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ASL : Reviewing Holidays and Question Words

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Title:

ASL : Reviewing Holidays and Question Words

URL:

https://www.oercommons.org/authoring/59097-asking-questions-novice-high-asl-102-lab-05/view

Content Source:

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Type: Learning Activity

Overview:

This novice mid to novice high ASL activity provides students an opportunity to practice vocabulary related to holidays and celebrations as well as asking questions. Students start with a quick warm-up in which they review how to use American Sign Language to stay each holiday. Then, students use the provided cards to play a game similar to Go Fish in which students ask for holidays rather than numbers.  After the Go Fish game, students will use a series of prepared question cards to practice using question words while conversing with peers. The holiday and question activities can be used together or separately depending on the goals for each 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: K-8
Novice Mid Proficiency Range
2) Demonstrate an understanding of simple American Sign Language presented through live and recorded resources on familiar topics.

a. Recognize everyday words and phrases on topics related to personal experiences.

b. Identify handshapes.

c. Categorize vocabulary in predictable topic areas.

d.Differentiate between statements and questions, including corresponding non-manual markers.

Unpacked Content
Goals:
Communication
Modes Of Communication:
Interpretive Mode
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
Students:
  • recognize learned vocabulary words and phrases while viewing ASL.
  • identify handshapes from viewed ASL.
  • differentiate between statements and questions in viewed ASL.
Performance Descriptors:
Knowledge:
Students know:
  • rules for viewing signing.
  • meanings of viewed signs from taught vocabulary.
  • rules to interpret simple non-manual markers for grammatical meaning.
Skills:
Students are able to:
  • understand meaning from viewing signed words and phrases.
  • understand when a statement is made in ASL.
  • understand when a y/n question is asked in ASL.
  • understand when a WH question is asked in ASL.
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.
  • handshapes carry meaning.
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
2) Comprehend and interpret what is viewed in live and recorded ASL on familiar topics using the present tense.

a. Identify main characters, themes, and ideas from narratives.

b. Recognize words, phrases and simple sentences in a live or recorded text.

c. Interpret non-manual cues.

Unpacked Content
Goals:
Communication
Modes Of Communication:
Interpretive Mode
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
Students:
  • comprehend and interpret what is viewed in live and recorded ASL on familiar topics, e.g., television programs, ASL animation, and live teacher signing, in the present time frame .
  • view a live or recorded ASL narrative and identify the main characters, themes, and ideas.
  • view a live or recorded ASL presentation and recognize/identify words, phrases, and simple sentences.
  • view a live or recorded ASL presentation and locate and interpret the meanings of the non-manual cues/non-manual markers (NMMs).
  • comprehend time expressions, including numbers, used in the present tense.
Performance Descriptors:
Knowledge:
Students know:
  • strategies to recognize target language vocabulary in live or recorded ASL presentations or narratives.
  • strategies to identify the main characters, themes, and ideas.
  • what is a non-manual cue/non-manual marker (NMM).
  • how meaning of a NMM influences the meaning of the sign, sentence, or concept.
  • strategies for comprehension of time expressions, including numbers, used to show the present tense.
Skills:
Students are able to:
  • view a live or recorded ASL narrative or presentation and identify the main characters, themes, and ideas.
  • view a live or recorded ASL presentation and identify words, phrases, and simple sentences.
  • view a live or recorded ASL presentation and locate and interpret the meanings of the NMMs.
  • comprehend time expressions, including numbers, used to show the present tense.
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.
Tags: American Sign Language, ASL, Celebrations, Communication, Holidays, Interpersonal Conversation, Interpretive Listening, Novice High, Novice Mid, Question Words, Questions
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Author: Chrissy Roe