, rag. This helps the students to begin recognizing two letter combinations instead of letter by letter. After they get the "ag" concept down, move onto other combinations. ag an at et it ig og ut

----------------* Students relay 3 letter words. Activity: Have the students line up in a few columns, (either in their desks or while standing). If you don't have at least 10 students you might want to use just one line and give them a set time limit to complete the activity (instead of competing against the other line, they are competing against the clock). The people in each line are standing "one behind the other" and facing forward toward the front of the room. They cannot see the person behind them without turning around. The second to the last person (Julie) in the back turns around to the last person (Kathy). The last person or "anchor" (Kathy) spells a three letter word (from a list) to (Julie). The second to the last person (Julie) turns forward again and uses her fingertips to lightly tap the shoulder of the student in front of her (Steve). The third student (Steve), feels the tap and turns around to "read" the three-letter word. He then turns forward to the fourth student (Mary) and taps her shoulder and so-forth until the word makes its way up the line to the person at the front who "runs" to the board and writes it down. The moment that Julie (the second to the last person in line) finishes passing the original word, she immediately turns to Kathy (the anchor) and gets another word. Julie does not wait for the first word to make it all the way up to the front of the line before she passes the next word to Steve. If Julie has gotten the second word and is ready to pass it off to Steve, but Steve is still trying to pass the first word off to Mary (Mary is slow) Then Julie will need to wait a moment. What seems to work well is for Julie to just put her hand on the back of Steve's shoulder and leave it there so he will know he has a "message" waiting and turn around as soon as he passes his current word off. Whichever team gets ten words to the blackboard the fastest wins. (A variation of this game can be done where the students close their eyes and must feel the handshape of the letter!)* demonstrate 4 digit words. I recommend you "embed" them into sentences. For example, sign, "MY DAD NAME ____" and spell the word BOB (or some similarly short word).

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 LEVEL 5:

Quiz on material learned in Level 4

1. baby

2. date

3. home

4. hope

5. seat

6. love

7. look

8. kind

9. nice

10. boat

11. free

12. good

13. send

14. cake

15. most

* Can recognize 4 and 5 letter words

* Can appropriately lip-synch while fingerspelling 4 and 5 letter words

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 Level 6:

Quiz on material learned in Level 5

1. think

2. drink

3. steer

4. bring

5. spend

6. lover

7. leave

8. study

9. sport

10. group

11. learn

12. those

13. marry

14. their

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 Level 7:

Quiz on material learned in Level 6* Can recognize long words spelled at a moderate pace

* Can recognize common names spelled quickly

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 Level 8:

Quiz on material learned in Level 7

William

Belinda

Brian

Cindy

Connie

Rod

Todd

Correy

Charity

Kristie

Dawn

Kelly

Mike

Mary

Fred

Steve

Jessica

Ellen

Michelle

Tina

 * Can recognize regionally common words fingerspelled very quickly

for example: names of nearby cities

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 Level 9

Quiz on material learned in Level 8Teacher should spell the names of various nearby cities. I sometimes use the local phone directory because it generally has a list of cities in its reference section.

* Can recognize long words fingerspelled quickly

Phonetic practice system:

CAB

DAB

GAB

LAB

NAB

TAB

ADD

BAD

DAD

FAD

HAD

LAD

MAD

PAD

TAD

BAG

HAG

LAG

NAG

RAG

SAG

TAG

WAG

GAL

PAL

SAL

BAM

CAM

DAM

HAM

LAM

NAM

PAM

RAM

SAM

YAM

BAN

CAN

DAN

FAN

MAN

PAN

RAN

TAN

VAN

CAP

GAP

LAP

MAP

NAP

PAP

RAP

SAP

TAP

YAP

BAR

CAR

FAR

JAR

MAR

PAR

TAR

BAT

CAT

FAT

HAT

MAT

NAT

PAT

RAT

SAT

VAT

LAW

PAW

RAW

SAW

BAY

DAY

HAY

LAY

MAY

PAY

RAY

SAY

WAY

EAT

PEA

SEA

BED

FED

LED

NED

RED

TED

WED

REF

BEG

LEG

PEG

ELF

DEL

GEL

MEL

BEN

DEN

HEN

MEN

PEN

TEN

YEN

PEP

REP

YEP

HER

PER

BET

GET

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SET

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FEW

JEW

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NIB

RIB

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SID

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FIG

GIG

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ILL

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DIM

HIM

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BIN

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FIN

GIN

PIN

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WIN

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SIS

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FIT

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BOB

COB

LOB

DOC

ODD

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SOD

DOE

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WOE

OFF

BOG

COG

DOG

FOG

HOG

JOG

LOG

NOG

SOG

OLD

MOM

SON

TON

WON

BOO

ZOO

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COP

HOP

LOP

MOP

TOP

FOR

NOR

COT

DOT

GOT

HOT

JOT

LOT

NOT

POT

ROT

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COW

HOW

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ROW

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BOX

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RUN

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CUR

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fake

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make

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take

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bike

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like

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yike!

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joke

poke

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woke

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dale

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Kale

male

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file

mile

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tile

dole

hole

mole

pole

role

sole

 

 

 

 

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game

lame

name

same

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lane

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sane

vane

dine

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line

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pine

sine

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vine

wine

bone

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pone

tone

cape

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nape

tape

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hope

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rope

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care

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fare

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mare

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more

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rate

 

 

 

 

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save

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lead

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meal

peal

real

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peak

bean

dean

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mean

heap

leap

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beat

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heat

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peat

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hair

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pair

 

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feet

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peek

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cook

hook

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room

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goon

loon

moon

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ball

call

fall

gall

hall

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wall

 

 

 

 

 

 

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will

feel

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host

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harm

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lace

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pace

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mice

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gage

page

rage

sage

wage

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lamp

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band

hand

land

sand

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gent

lent

pent

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sent

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vent

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dune

June

rune

tune

brace

grace

place

trace

black

crack

flack

quack

shack

snack

track

tract

blade

evade

grade

stade

trade

claim

brain

chain

drain

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plain

stain

train

blame

frame

shame

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blare

glare

flare

share

stare

plate

grate

crate

brave

clave

crave

shave

stave

clasp

grasp

class

glass

crass

grass

brass

blast

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creak

freak

sneak

cream

gleam

steam

dream

clean

glean

wheat

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cheat

treat

check

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creed

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greed

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chick

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prick

stick

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blind

grind

brine

shine

thine

whine

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bring

cling

wring

fling

flint

print

quint

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wrist

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phone

stone

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chore

store

arose

chose

close

prose

those

whose

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gloss

gross

floss

flown

brown

crown

drown

frown

shown

 

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truck

cluck

pluck

prune

trunk

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clunk

flunk

drunk

chunk

thunk

stunk

brunt

grunt

shunt

stunt

This special fingerspelling section is being included so that you can practice your receptive skills. learning to fingerspell is a lot like learning to type. First you should start with small combinations of letters like "cat" then work youR way up to longer words. spell the word over and over to yourself while pronouncing it normally. For example, the "c" in "cat" should be pronounced like the letter "k." remember, don't say individual letters! Say whole words. Avoid spelling the abc's in order. "a,b,c,..." Instead, practice using names of family members and nearby cities, If you need to study for an other class, why not spell your way through the text? A word of caution, don't practice spelling license plates! Many students like to spell license plates while driving. But this is a bad habit because it causes you to think letter by letter instead of whole words. It is much better to spell road signs like "exit" and "yield." Again, you need to say the complete word, "yield," not just "y" then "i" then "e"... Some people enjoy using a mirror to practice. Mirrors are okay but not near as effective as a camcoder and vcr. If you have access to a camcoder, you can videotape yourself fingerspelling various words. Here is a suggestion. write a long list of words that are important to you. then sit down in front of a camcoder and spell the words one at a time to the camcoder leaving a short break between words. Then put the video and your list away. after a few days, get out the video, a blank sheet of paper, and a pen or pencil. Pop the video into a vcr and test yourself. write down the fingerspelled words. Then get out your original list and compare to see how well you did. keep making videos and testing yourself until you reach the level of skill you desire. Of course the best way to practice is with a partner, (if you can find one). Grab a friend and the phone book and head for a park or a restaurant. The phone book is an excellent resource for practicing fingerspelling because it has lists of cities. (look under the zip code section) then after you have mastered all the cities, you have a few thousand names you can work on. or you can look under the government section and spell various agencies throughout the city and county. Then if you need even more practice, you can turn to the yellow page index and spell the various headings in the yellow pages. An other idea is to play board games. many popular board games can be modified to include fingerspelling. For example, you could play "battleship" using fingerspelling and numbers. One of my favorite activities is what I call the "Hellen Keller Speller." You work with a partner. you closes your eyes. The other person spells a word into your hand and you say or sign the word back to him or her. Then you switch roles. This is a lot of fun. It even works if the power is out! One more idea that will work for those of you who use the internet: You can set up your chat room to use this type of font. Then all you have to do is sign on to any live chat room and watch the fingerspelling. use your search program to find the font on the net then download it into your computer then use your preferences option to select a fingerspelling font. Good luck and happy signing!

 1. 3+2+7+5=__

2. 5+5+9+-=__

3. 4+3+8+7=__

4. 2+4+6+9=__

5. 6+3+2+4=__

6. 7+3+8+2=__

7. 8+9+4+1=__

8. -+3+1+5=__

9. 9+2+-+4=__

10. 6+5+3+6=__

1. -2=__

2. 84=__

3. 93=__

4. 62=__

5. 77=__

6. -3=__

7. 82=__

8. 71=__

9. -5=__

10. 42=__

1. 2x2x3x1=__

2. 8x5x0x2=__

3. 3x3x3x3=__

4. 9x1x4x2=__

5. 6x1x6x2=__

6. 5x2x-x-=__

7. 8x1x3x4=__

8. 7x3x1x5=__

9. 4x8x1x3=__

10. 2x3x4x-=__1. 3+2+7+5=

2. 5+5+9+10=

3. 4+3+8+7=

4. 2+4+6+9=

5. 6+3+2+4=

6. 7+3+8+2=

7. 8+9+4+1=

8. 10+3+1+5=

9. 9+2+10+4=

10. 6+5+3+6=

1. 7-2-3-1=

2. 8-5-0-2=

3. 10-3-4-3=

4. 9-4-4-0=

5. 6-1-0-2=

6. 9-3-5-1=

7. 8-1-2-3=

8. 7-3-1-5=

9. 10-8-1-0=

10. 10-3-4-3=

1. 102=

2. 84=

3. 93=

4. 62=

5. 77=

6.103=

7. 82=

8. 71=

9. 105=

10. 42=1. 2x2x3x1=

2. 8x5x0x2=

3. 3x3x3x3=

4. 9x1x4x2=

5. 6x1x6x2=

6. 5x2x10x10=

7. 8x1x3x4=

8. 7x3x1x5=

9. 4x8x1x3=

10. 2x3x4x10=

Fingerspelling Activity/Test

Have your partner or your students list the alphabet on a sheet of paper. Then you spell the following words to them. When you spell "ape," your partner adds "p" and "e" to the "a" that is already on her paper.

APE

BOY

CAT

DOG

EGG

FIT

GAP

HID

ILL

JOB

KEY

LOT

MAN

NOT

OLD

PIN

QUO

RUN

SIT

TAG

UGH

VAN

WON

X-RAY

ZOO

 1. 3+2+7+5=

2. 5+5+9+10=

3. 4+3+8+7=

4. 2+4+6+9=

5. 6+3+2+4=

6. 7+3+8+2=

7. 8+9+4+1=

8. 10+3+1+5=

9. 9+2+10+4=

10. 6+5+3+6=1. 7-2-3-1=

2. 8-5-0-2=

3. 10-3-4-3=

4. 9-4-4-0=

5. 6-1-0-2=

6. 9-3-5-1=

7. 8-1-2-3=

8. 7-3-1-5=

9. 10-8-1-0=

10. 10-3-4-3=

1. 102=

2. 84=

3. 93=

4. 62=

5. 77=

6.103=

7. 82=

8. 71=

9. 105=

10. 42=1. 2x2x3x1=

2. 8x5x0x2=

3. 3x3x3x3=

4. 9x1x4x2=

5. 6x1x6x2=

6. 5x2x10x10=

7. 8x1x3x4=

8. 7x3x1x5=

9. 4x8x1x3=

10. 2x3x4x10=

Fingerspelling Activity/Test

Have your partner or your students list the alphabet on a sheet of paper. Then you spell the following words to them. When you spell "ape," your partner adds "p" and "e" to the "a" that is already on her paper.

APE

BOY

CAT

DOG

EGG

FIT

GAP

HID

ILL

JOB

KEY

LOT

MAN

NOT

OLD

PIN

QUO

RUN

SIT

TAG

UGH

VAN

WON

X-RAY

ZOO



Section:  Fingerspelling 1:  Introduction  |  2  |  3  |  4  |  5  |  6  |  7  |  8   |  9  |  Lexicalized  |  Font  | Quizzes  |  Practice

 


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