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ASL: Clothing Descriptions

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Title:

ASL: Clothing Descriptions

URL:

https://www.oercommons.org/courseware/lesson/74688/overview

Content Source:

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OER Commons
Type: Learning Activity

Overview:

This is a novice mid to novice high ASL activity in which students describe clothing worn by others. Students start with a fashion show as each student takes turns describing the outfit of another. This can be kept simple, describing what students are wearing at school or students can plan more elaborate outfits. If time allows, give students a bag of inexpensive supplies and ask them to create an outfit in 30 minutes or less. After the fashion show, students play a game similar to the board game Guess Who. Students describe the outfit worn by one person as well as their physical characteristics to see if their partner can guess who they are describing. Note: This lesson was prepared originally to be completed in a virtual environment with students using breakout rooms online. The activities can easily be replicated in the face-to-face classroom.

Content Standard(s):
American Sign Language
ASL (2017)
Grade: K-8
Novice Mid Proficiency Range
1) Exchange simple information using American Sign Language.

a. Communicate on very familiar topics using a variety of words and phrases.

b. Make simple statements in a conversation.

c. Ask simple questions.

Unpacked Content
Goals:
Communication
Modes Of Communication:
Interpersonal Mode
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
Students:
  • contribute to a conversation on a very familiar topic.
  • ask and answer questions about likes and dislikes of familiar topics.
Performance Descriptors:
Knowledge:
Students know:
  • vocabulary for commenting in a conversation on a very familiar topic using brief phrases.
  • vocabulary for stating an opinion of liking or not liking a familiar topic.
  • vocabulary and grammatical structures to ask and answer simple questions.
  • rules for use of the correct non-manual marker for a question.
Skills:
Students are able to:
  • ask and answer who, what, where questions about a very familiar topic.
  • use the appropriate NMM for a y/n or wh question.
  • state if they like or do not like a familiar topic.
Understanding:
Students understand that:
  • effective communication requires knowing how when and why to say what to whom.
  • the purpose of language study is to communicate so one can understand others and be understood.
  • other understandings will depend on the theme being taught.
American Sign Language
ASL (2017)
Grade: 7-12
Level I
1) Communicate and share using American Sign Language on familiar topics with a variety of words, phrases, and simple sentences in the present time frame.

a. Greet and leave people in a polite way.

b. Exchange basic information about self and others.

c. Ask for and provide information.

d. Exchange basic information about their everyday lives.

Unpacked Content
Goals:
Communication
Modes Of Communication:
Interpersonal Mode
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
Students:
  • use culturally appropriate communication for introducing, greeting and leave-taking in a polite way.
  • exchange basic personal information, e.g., name, school, family, and likes/dislikes, about self and others using words, phrases, simple sentences in the present time frame.
  • ask for and provide personal information using yes/no questions, 'wh' questions, name signs, basic pronominal awareness, spatial referencing skills, and topic/comment in the present time frame.
  • exchange basic personal information about their everyday lives, e.g., home, school, and events, using words, phrases, and simple sentences in the present time frame.
Performance Descriptors:
Knowledge:
Students know:
  • culturally appropriate and polite ways to introduce themselves, greet and leave people.
  • strategies to exchange basic personal information about self and others.
  • vocabulary to ask for and provide information using appropriate ASL skills.
  • basic personal information about their everyday lives using words phrases, and simple sentences in the present time frame.
Skills:
Students are able to:
  • introduce self, greet and leave people in a polite way using the target language appropriately.
  • exchange basic personal information about self and others using the target language expressively and receptively.
  • ask for and provide personal information using the appropriate linguistic features of the target language.
  • exchange basic information about their everyday lives using words, phrases, and simple sentences in the target language.
Understanding:
Students understand that:
  • effective communication requires knowing how when and why to say what to whom.
  • the purpose of language study is to communicate so one can understand others and be understood.
  • ASL can be used to engage in conversations to share information.
  • interpersonal communication requires the knowledge of linguistic elements.
American Sign Language
ASL (2017)
Grade: 7-12
Level I
3) Present information on familiar topics with a variety of words, phrases, and simple sentences in the present time frame.

a. Present basic information.

b. Give simple instructions.

c. Tell about familiar objects, experiences, and daily routines.

d. Recite short memorized phrases, poems, and/or anecdotes.

Unpacked Content
Goals:
Communication
Modes Of Communication:
Presentational Mode
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
Students:
  • present basic information to an audience or a recording device in a formal register.
  • give simple instructions or directions tell about/describe familiar objects, experiences, and daily routines using classifiers, topic/comment, and listing in ASL.
  • recite and present short memorized phrases, poems and/or anecdotes to an audience in a formal register and using the appropriate non-manual cues/non-manual markers.
Performance Descriptors:
Knowledge:
Students know:
  • rules/strategies to present signs to an audience or a recording device.
  • linguistic rules for instructions/directions.
  • classifiers used to describe objects.
  • rules/strategies for telling about personal experiences using topic/comment.
  • rules/strategies for telling about daily routines using the ASL listing technique.
  • ASL phrases, poems, and/or anecdotes.
  • rules/strategies to create NMMs to match the phrase, poem, or anecdote.
Skills:
Students are able to:
  • present simple instructions or directions which can be expressly understood.
  • present basic information on familiar objects, personal experiences, and daily routines by using words, lists, and highly practiced, possibly formulaic, language describe familiar objects.
  • describe daily routines.
  • recite and present a short memorized phrase, poem, or anecdote to an audience or recording device.
  • use appropriate formal register and memorized NMMs.
Understanding:
Students understand that:
  • effective communication requires knowing how when and why to say what to whom.
  • the purpose of language study is to communicate so one can understand others and be understood.
  • presenting information requires communication and linguistic knowledge.
  • ASL has its own phrases, poems, and anecdotes which are commonly known by the Deaf community.
Tags: Adjectives, American Sign Language, ASL, Characteristics, Clothing, Communication, Descriptions, Fashion, Game, Interpersonal Conversations, Novice High, Novice Mid, Presentational Speaking
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Author: Chrissy Roe