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Unit 5: The time spot & classifiers

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Kourtney Atchley Brown

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Unit 5: The time spot & classifiers
Ms. Brown
American Sign Language
Level 2
designed by Péter Puklus for Prezi
Remember "the age spot?"
Time has a spot as well. Hold your non-dominant hand to create a base for the number sign made by your dominant hand, with the number sign touching the Time Spot. Follow the rule of 9! If the number is higher than 9, just sign "time" and then the number.
Around (time)
Time/What time is it?
Use the WH-Face to distinguish between time and what time is it?
Go to page 200 in your book and complete classroom exercise Z: 1&2
alternate Asking a partner the following questions. they will answer using time.
1. What time do you start work?
2. What time is it now?
3. What time is class over?
4. What time do you go home?
5. What time is your ASL class?
6. What time does your ASL class finish?
beginnings & endings signs
Alarm, Bell
To Take Off (person)
1. I need to take off
2. The plane lands at 6:00
3. We got there at 9:00.
4. She needs to get going.
5. The train leaves at 2:45.
6. They need to go.
7. The bell rings at 7:15.
8. The bus departs in 10 minutes.
9. They'll be here at noon.
10. I'm going to hit the road.
This is a hand shape that reflects particular characteristics. It is both iconic and abstract in nature. In its most basic form, a classifier is a hand shape that conveys details contributing to the overall concept of a sign, in addition to the sign's meaning. As you become more fluent, classifiers will become more instinctual. You actually already know some classifiers. Let's review them.
what is this sign?
What is it representing?
what is this sign?
What is it representing?
what is this sign?
What is it representing?
Line up
To look at
ride a horse
CL: 1 - represents an individual and its location, action, and manner. It can also refer to cylindrical objects, like a pencil.
1. He is hunched over.
2. She ran that way.
3. He walks slow.
4. She fell down.
5. The pencil rolled off the desk.
CL: V - shows the action of person's legs or eyes. It can also mean 2 people walking. NMS are extremely important when distinguishing between how you looked at something.
1. He gave me a dirty look.
2. The two friends walked to the store.
3. He tripped and fell.
4. I love to lay out by the beach.
5. The girl quickly walked to the restroom.
CL: 3 - represents a vehicle such as bicycles, cars, motorcycles, buses, etc. With CL:3 you can show how the vehicle moves.
CL:B - shows something that is wide and flat such as a wall, the floor, a door, and even your feet!
multiple meanings
English and ASL are not interchangeable. To sign fluently, you need to be able to distinguish between meanings and concepts of ideas and their signs. This is known as conceptually-accurate signing.
practice - cl:1
She's moving at a snail's pace
He turned around, they went that way, then went in another direction
The three of them are moving towards me
The two people bowed to each other
practice - cl:v
I like to look around
They're standing across from each other
I'm watching you like a hawk!
Children like to play hopscotch
He keeps looking at me and looking away
Practice - CL:3
The car turned left.
The car ride was bumpy.
The road was hilly.
The motorcycle drove fast
Please open the door.
She slammed the door shut.
He walked to school.
Practice - cl:b
To take (abstract)
ex: take a test
to take (literal)
ex: to take someone's lunch money
to break (literal)
ex: to break a bone
break (abstract)
1. I have breaks at 10:00 and 1:00
2. Are you taking chemistry and drama?
3. My telephone is broken
4. I work at a restaurant on the weekends. I get two half-hour breaks.
5. My mom said I can take her car.
What other words can you think of that have a double meaning?
ex: let's take a 5 minute stretching break
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