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ASL I
Week 1: Finger Spelling Alphabet
A
B
C
D
E
F
G
H
I
J
K
L
M
N
O
P
Q
R
S
T
U
V
W
X
Y
Z

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ASL II
Week 1: Reflexive Pronouns & Absent Referents
I, me
myself
we, us
ourselves
you
yourself
you (plural)
yourselves
he, she, it
himself, herself, itself
they, them
themselves
oneself, itself

ASL I
Week 2: Self Introductions

hi, hello
I, me
my, mine
name
you
your
nice
meet
deaf
hearing
hard of hearing
quiet
yes
no
school/paper
high school
senior
junior
sophomore
freshman
sign language

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ASL II
Week 2: Possessive Pronouns
I, me
my, mine
you
your, yours
he, she, it
his, her, hers, its
they, them
their, theirs
we, us
our
's

ASL I
Week 3: Numbers & People

1-10
person
people
class
family
boy
girl
man
woman
baby
son
daughter
husband
wife
dad
mom
brother
sister
grandfather
grandmother
uncle
aunt
cousin
nephew
niece
friend
boyfriend
girlfriend
sweetheart
young
old
teach
teacher
learn
student

ASL II
Week 3: Sports
sports, game
play
race, competition
exercise
practice
running
swimming
rock climbing
bicycling
baseball
football
soccer
golf
bowling
tennis
snowboard
basketball
active
energy
tired
lazy
skill
win
lose
tie, equal
give up, sacrifice
team
individual

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Week 4: Numbers, Colors, & Questions

11-20
favorite
color
red
orange
yellow
green
blue
purple
pink
brown
white
gray
black
gold
silver
rainbow
ask, question
who?
what?
when?
where?
why?
which?
how?
fine
for for?
please
sorry
thank you
welcome
live
like
don't like

ASL II
Week 4: Outer Space & Large Numbers

hundred
thousand
million
billion
trillion
sky, heaven
outer space
star
sun
moon
earth
world
planet
galaxy
universe
rocket
national
federal
debt

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Week 5: Numbers, Verbs, Interests

21-30
do
go
come
question, ask
fly
airplane
food, eat
have
sleep
wake up
stand
sit
walk
run
read
study
look
watch
travel
understand
hobby/interesting
America
sign
language
English
TV
movies
computer
book
football
snowboard
ski
skateboard
cooking
videogame
home
work

 

ASL II
Week 5: Inviting & Setting Appointments
invite, welcome, hire
want
come
party
busy, business
meeting
doctor
appointment
establish, set up
can
can't
formal
casual
date
chat
hang out
with
friend
family

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Week 6: Numbers & Time

100
1000
time
good
bad
morning
noon
afternoon
night
year
month
week
day
hour
minute
second
finish
past
future, will
now
today
tomorrow
yesterday

ASL II
Week 6: Temporal Inflection

wait
vomit
bath, bathe
visit
tell
paint
postpone, procrastinate, delay, put off
annoy
stay

morning
all morning
every morning
every day
every year
autumn
every Monday (and other days of the week)
afternoon
last night
every night
all night
distant past
all day
since

itchy
cramp
tired
cough
sick
a cold
sore throat
dizzy
hospital
headache
upset stomach

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Week 7: Pronouns, Places, & Days of the Week

we (inclusive)
we (exclusive)
you (plural)
he, she, it
they

place
house
city, town, community
forest
beach
mountain
river
store
restaurant
library
college
university
here
there
that
Sunday
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday

ASL II
Week 7: Cultural Terms
culture
coda
Deaf of Deaf
hard of hearing
hearing impaired
home sign
IEP
LDA
mainstreaming
NAD
oralism
residential school
sim-com
total communication
VP

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Week 8: Thinking, Talking, Doing

hearing aid
cochlear implant
if, suppose
imagine
think
know
don't know
smart
same
different
but
maybe
not, don't
say
talk
with
without
in
out
review
give
do-do?
oh I see
finger spell
mainstream
oralism, speech reading (lip reading)

ASL II
Week 8: Persuasion & Debate
debate, discuss
persuade, convince
flatter
agree
disagree
politics
vote
government
compete
run (machine, for office)
president
reason, realize
opinion
fact
analyze
positive
negative
policy, principle
neutral
change
law
rule
group
power
rights

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Week 9:
Money
money
dollar
cents
debt
pay, spend
buy
earn, deserve
save
waste
expensive
cheap
rich
poor
broke
need
want
cost, charge, fee
credit card
trouble
hundred
thousand
Halloween

ASL II
Week 9: Numbers
percent
1/2
1/4
3/4
first
middle
last
second
third
once
twice
thrice
double
triple
quadruple

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Weeks 10-11: Animals

animal
cat
dog
fish
lion
tiger
bear
horse
elephant
giraffe
zebra
whale
dolphin
bird, chicken
turkey
eagle
duck
owl
rabbit
wolf
bat
cow
beaver
sea turtle
tortoise
shark
crocodile
hippopotamus
snake
spider
insect
bee
butterfly
mosquito
buffalo
rhinoceros
pig
fox
deer, moose
reindeer
frog
squirrel, chipmunk
mouse

rat
raccoon
peacock
goat
sheep
donkey
panda
crab
shrimp
walrus
seal
kangaroo

ASL II
Week 10-11: ASL Phrases

ILY
off topic
up to you
for for?
do you mind? I don't mind
taking turns
same time
looks like
the same as if
no more
train zoom
258
too bad
no good
ha ha ha
mentally hearing
mentally Deaf
Deaf pride
(stuttering)
happen
(smooth signing)
true business
yeah right
extremely knowledgeable
one more
fading hearing, getting worse

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Weeks 12-13: ADA & Transportation

rule
law
banned, illegal
correct
wrong, mistake
serve, service
car
truck
bus
van
bicycle
motorcycle
boat, ship
airplane
helicopter
train
subway
submarine
tank
drive
ride
walk
run
Thanksgiving

ASL II
Weeks 12-13: Attitude of Gratitude

attitude
important
unimportant
thanks, thank you
thank you very much
thankful, grateful
appreciate, appreciation, enjoy, pleasure, entertainment
to take for granted, light minded, to think lightly
spoiled, pet
ruin, corrupt, spoil, decay
pet peeve, irks me

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Week 14:
Feelings
touch
feel, sensitive
emotion
happy
sad
depressed
angry
fire under the surface
content, satisfied
relieved
afraid, scared
bored
excited
thrilled
funny
fun
surprised
shocked
disappointed
offend
tired
focused
distraction
annoying
appreciate, pleasure
comfortable

ASL II
Week 14:
More Feelings
mood
blows top easily (short temper)
patient, endure
suffer
upset
smile
pain, hurt
anguish, grief
nervous, anxiety
looking forward to
enthusiastic, motivated
inspired
suspicious
fascinated
fed up
impressed
curious
obsessed, dwell on
lonely
stress, stressed, pressure
frustrated, frustration
kind, gracious, considerate, generous
confused

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Week 15: Classifiers, Months, & Holidays

CL1
CL2
CL3
CLI
CLF
CLO
CLC
CLbentL
CLbent3
CL4
CLbent5
CLA
CLB
month
January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December
holiday, vacation
Halloween
Thanksgiving
Hanukkah
Christmas
New Years
Valentine's Day
Easter
Passover
Independence Day
Yom Kippur
birthday
present, gift
guest, visitor

ASL II
Week 15:
Religion
freedom
religion
trust
faith
belief, believe
doubt
God
devil, evil
spirit, soul
church
Jesus Christ
Christian
Catholic
Protestant
Orthodox
Jewish
Bible
angel
heaven, sky
hell
eternity, forever
bless, blessing
pray
amen
wish
list

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Week 16: Verbs

can
can't
want
don't want
play
party
help
change
become
travel
stay
wait
lose
find
keep
loan
borrow
care, careful
win
lose
do, action, activity, active
understand
have
prepare
plan
organize

ASL II
Week 16: Traditions & Giving Instructions

habit, used to
tradition
technical, technology, technique
write
explain, describe
simple
complex, complicated, mystery, puzzle
easy
hard, difficult
clear, obvious, light, bright
confusing, confused, discombobulating
specific, exact

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Week 17: Opposites & History

opposite
hello
goodbye
born, birth
die, death, dead
war
peace
easy
hard, difficult
slow
fast
big
small
before
after
cold
hot
dark
light, bright, clear, obvious
near
far
history
oralism
Gallaudet
neighbor
America
English, England
France, French

ASL II
Week 17: Resolutions

new
year
think, brain, mind
point
goal, resolution
perfect
decide
dream
vision, envision

forget
remember
accomplish, achieve

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Week 18: Review Week

Review of essential vocabulary.

ASL II
Week 18: Review Week
Review of essential vocabulary.

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Week 19: Finals Week

Review of essential vocabulary.

ASL II
Week 19: Finals Week

Review of essential vocabulary.

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Week 20:
Food
hunger, hungry, wish, desire
food, eat
feast, reception
full

cook
bake
make
taste

delicious
breakfast
lunch
dinner
pizza
sandwich, taco
hot dog
hamburger
barbecue
popcorn
apple
cereal
meat, steak
ham, pork
bacon
spaghetti
bread
toast
crackers
macaroni

egg
sausage
soup
candy
sweet, sugar, honey
cake
chocolate
cookie
pie
ice cream
donut
dessert
muffin
cheese
salad
beans
potato
chips
French fries
delicious
drink
thirst, thristy
water
milk
coffee
tea
soda

ASL II
Week 20: Plants
plant
garden
roots
leaf
tree
forest
bush
flower
rose
grass
seed
fruit
apple
orange
peach
pear
strawberry
tomato
grapes
coconut
banana
cherry
watermelon
pumpkin
corn
vegetable
carrot
potato
lettuce
broccoli
onion

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Week 21: Opposites

more
less
a lot, many, much
several
few
love
hate
wonderful, terrific, great, fantastic
awful, terrible, horrible
lie
honest
long
short
remember
forget
good
bad
joke, tease, kidding
serious, bitter
start
end
finish
past
future
thick
thin
heavy, weight, pounds
light (not heavy)
smooth
rough
true, real, sure, so
false, fake, fiction

ASL II
Week 21: Traits & Conjunctions

mean
nice
strict
allow
cute
ugly
baby
children
kids
teenager
adult
and
but, however
or, so, therefore
both
either

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Week 22: Communications Technologies

communication, conversation
technology
telephone
TTY
video phone
call
relay
email
contact
Internet
movie
video
culture
environment
situation
voice
talk
say
tell
all
some, piece, part
none, nothing

ASL II
Week 22: Comparing
compare, comparison
good
better
best
bad
worse, worst
most
every
everyone, everybody
everything
someone, somebody
something
almost
never
sometimes
occasionally
often
always

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Week 23: Valentines, Relay, & Opposites

heart
Valentine
love
I love you
romance
review
relay
stop
go
stay
leave
hungry
full
enough
lacking, empty
laugh
cry
scatter
gather
strong
weak
keep
throw away

ASL II
Week 23: Mathematical Concepts
try
make
figure out
math
problem
solve, resolve, dissolve, melt, dissipate
positive, plus
negative, minus
add, extra, bonus
equal, fair, even
more
less
than
then
share, average
partner
alone
with, together
divide
separate
include
accept
routine

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Week 24: Interrupting Conversations

hey
tap him/her
excuse, forgive
interrupt, break
hold
just a minute
wait
hurry
okay
later
late, not yet
important
unimportant
whatever, anyway, nevermind
and
or
help
fine
only, just
except, especially, special, rare

ASL II
Week 24:
Opposites
choose, choice, pick
force
overcome
to be overwhelmed
show
hide
donate
steal
beautiful, pretty
ugly
popular
lonely
friendly
shy
shame, ashamed
pride, proud
reject
approve
possible, capable, potential
impossible
stuck
suspended
take advantage of
hope

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Week 25: Travel, Cities & States

travel
city
state
Portland
Beaverton, Boston
Hillsboro
Gresham
Vancouver
Salem
Seattle
San Francisco
Los Angeles
Riverside
San Diego
Chicago
Washington, D.C.
New York
Rochester
Oregon
Washington
Alaska
Hawaii
California
Idaho
Nevada
Utah
Arizona
Colorado
Texas
Florida

 

ASL II
Week 25: Countries & Continents
north
south
east
west
country
nation
America
Canada
Mexico
North America
South America
Brazil
Jamaica
Europe
Norway
Sweden
Finland
Denmark
Germany
Poland
France
England
Scotland
Ireland
Italy
Spain
Portugal
Greece
Turkey
Switzerland
Hungary
Africa
Egypt
South Africa
Asia
Israel
India
China
Russia
Japan
Korea
Taiwan
Vietnam
Philippines
Singapore
Australia
Samoa
Tonga

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Week 26: Stories & Clothes

clothes
use
wear
shirt
pants
shorts
necktie
bowtie, tuxedo
shoes
boots
sandals
socks
hat
vest
robe
belt
underwear
buttons
zipper

coat, jacket
gloves
scarf
appropriate
inappropriate

story, adventure, marshmellow
experience
fake
real, true
imagine, imagination
imagine a lot

ASL II
Week 26: Countries & Continents
(continued from week 25)

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Week 27: Body Parts

body
head
brain
hair
blonde
bald
face
eyes
mouth
beard
mustache
neck
heart
arms
hand
finger
leg
feet
back
flesh, meat
bone
skin
fat
skinny
thin
muscle
power
energy
authority

ASL II
Week 27: Relationships
connect, seal
relationship
responsibility
personal, personality
professional
boss, captain
coach
control, manage
manager, master
coworker
friend
match
companion, roommate
romantic, romance
sweetheart
boyfriend
girlfriend
fiancé, fiancée
engaged
marry, marriage, married
wedding
single
divorce
family
relative
widow

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Week 28: Occupations

work
job
career
nurse
doctor
police
firefighter
lawyer, attorney
engineer
artist
picture, image, graphic
designer
mechanical designer
photographer
actor
scientist
customer
service, serve
interpreter
relay operator
teacher
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ASL II
Week 28:
More Occupations
boss
coach
businessman
politician
soldier
marine
singer, musician
writer
secretary
president
janitor
translator
judge
cook
priest
accountant
counselor
king
queen
emperor
prince
princess

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Week 29: College Majors

university
General Education
major, main, career, straight
Computer Science
Information Systems
English
Psychology
Political Science
Music
Art
Electrical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Business
Law
Nursing
Accounting, count
History
Chemistry
Biology
Graphic Design
Philosophy

ASL II
Week 29: PCC Placement interview
interview  
bed CL:B↓
room  
door CL:B
wall CL:B
window CL:B
closet CL:B
CL:bent5↓
CL:C↓
dresser CL:B
CL:B↓
CL:bent5↓
night stand, end table CL:A
desk CL:B↓
lamp CL:A
shelves CL:B
chair CL:A (small chair)
CL:bent5↓ (big chair)
couch CL:C↓
television CL:B (flat screen)
CL:A (tube TV)
mirror CL:B

 

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Week 30: College Prep.

college
community
search, explore
apply
send
receive
letter
self advocate, support
meaning, purpose
explain, describe
show
class
credit, merit, benefit, profit
semester, season
time (period), term [semester with T hand shape]
stress, pressure, oppression
difficult, hard
easy
fun
major, main, career, straight
General Education

ASL II
Week 30: Around the House
The Riddle of the Stone Circle

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Week 31: Seasons & Weather

season
weather
spring
summer
autumn
winter
sun
rain
snow
wind
freeze
melt, dissolve, resolve
storm
hurricane
tornado
blizzard
lightning
thunder
rainbow
flood
upheaval, disaster
earthquake
emergency
cold
hot
sweat
cool
warm
temperature
dry
wet

ASL II
Week 31: Building Materials

make
from
stuff, thing
build, building, construction
structure
tower
castle, palace
statue, shape
rock
stone
plastic
metal
rubber
glass, teeth, dentist
rope
wood
concrete
dirt, dust, sand
oil
chemical, chemistry
element, elementary
basic
recycle, exchange, trade, swap, atone

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Week 32: ASL Parameters

hand
shape
movement
face
facial expression

listen
comprehending sign
evil, devil, demon, wicked, mischievous
apple
onion
will, future
eventually, someday
fine
cool
groovy
funky
early
naked, available
rude
family
class
understand
what's up?
thrilled
event
church
chocolate
sit
train
computer
Colorado
subway
New York
hate
awful
please
sorry
enjoy
search
explore
car
bus
grandfather
grandmother

not, don't
deny, denial
seems, appears
compare
feel, feeling
concern

ASL II
Week 32: English Poetry in ASL
long ago, distant past, once upon a time
happen
kingdom
us two
again
silly
why
that
myself
dissolve, melt, resolve
lack, empty
high
low
thing
go ahead
but
live
eternal, forever
poem
through
famous, fame
beautiful, pretty
record
if-same
heaven
world
continue
later
inspiration

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Week 33: Communication & Education

communication, conversation
education
way, road, street, path
oralism
mainstream
deaf school
simultaneous communication (sim com)
Bilingual Bicultural (Bi Bi)
total communication
learn
teach
agree
disagree
pain, hurt
fight
conflict
contention
happen
children
kid
teenager, adolescent
adult
grow up

ASL II
Week 33: ASL Poetry
Deaf
ASL
poem
story
cowboy
gun
sweat
know
search
distract
stuck
bye
train
cow
farm
land
rooster
brag, boast
rabbit
bridge
ship, boat
see, look

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Week 34: Frequency & Comparison

always
never
sometimes
occasionally
again
often
rare, special, except, especially
every
most
more
less
than
better
best
finish
late, not yet
about
almost, near
any
another, other

ASL II
Week 34: ASL Poetry continued

hands
snow
flower
wind
tree
express
park
tear
life
disappointed
review
notice

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Week 35: Opposites

free, freedom
captivity, bondage, slavery, slave
save, safe, safety, salvation
danger, hazard, risk, threat, dangerous
choice, choose
force
strange
normal, nature, natural, of course, usual
soon
eventually, someday
stay
leave
still
continue
no more
reject
accept
approve

ASL II
Week 35: Directional Aspect

help
influence, counsel, advise
remember
count
reward, award
offend
pity, mercy
loan, borrow
chastise, reprimand, rebuke
show up
disappear
lose a thought
thought pops up
document, record
memorize
arrive
graduate

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Week 36: Interpreting common words

be (become)
to
of
a (something)
and
in
have
I
for
not
on
with
it (that)
he, she, it
as (during or same)
you
do
at (there or in)
this
would (will or want)
by

ASL II
Week 36:

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Week 37: Summer Plans

summer
plan
during, while
holiday, vacation
rest, relax
lazy
excited
look forward to
work
job
part, piece, some
full
time
travel
stay
earn
money
improve

Week 37: Finals Week for seniors
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Week 38: Finals Week

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