* This is intended to be used for learners in G1 and up. This module may fit into a larger course to provide a broader content for the module as it is openly and freely shared. ASL (American Sign Language) is a visual language. Instead of verbal language, you use your body such as your hands and facial expressions. You can actually use ASL to communicate whenever you like, use it like your daily conversations.
This is an assignment that can be given to students taking an American Sign Language course, to enrich their learning.
Choose from a list of opportunities that will enrich your ASL and Deaf Culture learning. These assignments are related to the Deaf Community, Deaf Culture, ASL communication, and service work. You will complete 1 enrichment assignment each week.
Go to the Personal Enrichment Learning Form and make a copy of the spreadsheet for your personal use by selecting 'File>Make a Copy'. Name your form 'Personal Enrichment Form_your name'.
Each enrichment option explains the required documentation to include (i.e. recorded conversation, written paper, picture(s), signatures, etc.).
Fill out the form with the assignment you did for the week. Add a link that shows the documentation for the assignment and add the week you completed it (i.e. week 2).
You will be graded on the below criteria:
Participation, Attitude, and Effort
Following Instructions and Requirements
Documentation of Completion
In this activity, students will talk about their summer. They will also introduce themselves and get to know the rest of their lab/group mates. Students will finish the lab by playing a speeddating game.
ASL I is an introduction to the naturally existing language widely used by Deaf people in North America. Since ASL is a visual-gestural language, students will need to develop unique communication skills. These consist of using the hands, body, face, eyes and space. In order to achieve progress in this class, it is important to become comfortable communicating with your whole body and listening with your eyes.
ASL II is a sequential course following ASL I, which continues to build knowledge of the naturally existing language widely used by Deaf people in North America. Since ASL is a visual-gestural language, students will need to continue to develop unique communication skills. These consist of using the hands, body, face, eyes and space. In order to achieve progress in this class, it is important to become comfortable communicating with your whole body and listening with your eyes.
ASL III is the third quarter of the first year study of American Sign Language (ASL) and the people who use it. ASL III will enhance the use of ASL grammar and consist of concentrated efforts to develop the studentęs expressive and receptive skills. The course will continue to provide insights into Deaf Cultural values, attitudes and the Deaf community. Now learning more abstract concepts of the language, ASL III students will be able to: narrate events that occurred in the past, ask for solutions to everyday problems, tell about life events, and describe objects. Students will also be able to: demonstrate intermediate finger spelling competency, generate complex ASL structures with intermediate vocabulary knowledge, execute a wide variety of grammatical principles, including classifiers and inflections, adapt to different sign language registers, dialects and accents, and create opportunities to interact with members of the Deaf community.
The week before, students were asked to bring in a representation of their artistic self-expressing to share with others in the group. In this lab, they will be sharing those experiences and representations. Students will be given a short, 10 word, fingerspelling quiz from the lab assistant.