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American Sign Language I

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Week Dates Assignments
Week 29 Apr. 3 - Apr. 7 120 - 121, 149 - 155
Week 30 Apr. 10 - 14 156 - 158
Week 31 Apr. 17 - 21 159 - 164
Week 32 Apr. 24 - 28 165 - 170
Week 33 May. 1 - May 5 171 - 175
Week 34 May 8 - 12 176 - 180
Week 35 May 15 - 19 181 - 185
Week 36 May 22 - 26 186 - 191
Week 37 May 29 - June 2 192 - 194
Week 38 June 5 - 8 (Finals Week) Exam 195

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Grades Online
If your 4th quarter grade is higher than your semester grade, your 4th quarter is improving your semester grade over 3rd quarter. If, however, your semester grade is higher than your 4th quarter grade, your 4th quarter grade is dragging your semester grade down. Only your semester grades are recorded on your high school transcript, not quarter grades.

Grading Policy
If you're missing assignments, catch up while you can!

Basic Classroom Rules
Leave your immaturity at the door.

Week 29

# Assignment Point Value
120 Attend at least one Deaf community activity of your choice this semester. 30
Due the last day of school (June 8th). Added to the grade book upon completion or as a zero as of May 5th.
121 Type a 250-word paper on your experience at the Deaf community event you attend. Example paper 20
Due the last day of school (June 8th). Added to the grade book upon completion or as a zero as of May 5th.
149 College Surprises (in-class assignment). 10
150 Story Time Quiz: Liz's birthday (in-class assignment). 10
151 Major Options: Type five radical sentences in ASL grammar about what areas of study interest you and that you might consider for a major in college if you go. Include why you might like to major in the area of study.
Example 1: POLITICAL SCIENCE, I INTERESTED, WHY? I LIKE HELP PEOPLE.
Example 2: PSYCHOLOGY, I WANT STUDY, REASON? I LIKE HELP PEOPLE.

Then, type an English translation for each sentence. Practicing signing your five radical sentences in front of a mirror or to a family member preparatory to signing them in class.
10
2nd period due: Tue. 4th period due: Tue. 5th period due: Tue.
152 Undesirable Majors: Type five bodacious sentences in ASL grammar about areas of study that you would never consider for a major in college if you were to go.
Example 1: POLITICAL SCIENCE, I NOT INTERESTED, REASON? I NOT-LIKE POLITICS.
Example 2: PSYCHOLOGY, I DON'T-WANT STUDY, WHY? I CAN'T FINGER-SPELL PSYCHOLOGY.

Then, type an English translation for each sentence. Practicing signing your five bodacious sentences in front of a mirror or to a family member preparatory to signing them in class.
10
2nd period due: Wed. 4th period due: Thu. 5th period due: Wed.
153 Famous Deaf People:
1. Select a famous Deaf person to create a slideshow presentation about. (We will make the actual presentation next week.)
2. Provide at least three sources of information on this person (e.g. website addresses or book titles and authors).
3. Explain in one sentence in English why you chose this person.
10
2nd period due: Thu. 4th period due: Fri. 5th period due: Fri.
154 Silent Start (in-class assignment).
10
155 Vocabulary Quiz (in-class assignment). 20

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# Assignment Point Value
156

Famous Deaf People:

Create a slideshow presentation (like in PowerPoint, Keynote, or Google Docs) about the famous Deaf person you have chosen. Include the following:

1) A title slide
2) A slide with the biographical information about the person (e.g. birth date, birthplace, education, date of death if applicable, etc.)
3) A slide with the reason why the person is famous
4) A slide with quotes by the person if you can find some
5) At least five different images of the person (not all on the same slide, but spread out over the other slides)
6) Anything else about the person you would like to add
7) A slide listing your sources of information and images

Email a copy of your slideshow presentation as a PDF or PowerPoint file to me.

Bring your ipad to class, and be ready to present to the class in English on the due date below.

50
2nd period due: Wed. 4th period due: Thu. 5th period due: Wed.
157 Silent Start (in-class assignment).
10
158 Vocabulary Quiz (in-class assignment). 20

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Week 31

# Assignment Point Value
159 Seasons Quiz (in-class assignment). 10
160 Weather Report
Choose one of the following:
Choice A: Draw a weather map with at least five different kinds of weather on it. You may do this by hand or digitally, but do NOT just copy and paste an image--create your own weather map. Prepare to sign a weather report to the class using the map.
Choice B: Create a 5-day weather forecast with at least five different kinds of weather on it. You may do this by hand or digitally, but do NOT just copy and paste an image--create your own weather forecast. Prepare to sign your weather report to the class.
10
2nd period due: Tue. 4th period due: Tue. 5th period due: Tue.
161

Emergency Preparedness Scenario 1
Type a list of three (3) things you should have or three things you should do to prepare for one of the following disasters:
Choice A: Hurricane
Choice B: Earthquake
Choice C: Blizzard
Choice D: Famine
Practice signing your list using listing/ranking in front of a mirror preparatory to signing it in class.

Example: PREPARE FOR HEAT WAVE (list of 3):
1. GENERATOR FOR ELECTRICITY
2. AIR CONDITIONER
3. ICE WATER

10
2nd period due: Wed. 4th period due: Thu. 5th period due: Wed.
162 Emergency Preparedness Scenario 2
Type a list of four (4) things you should have or four things you should do to prepare for one of the following emergencies:
Choice A: Heart Attack
Choice B: Tsunami or Flood
Choice C: Zombie Apocalypse
Choice D: Car Accident
Practice signing your list using listing/ranking in front of a mirror preparatory to signing it in class.
10
2nd period due: Thu. 4th period due: Fri. 5th period due: Fri.
163 Silent Start (in-class assignment).
10
164 Vocabulary Quiz (in-class assignment). 20

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Week 32

# Assignment Point Value
165 ASL Parameters
Part 1: Research online what the five ASL parameters are AND give a definition for each.
H__________: (type definition here)
O__________: (type definition here)
L__________: (type definition here)
M__________: (type definition here)
E__________: (type definition here)
Part 2: Which of the five ASL parameters do some argue is not a parameter?
10
2nd period due: Tue. 4th period due: Tue. 5th period due: Tue.
166

Similar Sign Pairs: Part 1
Identify what parameter makes each of the following pairs of signs different from each other.
Example: red & pink = Hand Shape (i.e. the only difference between the signs for red and pink is the hand shape.)
1. mom & dad
2. what's up & thrilled
3. thrilled & excited
4. really? & true
5. family & class
6. horse & rabbit
7. apple & onion
8. naked & rude
9. I-don't-understand & understand?
10. Oregon & Washington
11. niece & nephew
12. event & thrilled
13. evil & listen
14. chocolate & church

10
2nd period due: Wed. 4th period due: Thu. 5th period due: Wed.
167 Similar Sign Pairs: Part 2
Identify what parameter makes each of the following pairs of signs different from each other.
Example: red & pink = Hand Shape (i.e. the only difference between the signs for red and pink is the hand shape.)
1. grandfather & grandmother
2. car & bus
3. fine & cool
4. not & denial
5. computer & Colorado
6. seems & compare
7. sit & train
8. please & sorry
9. please & enjoy
10. subway & New York
11. feel & concern
12. hate & awful
13. will & eventually
14. groovy & funky
15. search & explore
10
2nd period due: Thu. 4th period due: Fri. 5th period due: Fri.
168 ASL Parameters worksheet (in-class assignment). 10
169 Silent Start (in-class assignment).
10
170 Vocabulary & Parameters Quiz (in-class assignment). 20

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Week 33

# Assignment Point Value
171 Research "simultaneous communication" (sim com) and explain in your own words what it is and how it could be used to try to teach deaf people oralism or English. Cite your source(s) for full credit. 10
2nd period due: Tue. 4th period due: Tue. 5th period due: Tue.
172 Research "total communication" and explain in your own words what it is and one problem with trying to use it to teach deaf people. Cite your source(s) for full credit. If you cannot find a problem with using it to teach deaf people in your research, you can postulate one. 10
2nd period due: Wed. 4th period due: Thu. 5th period due: Wed.
173 Research "Bilingual Bicultural" (Bi Bi) and explain in your own words what it is and postulate why this approach might not work for teaching deaf people English. 10
2nd period due: Thu. 4th period due: Fri. 5th period due: Fri.
174 Silent Start (in-class assignment).
10
175 Vocabulary Quiz (in-class assignment). 20

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Week 34

# Assignment Point Value
176 Easy Finger Spelling Challenge: Play the Easy level of Toby's finger spelling challenge and print out or email me a screenshot of your score for credit. Your game score will be your assignment score. Do not use the Firefox browser to play the game. 10
2nd period due: Tue. 4th period due: Tue. 5th period due: Tue.
177 Intermediate Finger Spelling Challenge: Play the Intermediate level of Toby's finger spelling challenge and print out or email me a screenshot of your score for credit. Your assignment score will be your game score plus half the distance to 100%. Do not use the Firefox browser to play the game. 10
2nd period due: Wed. 4th period due: Thu. 5th period due: Wed.
178 OPTIONAL ASSIGNMENT: Advanced Finger Spelling Challenge: Play the Advanced level of Toby's finger spelling challenge and print out or email me a screenshot of your score for credit. You will earn 100% for your assignment score by getting a minimum of one word correct. Otherwise, your score will be 90% upon turning the assignment in on time. Do not use the Firefox browser to play the game. 10
2nd period due: Thu. 4th period due: Fri. 5th period due: Fri.
179 Silent Start (in-class assignment).
10
180 Vocabulary Quiz (in-class assignment). 25

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Week 35

# Assignment Point Value
181 Silent Chef Part 1: Watch this video carefully and answer the following questions.
1. What is the silent chef cooking?
2. How does she sign "noodle" (0:17), "soup" (0:18), "recipe" (0:23), and "carrots" (0:26)?
3. Whom does she finger spell came up with the recipe? (0:20 - 0:22)
4. What does she do to the carrot before dicing it? (0:26)
5. What two kinds of containers does the chicken broth come in? (1:39)
6. What hand shape does she use to sign "pepper"? (2:06)
7. How long does she let the broth boil after adding the carrots and before adding the noodles? (2:34)
8. What shape appears four times on the plate that the chicken is on? (3:34)
9. How long does she cook the soup after adding the chicken? (3:42)
10
2nd period due: Tue. 4th period due: Tue. 5th period due: Tue.
182 Silent Chef Part 2: Watch this video carefully and answer the following questions.
1. What is the silent chef baking?
2. How does she sign "brownies"? (0:17)
3. How long does she put the butter and chocolate in the microwave before stirring it? (0:43)
4. How much longer does she heat it in the microwave after stirring it? (1:03)
5. How does she sign "vanilla"? (2:26)
6. What color spatula does she use to move the brownie mix into the baking pan? (3:30)
7. How long does she put the brownies in the oven for? (3:46)
8. What is the first ingredient she shows for the mint frosting? (4:07)
9. What two colors of food coloring does she add? (6:08 & 6:25)
10. How does she sign that the icing has hardened after an hour of cooling? (7:03)
10
2nd period due: Wed. 4th period due: Thu. 5th period due: Wed.
183 Silent Chef Part 3: Watch this video carefully and answer the following questions.
1. What is the silent chef making?
2. Who is the recipe from? (Hint: C_____ B_____ from Illinois) (0:17)
3. After showing the first ingredient, how does she prepare the pan? (0:42)
4. Why does she show what she's doing instead of just describe it?
5. After flattening the first ingredient in the pan, how long does she put it in the oven for? (1:14)
6. What is the temperature set to? (1:23)
7. What is second ingredient (white) she shows? (1:32)
8. What is the third ingredient she shows? (1:50)
9. How much sugar and vanilla does she add? (2:01)
10. How long does she put it in the oven the second time? (4:26)
11. What is the girl's name who tastes it at the end of the video? (5:21)
10
2nd period due: Thu. 4th period due: Fri. 5th period due: Fri.
184 Silent Start (in-class assignment).
10
185 Vocabulary Quiz (in-class assignment). 20

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Week 36

# Assignment Point Value
186

Summer Plans: In ASL grammar, type 5 sentences with 5 different answers for the following question: During summer vacation, your plans what?
Example 1: DURING SUMMER VACATION, I STAY HOME.
Example 2: NOW SUMMER, HAWAII, I GO WILL.

Retype each sentence in English grammar.

Summer Jobs: Suppose you plan to work during this summer. In ASL grammar, type 5 sentences with 5 different answers for the following question: If you work during summer vacation, do-do?
Example 1: DURING SUMMER, JOB, I GET, DO-DO? WORK THERE FOOD STORE.
Example 2: NOW SUMMER, I WORK, WHERE? STARBUCKS.

Retype each sentence in English grammar.

10
2nd period due: Tue. 4th period due: Tue. 5th period due: Tue.
187 Changing Times: Choose ONE of the following to do:
Choice A: Type a paragraph in English contrasting summer vacation 200 years ago and summer vacation nowadays. Point out at least three differences. What aspects about summer vacation were better back then and what aspects are better now and why?
Choice B: Draw a picture contrasting summer vacation 200 years ago and summer vacation nowadays. Show at least three differences. What aspects about summer vacation were better back then and what aspects are better now and why?
10
2nd period due: Wed. 4th period due: Thu. 5th period due: Wed.
188 Research BICS & CALP: Find what each acronym stands for and explain in your own words what they mean. Cite your source(s) for full credit. 10
2nd period due: Thu. 4th period due: Fri. 5th period due: Fri.
189 Quiz in ASL: Cell Phones in School (in-class assignment). 10
190 Silent Start (in-class assignment).
10
191 Vocabulary Quiz (in-class assignment). 20

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Week 37

# Assignment Point Value
192A Study Guide Part 1: Review for Final Exam. Answer the first half of the questions on the study guide. Study the answers on the study guide that we have gone over together in class in preparation for the final exam. 20
Due date: You will turn in your completed study guide at the beginning of your final exam for 20 points. Partially completed study guides will only earn you partial credit.
192B Study Guide Part 2: Review for Final Exam. Answer the second half of the questions on the study guide. Study the answers on the study guide that we have gone over together in class in preparation for the final exam.
Due date: You will turn in your completed study guide at the beginning of your final exam for 20 points. Partially completed study guides will only earn you partial credit.
193 Silent Start (in-class assignment).
10
194 Vocabulary Quiz (in-class assignment). 20

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Week 38

# Assignment Point Value
195 Final Exam (in-class assignment). 10% of semester grade

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