ABC & Number Stories

A fun thing to do with the sign language alphabet is to make up an "ABC story." ABC stories use each letter of the sign alphabet to represent something. For example, the "A" handshape is used to "knock" on a door.

Value of ABC Stories

ABC stories are used as entertainment and as an educational tool to develop deaf children's language. Deaf studies and sign language classes frequently include ABC stories. ABC stories are considered to be one aspect of ASL literature, or ASL storytelling.

The Cowboy: ABC Story Example

Sad Story: Number Story Example

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