ALEX Classroom Resources

ALEX Classroom Resources  
   View Standards     Standard(s): [ASL] ASL2 (7-12) 1 :
1) Communicate and share using American Sign Language on familiar topics with a variety of words, phrases, and simple sentences in the past time frame.

a. Use ASL to meet basic survival needs.

b. Participate in expressive and receptive conversations on familiar topics using a variety of phrases and simple sentences.

c. Ask and answer questions on factual information.

d. Talk about their daily activities and personal preferences.

e. Describe in the past time frame.

[ASL] ASL2 (7-12) 3 :
3) Present information on familiar topics with a variety of words, phrases, and simple sentences in American Sign Language using past or present time frame.

a. Present basic information about people and activities.

b. Recite brief memorized anecdotes using target vocabulary and grammar.

[ASL] ASL3 (9-12) 3 :
3) Present information on familiar topics to an audience of viewers in American Sign Language.

a. Analyze and explain the meaning of selected classifiers.

b. Create simple, brief recorded messages about familiar topics.

c. Present selected poems, anecdotes and ASL stories.

[ASL] ASL4 (9-12) 2 :
2) Interpret, restate, and react to what is viewed on familiar and new topics.

a. Give details from announcements and messages that are directly related to daily activities and school related topics.

b. Interpret gestures, non-manual markers, selected classifiers, and other visual cues.

c. Demonstrate an understanding of cultural nuances of meaning in expressive products of Deaf culture, such as ASL literature, humor, De'VIA and other visual arts.

[ASL] ASL4 (9-12) 8 :
8) Compare characteristics of the target language and their own language in a variety of time frames and moods.

a. Demonstrate the ability to recognize and correctly use classifiers and non-manual markers in ASL.

b. Compare temporal aspects of ASL and English.

c. Recognize differences and similarities in syntax, verb formation, nouns and pronouns in ASL and English.

Subject: American Sign Language (7 - 12)
Title: ASL Using Classifiers to Describe What Happened

In this intermediate low to intermediate-high ASL activity, students will learn about classifiers and their role in telling stories. A detailed PowerPoint is included to walk students through the key grammatical terms taught in this lesson. The PowerPoint also includes links to video examples of classifiers being used to describe accidents in the past as well as tell stories or jokes. After reviewing the resources, students are asked to use their new vocabulary skills to describe an accident or event that happened.

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