BATOD
The British Association of Teachers of the Deaf
Promoting Excellence in Deaf Education

Resources for use with BSL-users

New developments in BSL teaching and learning materialsUsing tablets and touch-screen technology to engage new readers
Sign Resources03 Jun
Signed Stories - a free online librarySigned Stories is a free online library of the best British children’s books presented in British Sign Language, animation, text and sound, designed to stimulate interest in reading, and boost language skills – taking a child-centred approach.
Sign Resources11 May
Sign linguistics in a nutshellSandra Dowe was previously Head of Service in Bedfordshire and campaigned for BSL, encouraging ToDs to use it in educational settings.  This booklet summarises BSL sign linguistics that will be helpful to those teaching and learning BSL.
Sign Resources11 May
Weather Word bookLet's Sign Graphics resource by Cath Smith to develop a weather vocabulary
Sign Resources11 May
5 Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed'(36 pages - 928kb) NEW resource from the LET'S SIGN Series of British Sign Language (BSL) educational resources from DEAFSIGN. Stand-alone items that work well together to give a consistent approach This is an ebook pdf download that is ready to use and represents excellent value. It opens in FULL SCREEN mode with transitional openings to each page to add to visual impact Ideal for home or school - a great activity for children to play with independently or for small group work on screen and WHITEBOARD - or to PRINT. Fully INTERACTIVE - click on the signs to get to the 'dictionary' pages, flashcards, quiz (click on the answers and see the response) and back again. PRINT off the A4 pages of rhyme, NUMBERS pages, FLASHCARDS of keyword signs with pictures and QUIZ, plus dictionary section of all the signs with description of movements.
Please save this pdf and then open it from your hard drive to get the e-book to work properly.
resources15 Jan
Early years everyday things we doresource sheet for teachers and parents showing the signs for familar verbs used with young children. Please remember that the graphics themselves are copyright.
Useful Early Years resources26 Apr
Finger Spelling gameUsing finger spelling to word build. Booklet by Cath Smith Let's Sign series
Sign Resources11 May
Missing Words graphic worksheetCloze text type worksheets using graphics and words.
Sign Resources11 May
LET'S SIGN Food and drink Flashcards/posters20 pages - 860kb A useful and time-saving NEW teaching resource from the LET'S SIGN Series of British Sign Language (B SL) educational materials from DEAFSIGN. This is an ebook pdf download that will be emailed to you ready to print and use. 54 BSL food and drink signs with pictures of the food items. HELP TO CREATE AN INCLUSIVE ENVIRONMENT To teach and learn basic sign vocabulary for simple food items - reinforce sign use and support learners. The pages can be printed off as A4 sheets and laminated. Use as posters to put up around the walls of child’s room or dining area at home or school. Make flashcards approximately 4” x 6.5” with the sign and food picture. The sign and food pictures can be made into separate flashcards approximately 4” x 3.5” for matching game - match the food item to the sign. Two sets can be printed to make a memory game, turn the cards face down and turn over to find pairs.
resources15 Jan
BSL signs for play school conversationeveryday words that are used at home or in playschool matched to the BSL sign. Please remember that the graphics themselves are copyright.
Useful Early Years resources26 Apr
Weather signs worksheets3 worksheets with signs for the weather, a matching game and answer sheet.
Sign Resources11 May
demonstration Alphabet e-bookUsing Communicate in Print2 Cath Smith used the basic Alphabet book design to create a BSL Alphabet book. This was then developed into an interactive e-book. This is a demo version covering A, B and C.
Useful Early Years resources26 Apr
16 BSL Signs in colourresource sheet that can be used as a poster to show the signs for a rainbow of colours. If you have specific variations contact Cath Smith and she may be able to help you by producing your 'sign'. Please remember that the graphics themselves are copyright.
Useful Early Years resources26 Apr
Link the words to the signsresource sheets that can be used by teachers and parents matching the sign to the word. This is reinforced with two worksheet exercises. Contact Cath is you are interested in more of this type of material. Please remember that the graphics themselves are copyright.
Useful Early Years resources26 Apr