American Sign Language Powerpoint


Haley Maine

American Sign Language

Own language

Different from all other languages

Visual not listening language

Has own sentence structure


American Sign Language

• Deaf culture is its own culture

• Very “dedicated” to their culture

• Do not feel they are


• Most would rather not hear if given the choice

American Sign Language

Can you sign your name? Your age?

American Sign Language

• Color Vocab:

– Blue

– Green

– Black

– Pink

– Orange

– White

– Purple

– Tan

– Gold

– Yellow

– Red

– Silver

– Grey

American Sign Language

• Vocab Words:

– Me

– My

– You

– Yours

– He

– She

– They

– We

– Our

– And

• Vocab Words:

– Car

– Drive

– Fast

– Slow

– Careful

– Help

– Want

– Ask

– Name

– Age

American Sign Language

• Written form of

ASL is called GLOSS

• Example

– English: That car is blue.




American Sign Language

• Try to make a sentence

(in English) using the vocab


– ASL written language

– Written in all CAPS

– THERE means to place the subject in an area that you point to

• Now write it in GLOSS • Structure


• Ex: That car is black.


American Sign Language

• Put these English sentences into GLOSS

– My car is fast.

– She wants help.

– The car is green and red.

American Sign Language

• Sign this:


– My name is _________.

• (fingerspell your name)

– I am 13 years old.

• (ME AGE 13)

American Sign Language

• TEKS for this lesson:


(A) understand short utterances when listening and respond orally with learned material;

– (B) produce learned words, phrases, and sentences when speaking and writing;

(C) detect main ideas in familiar material when listening and reading;

(B) demonstrate understanding of simple, clearly spoken, and written language such as simple stories, high-frequency commands, and brief instructions when dealing with familiar topics; and

(C) present information using familiar words, phrases, and sentences to listeners and readers.

TEKS for this lesson


(2.1) Number, operation, and quantitative reasoning. The student understands how place value is used to represent whole numbers.

The student is expected to:

(A) use concrete models of hundreds, tens, and ones to represent a given whole number (up to 999) in various ways;

(A) recall and apply basic addition and subtraction facts ( to 18);

(B) model addition and subtraction of two-digit numbers with objects, pictures, words, and numbers

A link for a video of a word/sign: