April 11, 2013

Start to Finish Story Time: Summary Post

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I've written several "Start to Finish Story Time" posts, with the idea being that with each new post, I provide a "start to finish" lesson plan for a sign language story time program for each of the themes covered in my "Story Time with Signs & Rhymes" books. My aim is to build each lesson plan in a pick-and-choose/modular format, meaning that you can apply the elements that work for your environment, age group(s) and personal interests, and skip the rest.

Each lesson plan incorporates ideas that are suitable for infant/toddler, preschool and/or school age audiences and each program incorporates activities that promote literacy/early literacy and one or more of the six keys skills recommended by the National Research Council for preparing children to become readers when they enter school. Programs can last from 20 - 45 minutes, depending on what you include and who your audience is.

This post provides a summary of the current posts in the this series:

Start to Finish Story Time: See the Colors

Start to Finish Story Time: A to Z Sign With Me

Start to Finish Story Time: Wear a Silly Hat

Start to Finish Story Time: Opposites Everywhere

Cowgirls Don't Wear Diapers (a Start to Finish Story Time Post that Incorporates ASL into a cowgirl and potty-themed lesson plan)

And, here is a link to my Playlist of Sign Language Story Time Videos.

I will add to this list as more "Start to Finish Story Time" posts are added to the blog.

If you like this series, you might also like the Ideas for Incorporating Alphabet Signs into Your Story Time series, and the Start to Finish Story Time, Expanded series.

And, for your web browsing pleasure, here are some excellent links to others' blog posts about incorporating sign language into story time:

*Using American Sign Language in Storytime (a blog post written by "Jbrary,"a librarian duo, full of sign language story time resources and videos, including songs to sign and links to the Jbrary YouTube Channel).

*American Sign Language (ASL) in Your Library (a great ALSC blog post written by Renee Grassi full of fabulous resource links).

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