Courses of Study

Communication
Interpersonal Mode
American Sign Language (2017)
Grade(s): K - 8
Intermediate Mid Proficiency Range
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1) Exchange simple information in American Sign Language.

a. Use language to handle tasks related to personal needs.

b. Exchange information about daily activities and personal preferences.

c. Support personal opinions with some details.

d. Exchange information about a topic of special interest to the student.

Insight Unpacked Content
Goals:
Communication
Modes Of Communication:
Interpersonal Mode
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
Students:
  • use language to handle tasks related to personal needs.
  • exchange information about daily activities and personal preferences.
  • support personal opinions with some details.
  • exchange information about a topic of interest to the student.
Performance Descriptors:
Knowledge:
Students know:
    a variety of taught ASL vocabulary. combinations of ASL vocabulary to help handle tasks related to personal needs. combinations of ASL vocabulary to help express information about daily activities and personal preferences. phrases to ask for clarification.
Skills:
Students are able to:
  • use language to handle tasks related to personal needs.
  • exchange information about daily activities and personal preferences.
  • support personal opinions with some details.
  • exchange information about a topic of interest to the student.
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.
Interpretive Mode
American Sign Language (2017)
Grade(s): K - 8
Intermediate Mid Proficiency Range
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2) Demonstrate an understanding of live and recorded American Sign Language information presented on familiar topics.

a. Interpret/retell stories or events in one's own words.

b. Identify principal characters and explain main ideas and themes in selected recordings or videos.

c. Determine the main idea of a presentation or recording with unfamiliar vocabulary.

Insight Unpacked Content
Goals:
Communication
Modes Of Communication:
Interpretive Mode
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
Students:
  • interpret/retell basic signed stories or events in their own words.
  • identify some principal characters and sometimes explain main ideas and themes in age appropriate videos.
  • can sometimes determine the main idea of an age appropriate presentation or recording with unfamiliar vocabulary.
Performance Descriptors:
Knowledge:
Students know:
  • vocabulary to retell a basic story in ASL.
  • strategies to identify some principal characters and main ideas in recorded ASL.
  • strategies to determine the main idea of an age appropriate presentation with unfamiliar vocabulary.
Skills:
Students are able to:
  • interpret/retell basic signed stories or events in their own words.
  • identify some principal characters and sometimes explain main ideas and themes in age appropriate videos.
  • sometimes determine the main idea of an age appropriate presentation or recording with unfamiliar vocabulary.
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.
Presentational Mode
American Sign Language (2017)
Grade(s): K - 8
Intermediate Mid Proficiency Range
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3) Present information to an audience of viewers in American Sign Language.

a. Present information on familiar topics using connected sentences.

b. Create and present short reports about learned or researched topics.

c. Make a presentation about personal and social experiences.

Insight Unpacked Content
Goals:
Communication
Modes Of Communication:
Presentational Mode
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
Students:
  • present information on familiar topics using connected sentences.
  • create and present short reports about learned or researched topics.
  • make a presentation about personal and social experiences.
Performance Descriptors:
Knowledge:
Students know:
  • vocabulary to connect sentences in ASL.
  • correct eye gaze for presenting information in ASL.
  • proper etiquette for presenting short reports using ASL.
Skills:
Students are able to:
  • present information on familiar topics using connected sentences.
  • create and present short reports about learned or researched topics.
  • make presentations about personal and social experiences.
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.
Cultures
American Sign Language (2017)
Grade(s): K - 8
Intermediate Mid Proficiency Range
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4) Investigate, explain, and reflect on the relationship among the products, practices, and perspectives of the Deaf culture.

a. Role play culturally appropriate interactions in a variety of daily activities.

b. Use culturally appropriate eye-gaze and non-manual markers among peers or mixed groups.

c. Explore, analyze, and present the how and why of common cultural practices and perspectives.

Insight Unpacked Content
Goals:
Cultures
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
Students:
  • role play culturally appropriate interactions in a variety of daily activities.
  • use culturally appropriate eye gaze and non manual markers among peers or mixed groups.
  • explore, analyze, and present the how and why of common cultural practices and perspectives.
Performance Descriptors:
Knowledge:
Students know:
    culturally appropriate interactions with peers in a variety of activities. culturally appropriate eye gaze and non manual markers. the how and why of common cultural practices and perspectives.
Skills:
Students are able to:
  • role play culturally appropriate interactions in a variety of daily activities.
  • use culturally appropriate eye gaze and non manual markers among peers or mixed groups.
  • explore, analyze, and present the how and why of common cultural practices and perspectives.
Understanding:
Students understand that:
  • an ability to communicate in ASL fosters a better.
  • understanding of the Deaf culture and his/her own language and culture.
  • custom and tradition vary within Deaf cultures.
  • Deaf culture produces tangible products.
  • Deaf and hearing cultures have differences and similarities.
Connections
American Sign Language (2017)
Grade(s): K - 8
Intermediate Mid Proficiency Range
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5) Link American Sign Language and other subject areas to acquire information and develop diverse cultural perspectives.

a. Acquire, expand, and apply vocabulary related to age-appropriate school content using ASL specific sentence structures.

b. Use materials intended for same-age speakers of American Sign Language.

Insight Unpacked Content
Goals:
Connections
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
Students:
  • acquire, expand, and apply vocabulary related to age-appropriate school content using ASL specific sentence structures.
  • use materials intended for same-age speakers of American Sign Language.
Performance Descriptors:
Knowledge:
Students know:
  • vocabulary related to age-appropriate school content.
  • ASL specific sentence structures.
  • strategies for using materials intended for same-age speakers of ASL.
Skills:
Students are able to:
  • acquire, expand, and apply vocabulary related to age-appropriate school content using ASL specific sentence structures.
  • use materials intended for same-age speakers of American Sign Language.
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.
  • they can experience the use of materials intended for same age speakers of ASL.
Comparisons
American Sign Language (2017)
Grade(s): K - 8
Intermediate Mid Proficiency Range
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6) Investigate, analyze, and reflect on similarities and differences between American Sign Language and English.

a. Compare how different time frames are expressed in ASL.

b. Identify and compare language appropriate to specific social groups.

Insight Unpacked Content
Goals:
Comparisons
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
Students:
  • compare how different time frames are expressed in ASL.
  • identify and compare language appropriate to specific social groups.
Performance Descriptors:
Knowledge:
Students know:
  • time frames are expressed differentarget languagey in ASL than English.
  • space is used to convey time frames in ASL.
  • sentence structure using time.
  • some informal ASL phrases.
Skills:
Students are able to:
  • compare how different time frames are expressed in ASL.
  • identify and compare language appropriate to specific social groups.
Understanding:
Students understand that:
    • by learning another language one can better understand how the native language works.
    • other understandings will depend on theme taught.
    • ASL and English express time frames in different ways.
    • some language is appropriate with specific social groups.
American Sign Language (2017)
Grade(s): K - 8
Intermediate Mid Proficiency Range
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7) Investigate, analyze, and reflect on similarities and differences between Deaf and hearing cultures.

a. Compare and contrast the preparation for and choice of careers of Deaf adults.

b. Identify and analyze the tangible and intangible products of the Deaf culture.

Insight Unpacked Content
Goals:
Comparisons
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
Students:
  • compare and contrast the preparation for and choice of careers of Deaf adults to hearing adults.
  • identify and analyze the tangible and intangible products of the Deaf culture.
Performance Descriptors:
Knowledge:
Students know:
  • similarities and differences between a Deaf and hearing cultures.
  • the Deaf culture produces tangible and intangible products.
  • some products produced by the Deaf culture.
Skills:
Students are able to:
  • compare and contrast the preparation for and choice of careers of Deaf adults.
  • identify and analyze the tangible and intangible products of the Deaf culture.
Understanding:
Students understand that:
  • custom and tradition vary within the Deaf culture, as well as between Deaf and hearing cultures.
  • by studying another culture, one can better understand and appreciate their own.
  • other understanding will depend on theme being taught.
  • there are products specifically designed for Deaf people.
Communities
American Sign Language (2017)
Grade(s): K - 8
Intermediate Mid Proficiency Range
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8) Acquire the ability to interact in the Deaf culture beyond the classroom and set goals for life-long learning.

Examples: Interpret materials or use media from the Deaf culture for enjoyment.
Create and record short stories to present to others.
Simulate interactions that may take place in a community setting.

Insight Unpacked Content
Goals:
Communities
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
Students:
  • acquire the ability to interact in the Deaf culture beyond the classroom and set goals for life-long learning.
  • simulate interactions that may take place in a community setting.
Performance Descriptors:
Knowledge:
Students know:
  • Deaf culture exists beyond the classroom.
  • ways to interact with the Deaf community beyond the classroom how to set goals for life-long learning.
Skills:
Students are able to:
  • interact in the Deaf culture beyond the classroom.
  • simulate interactions that may take place in the Deaf community.
  • set goals for life-long learning.
Understanding:
Students understand that:
  • ASL is used daily by Deaf people as their primary and preferred mode of communication across all parts of their lives.
  • ASL can help one better understand the world around them.
  • The study of ASL expands one's opportunities.
  • ASL is a tool to connect with the world.