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Construct a Story

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Title:

Construct a Story

URL:

https://www.oercommons.org/courseware/lesson/75330/overview

Content Source:

Other
OER Commons
Type: Learning Activity

Overview:

In this intermediate low to intermediate mid ASL activity, students will review ASL idioms and use them in context to create a story to share in American Sign Language. A Google slide presentation is included for teachers to use as they guide students through the activity. They will first watch a short video about idioms and how to sign some of the most common phrases. Students will then create a story using one of the idioms along with a defined character, setting, and plot.  

Content Standard(s):
American Sign Language
ASL (2017)
Grade: 9-12
Level III
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.

Unpacked Content
Goals:
Communication
Modes Of Communication:
Presentational Mode
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
Students:
  • use online vlogs and other Deaf resources to find and define the meaning of selected classifiers.
  • create a vlog to express short messages about topics that they are familiar with, such as current events, explaining hobbies, or other happenings in their lives.
  • find different types of Deaf poetry and ABC/123 stories and create their own to present.
  • discover different common themes that are represented in ASL poetry or stories.
Performance Descriptors:
Knowledge:
Students know:
  • strategies to use technology to research different topics to find information.
  • how to use recorded vlogs to express different ideas and concepts that are close to the Deaf Community.
  • the importance of ABC/123 stories in the Deaf Community.
  • how different types of stories/poetry are used to express different emotions via ASL.
Skills:
Students are able to:
  • find, explain and demonstrate different classifiers and how they are used within ASL.
  • create a vlog that expresses a short message about topics that students are familiar with.
  • create and express different ASL poems and ABC/123 stories.
  • explain why these different mediums of expression are important to the Deaf Community.
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.
  • different classifiers are used in ways that sometimes do not have a direct, one-word English equivalency.
  • vlogs are used to communicate different thoughts and ideas of great variety.
  • ASL poetry, ABC/123 stories, and other ASL stories hold a great value in the history of ASL and in Deaf Culture.
American Sign Language
ASL (2017)
Grade: 9-12
Level III
6) Connect with other disciplines while using American Sign Language in a variety of time frames.

a. Expand knowledge of common numbering systems used in science, mathematics and other fields.

b. Talk about topics from other school subjects using ASL.

c. Describe the importance of influential figures from the Deaf culture, past and present.

Unpacked Content
Goals:
Connections
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
Students:
  • present basic math, science, history and other school topics using American Sign Language.
  • Using ASL, students can expand on how influential figures in Deaf Culture have shaped education in both the hearing and Deaf Communities.
Performance Descriptors:
Knowledge:
Students know:
  • basic math and science functions and how they relate conceptually to ASL.
  • How to research impactful members of the Deaf Community to find out how they have shaped education in both the Deaf and hearing communities.
Skills:
Students are able to:
  • demonstrate how to complete basic math and science functions both in ASL and printed English.
  • Pick a topic related to Deaf history, research the topic, find influential members and present, expanding on who, what and why they are so impactful to our current education system.
Understanding:
Students understand that:
  • Proficiency in ASL is a vehicle to gaining knowledge that can only be acquired through that language and its culture.
  • ASL can be used to learn all school subjects.
American Sign Language
ASL (2017)
Grade: 9-12
Level III
8) Compare characteristics of the American Sign Language and their own in a variety of time frames.

a. Compare idiomatic expressions of ASL and their own.

b. Compare formal and informal registers of language.

c. Compare the use of different time frames in ASL and Deaf culture.

Unpacked Content
Goals:
Comparisons
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
Students:
  • compare idiomatic expressions of ASL and their own.
  • compare formal and informal registers of language.
  • compare the use of different time frames in ASL and Deaf culture.
Performance Descriptors:
Knowledge:
Students know:
  • some English idioms and their meaning.
  • some ASL idioms and their meaning.
  • the meaning of formal and informal registers and when they are used.
  • how to use past, present, and future tense in English.
  • how to use past, present, and future tense in ASL.
  • time oriented cultures.
  • event oriented cultures.
Skills:
Students are able to:
  • understand some English idioms.
  • understand some ASL idoioms.
  • compare idiomatic expressions of ASL and their own.
  • compare formal and informal registers of language.
  • compare the use of different time frames in ASL and Deaf culture.
Understanding:
Students understand that:
  • by learning another language one can better understand how the native language works.
  • other understandings will depend on theme taught.
Tags: American Sign Language, ASL, Communication, Comparisons, Connections, Idiomatic Expressions, Idioms, Intermediate Low, Intermediate Mid, Language Arts, Presentational Speaking, Story
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Author: Chrissy Roe