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ASL: Lesson 5:

Lesson Objectives: 
___ I understand the concept of "eye gaze"
___ I understand the concept of "Noun-Verb Pairs"
___ I can recognize and sign numbers 31-99
___ I understand the concept of "Agreement Verbs" (Directional Signs)
___ I am able to recognize and sign the practice sentences and story for this lesson
___ I have taken the general practice quiz for this lesson.  See: PRACTICE QUIZZES

Vocabulary:
CAN

CAR ( also see DRIVE)
CHURCH
COMPUTER
DOCTOR

DOWNLOAD
EMAIL
GIVE
HOME
INTERNET
IN (also see
OUT)
MOVIE
PLAY
PUT  (also see
MOVE)
SIT
STAND
STAY
STORE
WALK
WATCH
WITH 

VIDEO
 


Extended review:  ADDRESS | BIKE | BUS | CAN | CAR | COMPUTER | DOCTOR | DRIVE | DRIVE-to | DRIVE-back-here |  | EMAIL | FAVORITE | FEEL | FRIEND | FROM | GIVE-you | GO | HAVE | HE | HERE | HOME | HOW | INTERNET | LIKE | MOM | MOVIE | NEED | PLAY| PREFER | SCHOOL | SIGN | SIT | S-I-T-E | STORE | TRAIN | UNDERSTAND | WALK | WANT | WEB-CAM | WHAT | WHAT-DO | WHERE | WHO | WITH | WRISTWATCH | YOU | YOUR |



Practice sheet: 5.A
01. YOU UNDERSTAND THEY?
02. YOU COME HERE HOW?
03. MOVIE, YOUR FAVORITE WHAT?
04. YOUR MOM what-DO?
05. WRISTWATCH, WHO GIVE-you?

Practice Sheet 5.B
06. INTERNET S-I-T-E YOUR FAVORITE WHAT?
07. YOU WALK SCHOOL YOU?
08. _____ SIT WHERE?  (Spell name of student.)
09. YOU WANT GO WHERE?
10. YOU LIKE SIGN WITH WHO?

Practice Sheet 5.C
11. CAN YOU DRIVE YOU?
12. YOU DRIVE HERE FROM HOME?
13. YOUR COMPUTER HAVE WEB-CAM?
14. YOU NEED GO DOCTOR?
15. YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS, WHAT?

Practice Sheet 5.D
16. YOUR HOME, WHERE?
17. PLAY, YOU LIKE what-DO?
18. YOU (how)-FEEL?
19. YOUR FAVORITE STORE, WHAT?
20. SIGN WITH FRIEND, YOU LIKE?

 

Related sentences:

Do you prefer to walk, bike, drive, or take the train?

How did you come to school?
 


 

Look, there's nothing special about the following story -- or any of the other stories in the curriculum.
You can make up your own story if you want.
The point is to tell a story using as many of the lesson vocabulary items as you can.

 

 

Story 5:  
MY BROTHER NOT GO SCHOOL. IX-(he) (negative-head-shake="not")-FEEL GOOD.  STAY HOME, COMPUTER SIT-(long time) PLAY-(long time), INTERNET, EMAIL THEIR-(singular)-(his) FRIEND. IX-(he) WANT WATCH MOVIE. PAST-(used to be) MOM DRIVE-TO MOVIE STORE. DRIVE-(back). NOW?  DOWNLOAD CAN. I THINK IX-(he) SHOULD GO DOCTOR.

Sample English interpretation
My brother didn't go to school.  He doesn't feel good.  Stayed home and played on the computer, surfed the net, emailed his friend.  He wanted to watch a movie.  It used to be that mom drove to the video store. Now we can download.  I think he should go to the doctor.

Notes regarding Story 5:
The concepts of "he," "she," and/or "they-(singular)" can each be expressed by using the general "index" (or pointing) sign which can be abbreviated in text as "IX" and is signed by simply pointing off to your dominant side.  It is context (clues from the rest of your story) that helps make your meaning understood. 

The sign FEEL (and most other signs) can be negated by simply shaking the head negatively while signing FEEL (which creates the meaning of "not feel"). For example, You could shake your head to negate "GO" to mean "not go."  If you add the sign "NOT" it simply emphasizes the fact that the person "didn't go."  In the sentence "HE (not) FEEL GOOD" you should shake your head negatively and use a somewhat distressed facial expression while signing "FEEL."  You can add the sign "NOT" or you can leave it out.  Adding the sign NOT simply makes it more obvious that the person wasn't feeling good.

The sign STAY can be done with either one or both hands.

 

To indicate "play a long time" you can do the sign PLAY using exaggerated movements either two or three times.

The sign
SIT-(long time) uses a slightly circular movement (not just up and down).

 

For discussion and an example of the Lesson 5 story see:  Lesson 5 story ►

Or if you've got access to YouTube here is a version of the Lesson 5 story:  https://youtu.be/T3TP65mkfQc


 


 

For a practice quiz, visit: Lesson 5 practice quiz

 



 

Extra Practice

Practice Sheet: 5.E
21. COMPUTER, CAN YOU F-I-X? (Can you fix computers?)
22. YOU LIKE DRIVE? (Do you like driving?)
23. YOU DRIVE-TO CHURCH? (Do you drive to church?)
24. YOU LIKE EMAIL? (Do you like using email?)
25. YOU WANT GO HOME YOU? (Do you want to go home?)

Practice Sheet: 5.F
26. YOU WANT GO OUTSIDE YOU? (Do you want to go outside?)
27. C-H-E-S-S YOU LIKE PLAY?  (Do you like to play chess?) (spell chess)
28. YOU THINK TEACHER NEED STAND? (Do you think teachers should stand)
29. YOU HAVE MANY DVD INDEX-(point off to side) HOME? (Do you have many DVDs at home?)
30. ALL YOUR FRIEND SIGN?  (Do all of your friends sign?)

Practice Sheet: 5.G
31. CAN YOU SPELL HIS/HER NAME? (Can you spell his (or her) name?)"
32. YOU DRIVE SLOW? (Do you drive slowly?)
33. ALL YOUR FRIEND HAVE COMPUTER? (Do all your friends have a computer?)
34. YOUR DAD GIVE-YOU COMPUTER? (Did your dad give you a computer?)
35. YOU HAVE INTERNET INDEX-(point off to the side) HOME? (Do you have Internet access at home?)

Practice Sheet: 5.H
36. YOU LIKE GO MOVIES? (Do you like going to the movies?)
37. YOU THINK CHILDREN SHOULD PUT-(away) THEIR TOYS? (Do you think children should put away their toys?) (Mime a couple of "putting away" movements)
38. YOU WANT STAY HOME WATCH MOVIE?  (Do you want to stay home and watch a movie?)
39. YOU WALK-TO SCHOOL? (Do you walk to school?)
40. YOU LIVE WITH YOUR MOM-DAD? (Do you live with your parents?)


Notes:  You can just spell "toys." Yes, there is a sign.  No, I'm not telling you what it is at this time.  Learn to live with a little uncertainty.


Check with your instructor or your syllabus regarding any graded quizzes for this lesson.

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Notes and tips:

 

Non-dominant Hand usage:  Rookie mistake: Spelling with your non-dominant hand when you have no compelling reason to do so. If you are going to sign left-hand dominant then fingerspell left-hand dominant (unless there is some specific reason such as a physical impairment or you are holding a ham sandwich).  "It just feels more comfortable" is perhaps "a" reason but keep in mind that you will cause some viewers to assume you are making a rookie mistake.  Skilled signers "do" occasionally spell with their non-dominant hand but we have reasons (holding something in the dominant hand, comparing and contrasting, showing relationships, intentional creative use of language for entertainment or amusement, etc.)

 




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