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|Activity: Fingerspelling Race|
Have students line up in rows facing the board.
Stand on something elevated (but safe) so that everyone can see you clearly.
Spell vocabulary words to the students.
The students at the front "race" to the board and write an English word that corresponds to the ASL sign.
Whichever student gets done writing the word first
wins a point for his or her team.
I just did this with three classes.
I printed out a sheet with a list of my vocabulary words in large print
to make it easy for me to read from while doing the activity.
After spelling the word, determining the winner, and marking the point--I showed them the sign for the concept. After doing five signs I'd get off the chair and review all five signs and then call students to the front to ask them questions using the new vocabulary. Then I'd pass out the practice cards and have the students ask the question to the person in the next row over.
I repeated this process until all 20 sentences had been covered and reviewed.
I have done this with various sized classes. I recommend you aim for five people per row. If you have fewer than than five people per row, I'd have everybody stand up during the fingerspelling phase.