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American Sign Language II

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Week Dates
Week 1 Aug. 29 - Sep. 1
Week 2 Sep. 4 - 8
Week 3 Sep. 11 - 15
Week 4 Sep. 18 - 22
Week 5 Sep. 25 - 29
Week 6 Oct. 2 - 6
Week 7 Oct. 9 - 13
Week 8 Oct. 16 - 20
Week 9 Oct. 23 - 27


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Week 1

# Assignment Point Value
1.1r Attend at least one Deaf community activity of your choice this semester. 30
Due Friday, January 19th. Added to the grade book upon completion or as a zero as of January 1st.
1.2k Type a 250-word paper on your experience at the Deaf community event you attend. Example paper 20
Due Friday, January 19th. Added to the grade book upon completion or as a zero as of January 1st.
1.3k

Finger Spelling Animation. Review this animation on finger spelling. (ipad users will have to watch it on youtube if you can't play Adobe Flash.)
1. What letters do you struggle with, have trouble remembering, or have questions about?
2. What is your favorite letter in the finger spelling alphabet?
3. What two letters from the alphabet involve motion?
4. Click on the Variants tab and look at the letters C, D, G, H, O, R, and T. In your own words, describe a variant of only one of those letters and how it is different than what the tiger signs or how it is different from what you learned for that one letter.
(Get ready for a quiz on reading finger spelling.)

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1.4k Review this article on Finger Spelling 101 and answer the following questions:
1. Why would you finger spell your name if you have a name sign?
2. How do you show most double letters like ee, ll, or ww?
3. How do you show double fist letters like ss, tt, or nn?
4. How do you show zz as in "pizza"?
5. What are "loan signs"?
6. What are some examples of loan signs?
7. What should you be careful to avoid when finger spelling?
8. Instead of relying on finger spelling, what could you do first if you don't know a sign?
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1.5e What signs do you remember? (in-class assignment) 10
1.6e Silent Start (in-class assignment) 10
1.7r Vocabulary Quiz (in-class assignment) 20

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Week 2

# Assignment Point Value
2.1r

Find a school appropriate, online video with ASL in it, and copy the URL.
Type a list of five signs from the video that you understand.
Include the time on the video when each sign is shown.

Example:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BYEDw-XhCVs
1. twenty 0:19
2. bring 0:21
3. Kenya (finger spelled) 0:22
4. animal 0:23
5. Africa 0:24

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2.2r Watch the assigned ASL Youtube video carefully.
Type a list of five signs from the video that you understand.
Include the time on the video when each sign is shown.
10
2.3r Review this week's vocabulary list by watching your video recording of when we went over the list together in class. Record yourself signing a sentence that uses three signs from the vocabulary list. 10
2.4e Record yourself signing the story that the class developed, based on the gloss provided by Mr. Stamps. 10
2.5r Draw full-color illustrations of the story the class developed, based on the gloss provided by Mr. Stamps, to demonstrate comprehension of the story. This may be done digitally or hand drawn. 10
2.6k Clarifying
Review the six strategies for confirming information and asking for clarification while conversing in ASL and answer the following questions:
1. What signs should you avoid using when you miss a whole statement and what should you do instead?
2. Why would you sign back signs you understand with a questioning expression if you miss some signs in a statement?
3. Why should you "restate" back to the person you're conversing with what you think he or she signed when you're not sure?
4. What sign should you use with a questioning expression if you miss a finger spelled word?
5. How can you get the signer to slow down finger spelling to your pace?
6. Why do you suppose you should avoid feigning understanding?
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2.7k Practicing Finger Spelling

Try at least one word on each of the four different speeds on this Finger Spelling Flashcards site and type the following:
1. What do you like about this site?
2. What do you dislike about this site?
3. What letter grade would you give this site, evaluating its helpfulness in practicing finger spelling?

Try at least one word on each of the four different speeds on Dr. Vicar's ASL tool and compare it to the previous site.
4. Which site do you find more useful in practicing reading finger spelling? Why?
5. What letter grade would you give this site, evaluating its helpfulness in practicing finger spelling
6. Why do you think we are reviewing finger spelling so much?
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Shout it out!
1. Create a legendary poster with at least 20 sentences on it that describe you. Draw a picture representing yourself on the poster or include a photo of yourself. Either type the sentences on a computer in different fonts and font sizes, or write them in different colors. The sentences don't have to be personal, but they do have to be true about you. Here is the teacher's example. You can find more examples by running a Google image search for "shout it out". This assignment can be done on the computer or handwritten.
2. Choose a few of your favorite sentences from your poster to sign to the class.

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2.9e Silent Start (in-class assignment) 10
2.10r Vocabulary Quiz (in-class assignment) 20

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Week 3

# Assignment Point Value
3.1r

Find a school appropriate, online video with ASL in it, and copy the URL.
Type a list of five signs from the video that you understand.
Include the time on the video when each sign is shown.

Example:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BYEDw-XhCVs
1. twenty 0:19
2. bring 0:21
3. Kenya (finger spelled) 0:22
4. animal 0:23
5. Africa 0:24

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3.2r Watch the assigned ASL Youtube video carefully.
Type a list of five signs from the video that you understand.
Include the time on the video when each sign is shown.
10
3.3r Review this week's vocabulary list by watching your video recording of when we went over the list together in class. Record yourself signing a sentence that uses three signs from the vocabulary list. 10
3.4e Record yourself signing the story that the class developed, based on the gloss provided by Mr. Stamps. 10
3.5r Draw full-color illustrations of the story the class developed, based on the gloss provided by Mr. Stamps, to demonstrate comprehension of the story. This may be done digitally or hand drawn. 10
3.6e

Parenting Styles 1:
Research these four different parenting styles and describe each in your own words. Cite your source(s) for full credit:
1. Authoritarian Parenting
2. Authoritative Parenting
3. Permissive Parenting
4. Uninvolved Parenting
5. Which parenting style do you suppose is most common among Deaf people who have hearing parents?
6. Which parenting style would you say your parents use with you?
7. Which parenting style would you like to use with children of your own?

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3.7e Parenting Styles 2:
1. Research the term, "helicopter parents", and describe in your own words what it means. Cite your source(s) for full credit. Ponder how you will sign your description to the class.
2. Which of the four parenting styles we studied in the previous assignment would you say helicopter parenting is most like?
3. What are some problems that might arise with this style of parenting?
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3.8e Parenting Styles 3:
1. Research the term, "tiger parent", and describe in your own words what it means. Cite your source(s) for full credit. Ponder how you will sign your description to the class.
2. Which of the four parenting styles we studied in the previous assignment would you say tiger parenting is most like?
3. What are some problems that might arise with this style of parenting?
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3.9e Silent Start (in-class assignment) 10
3.10r Vocabulary Quiz (in-class assignment) 20

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Week 4

# Assignment Point Value
4.1r

Find a school appropriate, online video with ASL in it, and copy the URL.
Type a list of five signs from the video that you understand.
Include the time on the video when each sign is shown.

Example:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BYEDw-XhCVs
1. twenty 0:19
2. bring 0:21
3. Kenya (finger spelled) 0:22
4. animal 0:23
5. Africa 0:24

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4.2r Watch the assigned ASL Youtube video carefully.
Type a list of five signs from the video that you understand.
Include the time on the video when each sign is shown.
10
4.3r Review this week's vocabulary list by watching your video recording of when we went over the list together in class. Record yourself signing a sentence that uses three signs from the vocabulary list. 10
4.4e Record yourself signing the story that the class developed, based on the gloss provided by Mr. Stamps. 10
4.5r Draw full-color illustrations of the story the class developed, based on the gloss provided by Mr. Stamps, to demonstrate comprehension of the story. This may be done digitally or hand drawn. 10
4.6e Research the figures assigned to you on the "Large Numbers" worksheet, and prepare to sign them in class. Complete the worksheet in class for full credit.
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4.7e Big, Oily Numbers:
Choose two (2) of the following three (3) figures to research and prepare to sign the numbers in class by practicing signing the numbers to yourself or to a pet:
1. The number of gallons in a barrel of oil
2. The number of barrels of oil spilled into the Gulf of Mexico during the BP oil spill in summer 2010
3. The number of barrels of oil the U.S. uses in one day
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4.8e Choose two (2) of the following three (3) figures to research and prepare to sign the numbers in class by practicing signing the numbers to yourself or to a pet:
Big, Biological Numbers:
Record yourself on your ipad signing the following figures after researching them:
1. The number of cells in the human body
2. The number of times your heart beats in a year
3. The number of times you breathe in a day
 
4.9r

Thursday Digital Learning Day Assignment:

Watch these two short, signed conversations, and type out the conversations in gloss:
Conversation 1
Conversation 2

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4.10e Silent Start (in-class assignment) 10
4.11r Vocabulary Quiz (in-class assignment) 20

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Week 5

# Assignment Point Value
5.1r

Find a school appropriate, online video with ASL in it, and copy the URL.
Type a list of five signs from the video that you understand.
Include the time on the video when each sign is shown.

Example:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BYEDw-XhCVs
1. twenty 0:19
2. bring 0:21
3. Kenya (finger spelled) 0:22
4. animal 0:23
5. Africa 0:24

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5.2r Watch the assigned ASL Youtube video carefully.
Type a list of five signs from the video that you understand.
Include the time on the video when each sign is shown.
10
5.3r Review this week's vocabulary list by watching your video recording of when we went over the list together in class. Record yourself signing a sentence that uses three signs from the vocabulary list. 10
5.4e Record yourself signing the story that the class developed, based on the gloss provided by Mr. Stamps. 10
5.5r Draw full-color illustrations of the story the class developed, based on the gloss provided by Mr. Stamps, to demonstrate comprehension of the story. This may be done digitally or hand drawn. 10
5.6e

ASL-PSE-MCE Quiz:
Prepare for the quiz below by reviewing "ASL & English: ASL/PSE/MCEs" and studying the quiz questions. You do not have to type or write anything for this homework assigment. You may not use notes on this quiz.
1. What is PSE?
2. What are MCEs and how do they differ from ASL?
3. What is the name of one MCE system?
4. Write a sentence using English grammar, and then rewrite the sentence in topic-comment structure.
5. Complete the following diagram:
???              PSE                ???
Conceptual  ???            English

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5.7e

Deaf in the Military
The instructor will assign half the class to argue for allowing deaf individuals to serve in the military and half to argue against them serving in the military. Collaborate with your half of the class to come up with a convincing argument that would convince a neutral party in competitive debate. Each member of your team must contribute at least one signed sentence to the debate, which will be in ASL. You will turn in your debate notes for credit, which may be handwritten. You will also receive credit for your participation. All the members of your team will receive the same grade as the student who participates the least.

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5.8e

Silent Start (in-class assignment)

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5.9e Vocabulary Quiz (in-class assignment) 20

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Week 6

# Assignment Point Value
6.1r

Draw a full-color illustration of the character the class developed to demonstrate comprehension. Your work will be graded on how well you include all the details developed in class. This may be done digitally or hand drawn.

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6.2r Draw full-color illustrations in comic form of the story the class developed using this template to demonstrate comprehension of the story. This may be done digitally or hand drawn.
Panel 1: Show the character faced with the problem
Panel 2: Show the character trying and failing to solve the problem
Panel 3: Show the character trying again to solve the problem
Panel 4: Show the character at the end of the story
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6.3r

Find a school appropriate, online video with ASL in it, and copy the URL.
Type a list of five signs from the video that you understand.
Include the time on the video when each sign is shown.

Example:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BYEDw-XhCVs
1. twenty 0:19
2. bring 0:21
3. Kenya (finger spelled) 0:22
4. animal 0:23
5. Africa 0:24

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6.4e Record yourself signing the story that the class developed, based on the gloss provided by Mr. Stamps. 10
6.5k Review of World Sign Languages: Read "Sign Languages Around the World" and "American Sign Language (ASL)" (first three paragraphs only) and answer the following questions:
1. How many different sign languages are there in the world?
2. According to the Gallaudet University Library, where does ASL rank on the list of most used languages in United States?
3. What is Gestuno (in your own words)?
4. Isn't ASL just English signed with your hands?
5. How is the BSL finger alphabet different from the ASL finger spelling alphabet?
6. How is the ISL finger alphabet different from the ASL finger spelling alphabet?
7. How is the JSL finger alphabet different from the ASL finger spelling alphabet?
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6.6e Temporal Inflection in ASL:
1. Record yourself signing an uninflected sentence.
2. Record yourself signing a sentence with continuous temporal inflection.
3. Record yourself signing a sentence with recurring temporal inflection.
Send the videos to me, or share them with me.
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6.7e Gathering Moss:
Record yourself signing an explanation of the meaning of the expression: "A rolling stone gathers no moss." Include in your explanation if it is good or bad to gather moss.
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6.8r Temporal Inflection video clips 1 - 18 (in-class assignment). 18
6.9e Silent Start (in-class assignment) 10
6.10r Vocabulary Quiz (in-class assignment) 20

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Week 7

# Assignment Point Value
7.1r

Find a school appropriate, online video with ASL in it, and copy the URL.
Type a list of five signs from the video that you understand.
Include the time on the video when each sign is shown.

Example:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BYEDw-XhCVs
1. twenty 0:19
2. bring 0:21
3. Kenya (finger spelled) 0:22
4. animal 0:23
5. Africa 0:24

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7.2r Watch the assigned ASL Youtube video carefully.
Type a list of five signs from the video that you understand.
Include the time on the video when each sign is shown.
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7.3r Review this week's vocabulary list by watching your video recording of when we went over the list together in class. Record yourself signing a sentence that uses three signs from the vocabulary list. 10
7.4e Record yourself signing the story that the class developed, based on the gloss provided by Mr. Stamps. 10
7.5r Draw full-color illustrations of the story the class developed, based on the gloss provided by Mr. Stamps, to demonstrate comprehension of the story. This may be done digitally or hand drawn. 10
7.6k Deaf Culture: Choose two (2) of the following to answer:
1. Explain the difference between a coda and Deaf of Deaf and say which of the two you would rather be if you had deaf parents and why.
2. Express your opinion about which is better for deaf students, mainstreaming or residential schools.
3. Explain in your own words what home sign is and evaluate whether it is good or bad for sign language.
4. Explain why in classrooms for deaf children, total communication often winds up just being sim-com.
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7.7e

Questioning Facial Expressions. Use your ipad to take a selfie of you making each of the following facial expressions:
1. a wh-questioning expression (non-polar question)
2. a yes/no questioning expression (polar question)
3. a rhetorical question expression (also used when signing topics in topic-comment struture)
Email the photos to the instructor or print them out to turn in.

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7.8r Story Time Quiz: Lumberjack (in-class assignment) 10
7.9e Silent Start (in-class assignment) 10
7.10r Vocabulary Quiz (in-class assignment) 20

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Week 8

# Assignment Point Value
8.1r

Original Character:
Draw a full-color illustration of the character the class developed to demonstrate comprehension. Your work will be graded on how well you include all the details developed in class. This may be done digitally or hand drawn.

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8.2r Story:
Draw full-color illustrations in comic form of the story the class developed using this template to demonstrate comprehension of the story. This may be done digitally or hand drawn.
Panel 1: Show the character faced with the problem
Panel 2: Show the character trying and failing to solve the problem
Panel 3: Show the character trying again to solve the problem
Panel 4: Show the character at the end of the story
10
8.3r Movie Making:
Perform well the tasks of the job assigned you to help make a movie based on the story developed in class.
10
8.4e

Teach ASL (Midterm Exam Preparation 1 of 3):
Teach a friend or family member who has never taken an ASL class how to introduced himself or herself using the following sentences:

1. My name ___________ [finger spell name].

2. I live ___________ [name of city].

3. I ___________ [grade in school/college or occupation].

4. I age ___________ .

5. My favorite color ___________ .

6. My family ___________ [#] people.

7. (topic): [ASL teacher's name], (comment): I appreciate, happen/why? he/she ___________ .

8. My hobby/interest (list of 3) 1 ___________ , 2 ___________ , 3 ___________ .

9. My favorite animal ___________ .

10. Nice meet you.

Practice with your student during weeks 8, 9, and 10.
In week 10, you will record your student's introduction on your ipad.
You can "mirror" for your student, meaning prompt him or her from behind the camera, if necessary.

You will be graded on:
a) if your student signs each sentence (your student can use notes), and
b) the clarity of your student's signing.
Each sentence is worth three points for a total of 30 points for the midterm exam.

For credit for this assignment, begin practicing with your student and report to me whom you are teaching. Continue practicing with your student all this week.

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8.5e Silent Start (in-class assignment) 10

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Week 9

# Assignment Point Value
9.1r

Original Character:
Draw a full-color illustration of the character the class developed to demonstrate comprehension. Your work will be graded on how well you include all the details developed in class. This may be done digitally or hand drawn.

10
9.2r Story:
Draw full-color illustrations in comic form of the story the class developed using this template to demonstrate comprehension of the story. This may be done digitally or hand drawn.
Panel 1: Show the character faced with the problem
Panel 2: Show the character trying and failing to solve the problem
Panel 3: Show the character trying again to solve the problem
Panel 4: Show the character at the end of the story
10
9.3r Movie Making:
Perform well the tasks of the job assigned you to help make a movie based on the story developed in class.
10
9.4e

Teach ASL (Midterm Exam Preparation 2 of 3):

1. Practice the self introduction with your ASL student. Have your student sign the introduction along with you. Ask your student if he or she has any questions. Make sure your student knows how to sign the entire introduction.

2. Type a reflection on how your teaching is going and how your student's learning in going. How well is your student learning the signs? What difficulties are you noticing? What could you do to help your student learn more successfully?

3. Continue to work with your student all this week.

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9.5e Silent Start (in-class assignment) 10

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