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2015/2016 - Unit 110 (Literature)

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Both hearing and Deaf people create and enjoy literature, artistic works such as stories, poetry, riddles, and more. In most cultures, this type of literature is called oral literature which means stories are preserved and passed down only by the act of storytelling.

In ASL, this type of literature is not spoken, but signed. Some examples include ABC stories, Classifer stories, and Number stories. These stories form a highly-regarded body of signed, visual literature that is passed down from generation to generation.
ASL Literature
The Major Forms of ASL Literature
2. Classifer Stories -
Works that use only one or more specific classifers to tell a complete, plot-driven story.
Handshape Rhymes
3. Handshape Rhymes - Works in which the signer tells an entire story using only one handshape, often incorporating meter, or rhythm, based on the story's plot.
The Major Forms of ASL Literature
1. ASL Poetry -
This covers a broad spectrum of genres and topics, performed by a Deaf poet. Deaf poets such as Clayton Valli and Ella Mae Lentz are cherished for their poetry reflecting the shared Deaf experience.
ASL Level One
Unit 109 - Storytelling
Source: Master ASL! Textbook, 2006. pg. 226.
Source: Master ASL! Textbook, 2006. pg. 226.
An example of ASL poetry.
by Rob Nielson
An example of a Classifer story
ABC Stories
1. ABC Stories -
Using only the letters of the alphabet in sequence (either A-Z or Z-A), the signer tells a complete story.
Source: Master ASL! Textbook, 2006. pg. 226.
Source: Master ASL! Textbook, 2006. pg. 226.
Source: Master ASL! Textbook, 2006. pg. 226.
Number Stories
4. Number stories -
similar to ABC stories, the signer uses specific number signs to tell a story. Number signs can be made in sequence like ABC stories (numbers 1-10 for example) or can have any type of random pattern.
Source: Master ASL! Textbook, 2006. pg. 226.
ASL Number Story by Color of Signs
An example of a written ABC story
"The Haunted House"
A: "knocks on door"
B: "door opens"
C: "signer looks around"
D: "signer hears something"
E: "signer is frightened"
F: "signer looks around carefully"
G: "signer sees someone running away"
H: "signer decides to depart"
I: "begins imagining things"
J: "notices artwork on the wall"
K: "portrait of a man with cigar"
L: "signer outlines portrait on wall"
M: "signer hears sound"
N: "signer looks closer at portrait"
O: "signer notices a hole in p ortrait"
P: "signer sees a person swinging in the air"
Q: "its the queen"
R: "hanging by a rope"
S: "she is dead"
T: "all of a sudden"
U: "signer glances to the right"
V: "sees someone standing there"
W: "person says something to the signer"
X: "signer's legs shake"
Y" Person tells signer to stay"
Z: "signer escapes"
We will watch this video tomorrow in class.
Source: Master ASL! Textbook, 2006. pg. 227.
To view this video, open a new tab on your Internet Browser and go to youtube.

Search for this video: Sign Language Poetry - "The Light"
Making a Pizza by Kristi Kriebel
Happy National ASL Day!!
1-4, 7 periods: Review
5, 8 periods: Finish songs

Warm Up
Unit 101-107
Peer Evaluation
Sign all 35 questions to your partner. Then, based on their response, rate them using the scale from 1-10 with
1 being the lowest and 10 being the highest.
Did they answer in complete sentences?

Did they answer the question correctly?

Was their response easy to understand?

How was their fluidity? Were their signs choppy or smooth?

How much of their response was influenced by English? (were their responses signed in English or ASL?)

How in depth was their vocabulary? Did they use a variety of signs?

When you rate their response, keep in mind...
Be Honest!!!
If they don't know how to sign something, don't rate them high. Or vise versa!

There will be no talking. I will be walking around and deducting points for each time someone talks. (-5 for each time you talk)

Below are some examples of ASL literature that are strictly unique to Deaf culture. No other language has these types of stories.
ABC Stories
Number Stories
Classifier Stories

Because communication is SO IMPORTANT to Deaf people, passing down stories that are native to the culture is something that Deaf people cherish.

Gardening by Allie Stokes (youtube)
What did you notice about her Classifier story??

(you can say your opinion in English)
What do you notice about an ABC story?
What did you notice about that number story?
Master ASL!
"The Haunted House"
This is the example from your 109 Storytelling Notes
Video clarity is not real good, sorry!
Your turn!
Now... YOU get to create YOUR OWN ABC story.
Finish, practice, and memorize!

Present your story!!
A "apple"
B: "table"
C: "set-on"
D "worm"
E "munch, munch!"
F "hole"
G "worm sticks head out"
Here is an example on how to write your story. No matter which theme you choose, write it like this:
You have the rest of class to write, practice, and memorize your
ABC/#/CL story.

Voices off please!

Presentations are tomorrow!!!
Presentation Etiquette
a.k.a. how to be respectful!
* Before you present, tell your group what your story is about.
* If your story is not memorized, 10 points will be deducted.

All desks must be CLEAR except for your paper.
. No pens/pencils out.
. No cell phones out.
No talking during presentations. Watch and be respectful.
Clap after each presentation!!!
Act interested!! Don't be a boring audience!!
How to gloss your song:
1. Take it SLOW! Figure each line out one at a time.
2. Think about what the line MEANS and not what
is written.
3. Use CLASSIFIERS to show people, objects,
movements, locations, etc.
4. Don't worry about knowing how to sign your
song yet! We will practice next week, you are
5. Don't write out the "small words" of English
(it, as, are, am, be, the, and, etc...)
6. Gloss is due Tuesday of next week!!!!!
DON'T FORGET TO SIGN UP FOR WC ASL Showcase (audience & performers) - ASL Night Live @ Lee - Amber Galloway workshop
Samsung Call Center - Video AD
To promote their new call center for Deaf people, Samsung in Turkey has developed an advertisement for their new service.

In this video, cameras follow a Deaf man around town where everyone he encounters knows how to sign. He is shocked when he realizes they've all learned to sign just to be able to communicate with him.
On your critical writing slip, answer the following questions:
1.) How is Samsung trying to eliminate the language barrier between hearing and Deaf individuals?

2.) Do you think that there should be more opportunities for mutual and public communication between hearing and Deaf around the U.S.? (
example: Deaf/signing restaurants that are popping up everywhere)

3.) How is the language barrier between Deaf and Hearing different compared to other languages?
(example: someone who speaks French that chooses to visit the U.S. vs. a Deaf person who did not choose to be Deaf)
So, basically Samsung has created a call center for Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals to call and ask questions about their devices using only sign language.

Rather than having to go through a Video Relay service, they can call Samsung directly and be connected with someone who can sign using a video phone. There is no "third party" interpretation, just face-to-face communication.
(btw, the signs are in Turkish Sign Language, not ASL)
When you are done, turn it in to me.
Then begin practicing your song. If you would like to reserve a presentation time slot, come sign your "rough draft" to me.

Today is the last day for time slots, everyone else will get put into a slot. I will post time slots tomorrow so you know when you will present.

Utilize this practice time wisely!!!
How to get the best grade on your song.
Today you have two options:
1.) Continue practicing your song.
* Must be memorized
* Know your presentation day
* Be prepared the day before
* No make-up days. Sign on your
day or not at all.

2.) Alternative assignment for not coming prepared to practice. Read chapter 6, 55, 65, and 110 in FHPO. Write a half page response to each. Turn it in to me at the end of the period.

Last day to practice...

Ready... GO!
(a.k.a. what you NEED TO DO WHEN SIGNING)
(stay quiet and be productive!!!)
You've got 10 minutes to practice your songs!

Go to www.wcmramse3.weebly.com
- Click on ASL I
- Scroll down to find Unit 108 Prezi & Click
Go through the Unit 108 Prezi and find the ASL Literature notes on your paper.
Fill out the notes according to the slides.
Skip each video on the slides, We will watch them together as a class in about 15-20 minutes.

When everyone finishes, we will discuss these notes as a class.

Everyone needs an ipad.


Sign your name next to the # you take.
Did you know that today is "Super Tuesday"?

That means that 13 states are having their primary elections to see who will be the Republican and Democrat nominees for President.
Write the gestures of what you are doing lowercase English with quotes.
Let's see a few more examples of ABC stories.
ABC Story - Halloween Scary Stories (2)
This one is a little hard to understand, but he's so cute that I couldn't NOT show you. :)

ABC Story - New Baby
We are only going to watch about 1/2 of this video. It is filmed live so the video gets cut off a bit.

ABC Story - New York Emergency
This story has a lot of great movements, gestures, and facial expressions... all while only using ABCs.

Think about the movements that each "letter" represents. Make sure that movement is obvious and is clearly understood. You don't want it to be vague.

Add GESTURES and FACIAL EXPRESSIONS to make your story feel real. You don't have to write them out, but know that you should be incorporating them

As you are working today, if you need help ASK ME. I will be glad to help out with 1-2 letters. (I'm won't write the whole thing for you.)

It needs to be quiet in here. This is an INDIVIDUAL assignment, NO PARTNER SHARING/COPYING.

Your paper is due tomorrow. We are presenting on Friday.
As you create your story....
Expectations for today...
Finish writing your ABC story.
Start practicing & memorizing.

You will be signing tomorrow - be prepared.
Stay in YOUR seat number. Do not get up and move to sit by your BFF.

Please stay quiet so people can practice and focus. If this is a problem, then YOU can sign FIRST tomorrow!!!!
Song & Story Examples
The Wizard of Oz (in ASL)
by Florida School for the Deaf and Blind
Watch the video and answer the questions
Pay attention to their hands.
(Don't just rely on the voice-over)
Since we haven't signed all week.... find a friend and chat for about 5 minutes.

Sign about ANYTHING!!!

Spring Break plans


Which song you are choosing


The weather


Summer plans


Do your best to maintain communication. If you don't know a sign: act it out, gestures, describe it, or fingerspell.
This week (Tuesday - Thursday):


Using the ipads & Google Docs, you will continue glossing your song/story

Next week:

Monday - Computer lab B216

Tuesday - STAAR English I EOC - Sub - ipads

Wednesday - GLOSS DUE - Computer lab C210

Thursday - STAAR English II EOC -
Computer lab C210

Friday - Sub - ipads
Example of ASL I song from last year.
Look at emotions (especially the boy)
Watch for classifiers - mostly CL:1 used as a person
See how musical cues can be signed
Look for English vs. ASL comparisons (concepts are signed, not English sentences)
continue glossing your song/story.
one person at a time at my desk for questions (if there is no one in the chair, you can come up)
think CREATIVELY & conceptually
remember - you don't need to know all the signs yet
I might be periodically checking your gloss on Google docs, so if you notice a change made in a different color, it was me :)
come grab an ipad and sign out with your name. Log in to Google Docs and start glossing!!

start looking up your signs in the dictionaries & practicing WITH THE MUSIC (use earphones blease)

4 class days
9 class days
Happy "Friday" (its really Thursday though)
Finish continue gloss
Questions for me - one at a time
CONCEPTUAL ACCURACY - if your gloss looks like sentences, you've got a problem :) You gloss should look like "broken English"... Example: STAND
Classifiers - see me if you want to add them in
Eliminate the "little words" (is, am, are, the, and, for, etc..)
As you finish - come grab a dictionary to learn your signs!!

3 class days


7 class days

Since we haven't actually SIGNED in a while, find a friend and discuss the following:

What you did for Easter

... with who?

.... went where?

.... what days and times?

What was the weather like?

family traditions for Easter?



Remember, if you don't know a sign ask... SIGN FOR-FOR?
Grades for your song
Gloss (due Wednesday) -
TL Communication category (worth 20%) counted twice

Song/Story (due Next Thursday) -
Either Expressive or Interpersonal PBA (worth 30%) counted twice

We will go over the rubric for how you will be graded either sometime this week or next week.
Song Rubric
Time slots are filling up!!
If you want to CHOOSE the day you sign your song, you must show me a "rough draft."
If you don't care which day you sign, I will put your name down randomly.

You can do this either today or tomorrow. Wednesday I will be telling everyone which day they are signed up for.
Presentation options
Practice Time!!!!
Audism: Understanding it's meaning and implications in the Deaf Community
Happy National ASL Day!!!!!
(brought to you by Burger King)
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