Check out my singing time lesson plan for the NEW song, I Will Walk with Jesus that uses simplified ASL!
I receive LOTS of requests for a lesson plan for teaching the new primary song, I Will Walk with Jesus. It was introduced HERE at the face-to-face with Elder Gong. I had my 2020 plan all together HERE before this was introduced so it didn’t make it into my schedule (The song I Will Walk with Jesus is not one of the 2020 Music for Singing Time suggested songs).
But I want to implement it into singing time this year somehow. So I’m thinking of teaching it for Easter and singing it in sacrament meeting. It seems appropriate I think! Then maybe include it in the program too, but nothing’s set in stone yet.
When trying to decide how best to teach it, my thoughts turned to reverent actions since it’s a reverent topic. Simplified ASL seemed like an obvious choice since it’s such a visual song. Amazingly, all I had to do was sit and wait a little for a brilliant someone named Holly to post her simplified ASL signs on YouTube! She did all the work for me – thank you!!
Here’s her video:
There’s another video with actions (not necessarily ASL) that is VERY popular as well:
Tips for teaching sign language
I also have a few tips for teaching sign language in singing time HERE if it helps. One of the tips I mention in that post is to use scarves to review ASL signs! I’d highly suggest getting some scarves for your primary – they are really versatile to use in singing time! You can check out all my posts where I use scarves HERE if it helps.
Then lastly, I usually like to type up notes to take with me after I’ve learned the signs. But seeing that I’m not teaching this for a few months, I don’t have notes typed up yet. If anyone beats me to it, feel free to share with me so I can share with everyone else ;). If not, I’ll update this post when I get my notes finished when it gets closer to Easter.
UPDATE: Find notes for the ASL video HERE that were shared on the Primary Music Leaders FB group. I’ve also added them to my Resource Library for those not on Facebook.
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These printables are filed on my Resource Library page under Song Title > I Will Walk With Jesus.