Sign And Sing

by Gail Keene/orch. by Paul Jennings

"Sign and Sing" is a song/project in which the students utilize hand motions based on Signed English and the American Sign Language. By signing all or parts of songs and poems, children gain an insight into an alternate form of communication, opening up many creative possibilities for discussions of the development of language.

Signing fulfills some students' need for visual learning. It reinforces left-to-right patterning, presents another concept in communication, aids in developing motor skills, supports the study of the alphabet and fosters sensitivity towards the hearing impaired.

Text is taken from Music K-8 magazine.