ASL Literacy Activities

In light of COVID-19, we are staying home and figuring out resources for our children. Here, we are putting together activities, ideas, videos to support your child's learning at home. A major focus of our activities will be based off on our award-winning VL2 Storybook Apps. We are making our apps available for free, at specific times. Please keep checking in for updates. 
Welcome!
We are in this together. In light of COVID-19, we are staying home and figuring out resources for our children. Here, we are putting together activities, ideas, videos to support your child's learning at home. A major focus of our activities will be based off on our award-winning VL2 Storybook Apps. We are making our apps available for free, at specific times. Please keep checking in for updates. 
Welcome to ASL Literacy Activities
Daily themed activities
VL2 Storybook Apps
Explaining Coronavirus to Kids
Resources
Resources for your children and students!
QR codes to ASL videos 02-2020.pdf
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More ASL & educational resources
#OperationASLStorytime
#DeafEdatHome
#AsianSigners
DeafEd at Home Chart.pdf
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Literature by Black and Brown People
List of Children Books
ASL literature by Black Deaf community
Black Deaf Organizations
Talking to Kids about Racism
ASL Corpus: Videos signed by diverse Deaf Signers (From Horace Mann Public School)
*NEW* Week 17: Zorp Meets Earth
Zorp Meets Earth
Marvelous Monday
Thinking Tuesday
Wondrous Wednesday
Terrific Thursday
Fun Friday
*NEW* Week 16: A Tale of Two Foxes
A week on our latest storybook app, A Tale of Two Foxes
A Tale of Two Foxes
Marvelous Monday
Thinking Tuesday
Wondrous Wednesday
Terrific Thursday
Fun Friday
Pride Month
In June, we celebrate LGBTQIA+ Pride Month
Pride Flags
Deaf LGBT+ Organizations
Notable LGBT+ Deaf People
Books for Children and Teens
Pride Month Signs
Gender & Sexuality Signs in ASL
Pride Month Quiz
Week 15: The Lazy Elephant
The Lazy Elephant
Marvelous Monday!
Thinking Tuesday!
Wondrous Wednesday!
Terrific Thursday!
Fun Friday!
Week 14: Eat Your Veggies



Eat Your Veggies App
Marvelous Monday!
Thinking Tuesday!
Wondrous Wednesday!
Terrific Thursday!
Fun Friday!
Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month
May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. In this section, we dive into Asian history, culture, literature, and more.
Welcome to AAPI Heritage Month
ASL stories by Asian Signers
Notable Deaf Asians/Pacific Islanders
Stop Asian Hate
Deaf AAPI Organizations/Businesses
AAPI YouTube Channel Accounts
Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month Resources
Week 13: That's My Blue Crayon!





That's My Blue Crayon! App
Marvelous Monday!
Thinking Tuesday!
Wondrous Wednesday!
Terrific Thursday!
Fun Friday!
International Deaf Women Month
International Deaf Women History Month
Notable Deaf Women
Worksheets
Deaf Women in Industry
Black Deaf History Month
In this section, we discuss Black Deaf History Month.
Black American Sign Language (BASL)
Notable Deaf Black People
Baobab in Italy!

Mavo is riding a scooter in Rome, how cool is that??
Il Museo degli Errori
Marvelous Monday: Intro to Italy
Thinking Tuesday: Famous Landmarks & Virtual Tour
Wondrous Wednesday: Intro to Italian Sign Language
Terrific Thursday: Culture & Food
Fun Friday: Quiz on Italy
Understanding the Elections
What is Voting?
SignVote YouTube - ASL Resources
SignVote Resources
SignVote Instagram
Halloween Week!
Creepy Carrots
Old Lady Who Isn't Afraid of Anything
Halloween Jokes
Halloween Masks with Yi
Week 12: Strega Nona
Marvelous Monday!
Thinking Tuesday
Wondrous Wednesday!
Fun Friday
Activity Spotlight: Go Noodle!
Test

Dance parties at home!
The Adventures of a Tripod
ASL Story: The Adventures of a Tripod
CHALLENGE: Translate the story to English!
Story Translation Winners
Spotlight: Did You Know That?! Learn facts in ASL.
Did You Know That?!
Week 11: "BOY" by California School for the Deaf Fremont
BOY
BOY Book.pdf
14.9 MB
Marvelous Monday!
Thinking Tuesday!
Wondrous Wednesday!
Terrific Thursday!
Fun Friday!
Week 10: Make Way for Ducklings
Marvelous Monday!
Thinking Tuesday!
Wondrous Wednesday!
Terrific Thursday!
Fun Friday!
Virtual Zoos!
Visit the Ducklings in Boston!
Week 9: The Blue Lobster (Early & Younger Readers)
Featuring The Blue Lobster 

Ask April Jackson to be storyteller for LIVE storytelling
Marvelous Monday!
Thinking Tuesday!
Wondrous Wednesday!
Terrific Thursday!
Fun Friday!
Virtual Aquariums!
Week 8: Teremok
Marvelous Monday!
Thinking Tuesday!
Wondrous Wednesday!
Terrific Thursday!
Fun Friday!
Week 7: The Giant Turnip
Marvelous Monday!
Thinking Tuesday!
Wondrous Wednesday!
Terrific Thursday!
Fun Friday!
Kids & Plants: Learn from a Deaf Farmer!
The Giant Turnip ASL Story on YouTube
Spotlight: Seek App (Using Augmented Reality to Identify Plants!)
Week 6: The Solar System
Marvelous Monday!
Thinking Tuesday!
Wondrous Wednesday!
Terrific Thursday!
Fun Friday!
Virtual Tour of Space: NASA
#ML2Talks Ep. 1: SPACE WITH JOHANNA
April 22, 2020: Earth Day!
Every year we celebrate Earth Day on April 22! 

Earth Day for Kids by PBS
Earth Day - Official Organization
Free Earth Day Games by Legends of Learning
Earth Day worksheets from Kids Konnect
National Geographic @ Home
Earth Day from Motion Light Lab!
Settimana 5: Il Museo degli Errori
In questo periodo siamo tutti costretti a restare a casa per via del COVID – 19. Per questa ragione, il Centro Assistenza per Bambini Sordi e Sordociechi Onlus (CABSS) ha pensato di regalare a tutti i bambini una Settimana Edu – Creativa dedicata alla storybook app “Il Museo degli Errori”.
Dal 20 al 24 aprile 2020 saranno accessibili GRATIS:
– tanti materiali e attività, didattici e divertenti, in LIS e Italiano & in ASL e Inglese, online
– l’app “Il Museo degli Errori”, per iPad, su AppStore

Scopriamo insieme a Susanna Ricci Bitti, borsista Fulbright - Roberto Wirth 2019/2020, come è nata l'app Il Museo degli Errori e in che cosa consiste la Settimana Edu - Creativa ad essa dedicata.

Video in Lingua dei Segni Italiana.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wRZJiw9HGHQ

Trascrizione in Italiano:

"Ciao, vi ricordate della sorpresa nell’Uovo di Pasqua? Bene! Si trattava della Settimana Edu – Creativa (dal 20 al 24 Aprile 2020) dedicata a “Il Museo degli Errori”. Il Museo degli Errori è una storia ideata da Silvia Palmieri. Grazie alla borsa di studio Fulbright – Roberto Wirth, Silvia è andata negli Stati Uniti per studiare presso la Gallaudet University, Washington D.C.. Durante il periodo della borsa di studio alla Gallaudet, ha ideato la storia de “Il Museo degli Errori”, ispirata ai racconti di Gianni Rodari, il famoso scrittore italiano, autore di storie divertenti e fantastiche.
La storia pensata da Silvia è diventata una storybook App in Lingua dei Segni. Vista la situazione attuale in cui tutti siamo costretti a restare a casa, insieme a Motion Light Lab (ML2) presso Gallaudet University, abbiamo pensato alla Settimana Edu – Creativa dedicata a “Il Museo degli Errori”, la prima storybook app bilingue LIS -Italiano del Centro Assistenza per Bambini Sordi e Sordociechi Onlus (CABSS), e a “Museum of Errors”, in ASL – Inglese, di Gallaudet University. Anche io ho dato il mio contributo a questa iniziativa: mi chiamo Susanna Ricci Bitti e ho vinto la borsa di studio “Fulbright – Roberto Wirth (A.A. 2019 – 2020), grazie alla quale sono andata alla Gallaudet University. Durante il mio soggiorno in America mi sono impegnata per produrre contenuti didattici (lezioni, esercizi, attività) collegati all’app Il Museo degli Errori. In che cosa consiste la Settimana Edu – Creativa? Ogni giorno vi proporremo diverse attività. Vediamo quali!
Lunedì: Video in LIS in cui vi racconteremo la storia de Il Museo degli Errori (canale YouTube: CABSS Onlus)
Martedì: Esercizi educativi e divertenti
Mercoledì: Video in LIS con tante attività da fare insieme (canale YouTube: CABSS Onlus)
Giovedì: Tante attività creative e divertenti
Venerdì: Quiz
Alle attività si accede attraverso la piattaforma Podia: motionlightlab.podia.com/asl-literacy-actvitites
Cliccando su ogni giorno della settimana, troverete tutti gli esercizi, le attività e i video, in LIS – Italiano e in ASL – Inglese, che vi proporremo dal 20 al 24 Aprile.
A lunedì….ciaooo!"
Com'è nato "il Museo degli Errori" in lingua dei segni?
Lunedì Luminoso
Martedì Magico
Mercoledì Meraviglioso
GIOVEDì GIOIOSO
VENERDì VIVACE
Week 5: The Museum of Errors
5th week! 
Marvelous Monday!
Thinking Tuesday!
Wondrous Wednesday!
Terrific Thursday!
Fun Friday!
Virtual Museums
Did you know? Museum of Errors in Italian Sign Language!
Week 4: The Little Airplane That Could
We'll soar high into The Airplanes Storybook App! Let's get started!
Marvelous Monday!
Thinking Tuesday!
Wondrous Wednesday!
Terrific Thursday!
Fun Friday!
Week 3: Buck and Bull
Marvelous Monday
Thinking Tuesday
Wondrous Wednesday
Terrific Thursday
Fun Friday
Week 2: The Boy Who Cried Wolf
Marvelous Monday
Thinking Tuesday
Wondrous Wednesday
Terrific Thursday
Fun Friday
Week 1: The Baobab
Welcome to week one! We're bringing The Baobab to you!


When it came out in 2013, The Baobab is the world's first ASL/English bilingual storybook app, created based on research on visual learning and bilingualism. 

The Baobab is also a favorite, having been translated to more than 10 other languages. We are currently developing four new editions: Panama, Thai, Turkish, and Saudi Arabia. 

The Baobab - Norwegian 
The Baobab - Japanese
The Baobab - Russian
The Baobab - New Zealand
The Baobab - Netherlands
Marvelous Monday
Thinking Tuesday
Wondrous Wednesday
Terrific Thursday
Fun Friday
Bonus content!
Baobab Gone Global: Travel With Us!
Where in the world did the Baobab girl go?
Passport!
Baobab in United States of America (USA)
The Baobab
Marvelous Monday: Intro to USA
Thinking Tuesday: National Parks
Wondrous Wednesday: American Sign Language
Terrific Thursday: Time Zones and Regions
Fun Friday: Quiz on USA
Baobab in Japan!
バオバブの木 (The Baobab, Japanese Edition)
Marvelous Monday: Intro to Japan
Thinking Tuesday: Trains in Japan
Wondrous Wednesday: Learn JSL signs
Terrific Thursday: Japanese Arts/Artists
Fun Friday: Quiz on Japan
Baobab in the Netherlands!
Baobabboom
Marvelous Monday: Intro to the Netherlands
Thinking Tuesday: Landmarks
Wondrous Wednesday: Learn NGT signs
Terrific Thursday: Artists/Art
Fun Friday: Quiz on the Netherlands
Baobab in Russia!
Баобаб (The Baobab, Russian Edition)
Marvelous Monday: Intro to Russia
Thinking Tuesday: Deaf School & Russia Facts
Wondrous Wednesday: Russian Language & Sign Langauge
Terrific Thursday: Arts & Culture
Fun Friday: Quiz on Russia
Baobab in New Zealand!
The Baobab NZSL (New Zealand Edition)
Marvelous Monday: New Zealand Intro
Thinking Tuesday: Fun Facts
Wondrous Wednesday: New Zealand Sign Language and Maori
Terrific Thursday: NZ Landmarks & More
Fun Friday: Quiz on NZ
Sign Ninja - A NZSL Game!
Baobab in Saudi Arabia!
Marvelous Monday: Intro to Saudia Arabia
Thinking Tuesday: Landmarks & Facts
Wondrous Wednesday: Saudi Sign Language
Terrific Thursday: Holidays
Fun Friday: Quiz on Saudi Arabia
Baobab in Panama!
Marvelous Monday: Intro to Panama
Thinking Tuesday: Food and Clothing
Wondrous Wednesday: Intro to Panamanian Sign Language
Terrific Thursday: Panama Canal & Bridges
Fun Friday: Quiz on Panama