Further informationIn the United States, American Sign Language is now thought to be the fourth most commonly used language!
ExplorationFollow the signsDo you know anyone who speaks sign language? Maybe you already know a little bit of sign language yourself!Go to the library and see if you can find a beginner-level book for learning a few signs! Learn how to say a few things, such as “how are you?” and “thank you.” Practice your new signs with your friends and family!
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