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ASL Unit 1 Sec 1
Transcript of ASL Unit 1 Sec 1
New friends often know relatives or have common friends
Many Deaf have stories about meeting a friend of a friend in other cities, states or countries.
How is this similar or different from your own community? Deaf Culture Minute She is Nina Patel. Practice signing each sentence in ASL. E Classroom Exercise Introduce yourself to your classmates, fingerspelling your complete name carefully. E Classroom Exercise Names Hold on: Practice using the hold on sign with your teacher or a classmate. What is a polite way of signing hold on? What about a rude or impolite way? Eye contact: What similarity do you see in the signs eye contact, look at me and no eye contact? What do you think it means? Using Eyes on ASL: Work with a partner to sign a dialogue that includes signs learned In Eyes On ASL 1. D Classroom Exercise Which sign means focus or pay attention, and which means no eye contact? How do you know? Eyes On ASL 1 “American Sign Language is of great value to the deaf, but could also be of great benefit to the hearing as well… it is superior to spoken language in its beauty and emotional expressiveness. It brings kindred souls into a much more close and conscious communion than mere speech can possibly do.”
~Thomas Gallaudet, 1848 C Classroom Exercise Dialogue: Work with a partner to sign a dialogue using vocabulary you’ve learned. Greetings: Greet your classmates and ask how they are. C Classroom Exercise More Greetings Vocabulary More Greetings Vocabulary They are busy. How is everybody?: Sign each sentence in ASL following the example. B Classroom Exercise ASL Up Close Pointing is a logical feature of a signed, non-spoken language
It is not rude or impolite.
Point to empty space if person or object is not visible
This is called deixis. ASL Up Close How are you?: Ask a partner to tell you how another classmate is doing. Hello!: Exchange greetings with a classmate and ask how he or she is doing. A Classroom Exercise How are you? Vocabulary How are you? Vocabulary How are you? Vocabulary What’s up? is an informal way of asking How are you?.
Be sure to lift your chin, and smile! Greetings Sign Hi! to friends
With adults or people you don’t know well, use more formal Hello. Greetings Unit 1 Master ASL! First and Last: Practice fingerspelling the first and last names of your classmates. Pause slightly between the first and last name. What is your name?: Ask classmates for their names. Fingerspell it back to make sure you’re right. F Classroom Exercise Maintain eye contact when signing to others or when others sign to you.
Maintaining eye contact does not mean staring. If you must look away, make the hold on sign first. Eyes On ASL 1 What time of day is it?: Is it afternoon, evening, or morning in each illustration? C Classroom Exercise More Greetings Vocabulary ASL Up Close An acquaintance Greetings: Look at the list of people in italics. Would you use What’s up? or How are you? to greet them? A Classroom Exercise How are you? Vocabulary Greetings ASL sentence lacking closing signals are incomplete Always use a closing signal to complete a signed sentence. EYES ON ASL #2 Deixis at the end of the sentence is closing signal.
Shows completion of a train of thought.
Most important when asking questions.
Use when making a statement or comment about yourself or someone else, or asking a question. I Want to Know… Grandmother My name is _____. She’s good. My name is Cheryl He’s Tyler Brophy. I’m Niki, he’s Aaron. He’s Luis Cortez. She is Erin. His name is Jeff. Her name is Lisa Her name is _____. She is happy. I am confused. We are happy. I’m sleepy. It’s so-so. He’s fine. Parents An ASL student Your partner Your ASL teacher Buddy Younger brother Teacher School administrator