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Activity 1.2

Activity 1.2

Signing the numbers from one to ten

The students will learn to sign the numbers from one to ten.

Clip 1.1b and Worksheet 1.2
Show Clip 1.1b: Numbers 1 to 10 so your students can view the numbers from one to ten and practise signing them along with the presenters. Hand out "Worksheet 1.2: Signing numbers" as a reference tool.

Ask the students, working in pairs, to sign a number to each other. The viewer writes down each number as they see it signed, and the signer confirms or corrects it.

Extend this by asking some students to present a sequence of three numbers to the class. The class members write down the numbers as they view them. Then the signers give the correct numbers and check to see how many classmates made correct responses.

Ask the students whether this task was easy for them and why it was or was not. For example, it is  difficult to watch others making signs and practise signing at the same time.

Keep showing Clip 1.1b so that the students have a good model to follow. Encourage them to make their handshapes carefully so that they learn good habits right from the outset.

Challenge and extension
Now challenge the students to take turns to count in twos, and to count backwards from ten through to one. Or they could use other number combinations as they work in pairs to practise their signing.

Then play bingo to further develop their number fluency in NZSL.

Ask the students to write down six numerals between one and ten. They work in groups, and one student signs the numbers between one and ten in a random sequence. The first student to mark off all the numbers is the winner. The other students applaud appropriately (by waving their hands).

When students have many opportunities to practice the language they are learning and when others show interest and give feedback on their efforts, they develop their confidence and competence.

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Document Worksheet 1.2: Signing numbers Worksheet 1

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