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American Sign Language II

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1st Quarter:

Week Dates
Week 1 Aug. 28 - 31
Week 2 Sep. 3 - 7
Week 3 Sep. 10 - 14
Week 4 Sep. 17 - 21
Week 5 Sep. 24 - 28
Week 6 Oct. 1 - 5
Week 7 Oct. 8 - 12
Week 8 Oct. 15 - 19
Week 9 Oct. 22 - 26


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Week 1

# Assignment Point Value
1.1 Attend at least one Deaf community event of your choice this semester. 30
Due Friday, January 18th. Added to the grade book upon completion or as a zero as of January 1st.
1.2 Type a 250-word paper on your experience at the Deaf community event you attend. Example paper 20
Due Friday, January 18th. Added to the grade book upon completion or as a zero as of January 1st.
1.3 What signs do you remember? (in-class assignment) 10
1.4 Review this week's vocabulary list: week 1: self introductions, finger spelling, & numbers 10
1.5 In-class Interpersonal Communication Skills Development (in-class assignment) 30
1.6 Silent Start (in-class assignment) 10
1.7 Vocabulary Quiz (in-class assignment) 20

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Week 2

# Assignment Point Value
2.1

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?

10
2.2 Review this week's vocabulary list: week 2: people, pronouns, & numbers 10
2.3 In-class Interpersonal Communication Skills Development (in-class assignment) 30
2.4 Silent Start (in-class assignment) 10
2.5 Vocabulary Quiz (in-class assignment) 20

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Week 3

# Assignment Point Value
3.1

Review this week's vocabulary list: week 3: colors & questions

10
3.2 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?
10
3.3 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?
10
3.4 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?
10
3.5 In-class Interpersonal Communication Skills Development (in-class assignment) 30
3.6

Silent Start (in-class assignment)

10
3.7 Vocabulary Quiz (in-class assignment) 20

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Week 4

# Assignment Point Value
4.1 Review this week's vocabulary list: week 4: verbs 10
4.2 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
4.3 In-class Interpersonal Communication Skills Development (in-class assignment) 30
4.4 Silent Start (in-class assignment) 10
4.5 Vocabulary Quiz (in-class assignment) 20

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Week 5

# Assignment Point Value
5.1 Review this week's vocabulary list: week 5: time 10
5.2

ASL-PSE-MCE Quiz:
Prepare for the quiz below by reading "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

10
5.3 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
5.4 In-class Interpersonal Communication Skills Development (in-class assignment) 30
5.5 Silent Start (in-class assignment) 10
5.6

Vocabulary Quiz (in-class assignment)

20

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Week 6

# Assignment Point Value
6.1 Review this week's vocabulary list: week 6: money 10
6.2 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?
10
6.3 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
6.4

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
6.5 In-class Interpersonal Communication Skills Development (in-class assignment) 30
6.6 Silent Start (in-class assignment) 10
6.7 Vocabulary Quiz (in-class assignment) 20

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Week 7

# Assignment Point Value
7.1 Review this week's vocabulary list: week 7: feelings 10
7.2 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
7.3

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
7.4 In-class Interpersonal Communication Skills Development (in-class assignment) 30
7.5 Silent Start (in-class assignment) 10
7.6 Vocabulary Quiz (in-class assignment) 20

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Week 8

# Assignment Point Value
8.1 Review this week's vocabulary list: week 8: classifiers 10
8.2 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
8.3

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
8.4

Movie Making:

Perform well the tasks of the job assigned you to help make a movie based on the story developed in class:

Pre-production: making props or sets or bringing costumes to class for production

Production: film shooting

Post-production: video editing

10
8.5 In-class Interpersonal Communication Skills Development (in-class assignment) 30
8.6 Silent Start (in-class assignment) 10
8.7 Vocabulary Quiz (in-class assignment) 20

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Week 9

# Assignment Point Value
9.1 Review this week's vocabulary list: week 9: food 10
9.2 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
9.3

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
9.4

Movie Making:

Perform well the tasks of the job assigned you to help make a movie based on the story developed in class:

Pre-production: making props or sets or bringing costumes to class for production

Production: film shooting

Post-production: video editing

10
9.5 In-class Interpersonal Communication Skills Development (in-class assignment) 30
9.6 Silent Start (in-class assignment) 10
9.7 Vocabulary Quiz (in-class assignment) 20

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