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American Sign Language II

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Week Dates
Week 29 Apr. 1 - Apr. 5
Week 30 Apr. 8 - 12
Week 31 Apr. 15 - 19
Week 32 Apr. 22 - 26
Week 33 Apr. 29 - May 3
Week 34 May 6 - 10
Week 35 May 13 - 17
Week 36 May 20 - 24
Week 37 May 27 - 31
(Graduation Friday, May 31st, @ 6 p.m.) The end is come.
Week 38 June 3 - 6 No ASL 2 classes

 

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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.

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Week 29

# Assignment Point Value
29.1 Attend at least one Deaf community event of your choice this semester. 50
Due the last day of school (June 6th). Added to the grade book upon completion or as a zero as of May 1st.
29.2 Type a 250-word paper on your experience at the Deaf community event you attend. Example paper 50
Due the last day of school (June 6th). Added to the grade book upon completion or as a zero as of May 1st.
DLD

Digital Learning Day Assignment:

Watch this interpretation of “Love Story” (3:50), and answer the following:
1. How does the signer interpret the English lyric "baby" (1:16)?
2. Describe the name sign she uses for "Romeo" (1:01).
3. How does the signer sign "yes" (3:30)?
4. What sign does the signer sign using continuous inflection?

Watch this D-PAN video, “Waiting on the World to Change” (3:21). Read through all the anecdotal text included in the video.
5. What signs are signed with continuous inflection?

 

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29.3 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.
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29.4

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

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29.5

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

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29.6 Practicing Interpersonal Communication Skills Development (in-class assignment) 50

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# Assignment Point Value
Thursday
April 11

Temporal Inflection:
Number your paper 1 - 18.
Watch the 18 sentences on this YouTube video, and write the following:
U if the sentence is Uninflected
R if the sentence is Recurring
C if the sentence is Continuous

Apologize:
Watch this awesome YouTube video, and answer the following:
1. What does the signer sign at the beginning of the song before he starts interpreting the lyrics?
2. What hand shape does he use to interpret the word "rope" at 0:18?
3. How does he interpret the line, "but I just can't make a sound" at 0:27?
4. How does he interpret "It's too late to apologize"?
5. What does he do during the instrumental solos during the song when there are no lyrics? Is that good or bad, and why?
6. Do you think this signer is deaf, hard of hearing, or hearing? Why do you think that?

Somebody that I Used to Know:
Watch this cool YouTube video, and answer the following:
7. What sign does the signer use as a conjunction between the lines: "Told myself that you were right for me" / "But felt so lonely in your company"? (0:33) (The signer does not sign "but".)
8. Describe the sign for "addicted" used in the line starting at time index 1:02.
9. Describe the sign for "cut me off" used in the line starting at time index 1:33.
10. How does the signer sign the line, "Reading into every word you say" on the train? (2:50)
11. What sign is she signing in the restaurant with one hand right at 3:20 that is not sung in the English song?
12. Do you think these signers are Deaf, Hard of Hearing, or hearing?

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30.1 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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30.2

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

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30.3

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

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30.4 Practicing Interpersonal Communication Skills Development (in-class assignment) 50
30.5

"Around the House" Signs:

Wander through the house in this online rpg.

Learn and review as many signs as you can preparatory to this week's vocabulary quiz. Write a list of at least 50 different signs you find in the game.

The signs on this week's quiz will be randomly selected from the signs in the game.

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REC Rare Extra Credit Opportunity: Around the House RPG
Collect at least 100 different signs from around the house in this online rpg AND solve the riddle of the stone circle for 20 extra credit points. Type the signs you collect on a list.
20 Extra Credit Points

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Week 31

# Assignment Point Value
31.1

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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31.2

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

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31.3

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

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31.4 Practicing Interpersonal Communication Skills Development (in-class assignment) 50

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Week 32

# Assignment Point Value
Friday
April 26

All I Want:
Watch this legendary YouTube video, and answer the following:
1. During the first part of the video with the split screen (up till 1:06), is the woman using ASL or English sign (MCE)?
2. What English signs can you pick up in this video?
3. What are two signs that she signs using MCE that are initialized signs or signs that use the hand shape of the first letter of the English word?
4. How does she sign the suffix -ness for the word "darkness"?
5. What is the woman signing about Deaf people (beginning at 1:06) when there is nothing about deafness in the song the man sings?
6. What is up with the guitar player and also the trampoline?

Story of My Life:
Watch this splendid YouTube video, and answer the following:
7. Type in gloss how the signer signs the opening line, "Written in these walls are the stories that I can't explain." (0:15)
8. How does the signer interpret the lyrics: "time is frozen"? (1:11)
9. How does the signer sign that the colors on the walls can't be changed? (1:35)
10. How does the signer interpret the lines, "I give her hope. I spend her love until she's broke inside"? (2:37)
11. Do the signers interpret this song word for word or conceptually? Is that good or bad?

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32.1

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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32.2

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

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32.3

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

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32.4 Practicing Interpersonal Communication Skills Development (in-class assignment) 50
32.5 Watching/glossing English poetry in ASL (in-class assignment) 10

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Week 33

# Assignment Point Value
33.1

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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33.2

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

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33.3

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
33.4 Practicing Interpersonal Communication Skills Development (in-class assignment) 50

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Week 34

# Assignment Point Value
Friday
May 10
Watch these two Youtube videos, and answer the questions below. You may work alone, with a partner, in small groups, or all together to figure out the answers. You may write or type your own answers or turn in their answers together, printed or by email.

Imagine by John Lennon:
Watch this YouTube video, and answer the following:
1. Before the song lyrics begin, what does the signer sign? Does she sign the song title and the singer's name?
2. Describe the sign she uses for the English lyric, "imagine".
3. What word does the signer skip in the line, "(It's) easy if you try"? (0:23)
4. What hand shape does she use for the sign for "try"? (0:25)
5. What hand shape does the signer use on her dominant hand for "country"? (0:58)
6. Describe the sign she uses for "religion" at 1:15.
7. How does she interpret the English lyric, "possessions" at 2:05?
8. At 2:48, what is the last sign she signs to interpret the line, "but I'm not the only one"?
9. What sign does she sign at 2:59 with an F hand shape on the chin? (The word is not in the English lyrics.)
10. How does the signer sign "a brotherhood" at 2:23, "sharing" at 2:36, and "live as one" at 3:06? (She uses the same sign for all three.)
11. Evaluate the skill of this signer. How well does she interpret John Lennon's song?

Home by Phillip Phillips:
Watch this YouTube video, and answer the following:
12. What is the first sign signed in this music video?
13. How does the signer interpret the line "'cause I'm gonna make this place your home" at 0:36?
14. How does the signer interpret the line "Settle down. It'll all be clear" at 0:42?
15. At 1:03, how does the signer interpret the line "If you get lost, you can always be found"?
16. At 1:49, how does the audience applaud, and what does this tell you about this camp?
17. How does the signer interpret the line "If you get lost, you can always be found" at 2:24?
18. Contrasting the interpretations of the lines in questions 15 and 17, which interpretation do you believe is more accurate or faithful to the meaning of the original English?

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34.1

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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34.2

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

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34.3

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

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34.4 Practicing Interpersonal Communication Skills Development (in-class assignment) 50
34.5

ASL Poetry
Create your own ASL poem using one of the forms we have studied:
-ABC story (e.g. "Gun Fighter", "Train" )
-Number pattern (e.g. "Rabbit")
-Acrostic (e.g. "Flash", "Flower")
-Limit the number of hand shapes used in a story (e.g. "Cow and Rooster")
-A poem that manipulates one of the other parameters of ASL (palm orientation, location, movement, facial expression) or the number of hands used

If necessary, type out notes for your poem in the form of a list that you will turn in and also use when signing in class, as follows:
A-hat
B-looking at the horizon
C-searching
D-person approaches
etc.

Recording yourself signing your poem.

Note that ASL poetry uses classifiers a lot to show the action of stories.

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Week 35

# Assignment Point Value
Monday
May 13
Watch these two Youtube videos, and answer the questions below. You may work alone, with a partner, in small groups, or all together to figure out the answers. You may write or type your own answers or turn in their answers together, printed or by email.

The White Stripes' "We're Going to be Friends" interpreted by D-PAN:
1. Describe the sign used for "ring the bell" at 0:44.
2. How does the signer sign "I can tell" at 0:56?
3. How does the signer sign the name, "Suzy Lee" at 1:04?
4. What sign does the signer in the orange shirt use to interpret "safely" with both hands at 1:18?
5. How do the signers sign "now it's time to learn" at 1:37 and again 1:41?
6. How does the signer sign "wall" at 2:04?
7. At 2:22, how does the signer make "class" plural?
8. At 2:28, how does the signer in the orange shirt sign "sing"? (Hint: he adapts it for the Deaf community.)
9. How does the signer sign "alphabet" at 2:34?
10. What hand shape do the signers use at 2:51 to sign "(good/close) friends"?

Pagooy the Hordracowkin:
1. What is Pagooy's name sign?
2. What country does Pagooy live in?
3. What is her socioeconomic status?
4. What color is Pagooy?
5. What problem does Pagooy have?
6. How does Pagooy try to solve her problem?
7. What doesn't that work?
8. What event does she plan?
9. Whom does she invite?
10. Is Pagooy's problem solved at the end of the story

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35.1

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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35.2

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

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35.3

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

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35.4 Practicing Interpersonal Communication Skills Development (in-class assignment) 50

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Week 36

# Assignment Point Value
36.1

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
36.2

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

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36.3

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

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36.4 Practicing Interpersonal Communication Skills Development (in-class assignment) 50

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Week 37

# Assignment Point Value
37.1 Practicing Interpersonal Communication Skills Development (in-class assignment) 50
N/A Final Exam 15% of semester grade

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