These are located on my calendar under ASL 2.
Classwork ASL Verbs and Requests
ASL 2 students are currently working on Unit 9, "Making Requests" in their Signing Naturally books. This unit focuses on locative and spatial relationships, using the 3 kinds of verbs in ASL and using descriptive and locative classifiers. Daily warm-ups, dialogues, narrative practice and "picture it" activities will be utilized to ensure receptive and expressive skills and vocabulary retention.
In our FHPO books, chapters 88-98 will be covered. We will continue to use group developed questions and answers to learn the history and culture of ASL and the deaf community. Questions will now be presented using ASL for more expressive practice.
Students will continue to make flash cards using the vocabulary packets. Three homework grades will be given on the date each individual unit is due, as well as a major project grade for all 3 units at the end of the semester. The Unit 9 Flash Cards are due Nov. 21 and more specific directions can be located on this site under homework.
The Song Projects will be presented on December 10, before the Winter Holiday. Glosses are being completed and students will have opportunities to use the ASL dictionaries for vocabulary. At this point, students should be practicing regularly for fluency and facial/body expression. This project is a major grade.
Homework/Flashcards Unit 9 Vocabulary
All students should be reviewing their ASL vocabulary signs and grammar on a daily basis. For each class day attended, a minimum of 20-40 minutes is necessary to ensure retention. Currently, ASL 2 students should have an approximate sign vocabulary of about 500-550 signs.
Tutoring for ASL 2 is Tuesday and Thursday morning from 8:10-8:40. See me if this is not possible or if after school times are needed.
Also, do not forget your Flash Cards. The Unit 9 Flash cards are due on Nov. 21. The directions, along with examples are included below.
FLASH CARDS********** DUE Nov. 21
For each unit, students will be responsible for making flash cards using the "vocabulary packets". You will receive three homework grades on the date each individual unit is due, as well as a major project grade for the three units due at the end of the semester.
The flash cards must be done on 3 x 5 or 4 x 6 note cards. Directions are as follows:
The 5 parameters for each sign are:
handshape(H) - describe the handshape of the sign (these include most of the manual alphabet shapes and a few additional ones included in the handout).
palm orientation (P) - which way the palm is facing (up, down, in, out, left or right).
location (L) - where the sign is located on the body (head, cheek, front of body, side, stomach, lips, etc.)
movement (M) - explain the movement of the sign (ex. - "moves from mouth to ear" or "bent fingers interlock").
repetition (R) - indicate if the movement is repeated or not (this is a simple "yes" or "no" response).
Example for back of each index card for a one-handed sign:
Handshape (H)-index finger
You may use the initials for each parameter, but remember if it is a 2-handed sign you must indicate whether it is a 2-handed symmetrical or non-symmetrical sign. You can use the initials for this (2h-s or 2h-ns). If it is a 2-handed, non symmetrical sign, you must indicate what the dominant hand (dh) and the non-dominant hand (nd) are doing.
Example for back of each index card for a 2-handed, non-symmetrical sign:
(dh=dominant hand and nd=non-dominant hand)
H- dh-"a" handshape nd-index finger points left
Exams Unit 9 Exam Review
Unit 9 and FHPO 88-98 Dec. 6