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Lesson 34:

Resources:
Level 03 (Lessons 31 - 45) Practice Cards (in MS Word .doc format)

Vocabulary:

CHARACTER
ESTABLISH-[set-up]
GOAL
LOCATIONS-[top, bottom, side, beneath]
MUSIC-[song, sing, singer, POETRY]
OCEAN/sea
PAY-ATTENTION-[focus, concentrate]
RACE-[compete]
RIVER
ROCK / stone
SKATING-[ice-skating, roller-blading]
SKI
SKILL-[good-at, talent]
THEATER-[act, actor, drama, play, show]
VOLLEYBALL
TEMPERATURE


Review vocabulary: 
ACTOR  |  BELOW-[less_than]  |  BOTTOM  |  FINISH-TOUCH  |  GALLAUDET / glasses / Moses  |  GONE  |  ICE-SKATE  |  LOCATION-area  |  POETRY  |  QM-wig  |  RIVER  |  SAME-as  |  SIDE  |  SKIP  |  TALK  |  TOP  |  UNDER-subordinate  | 


 

Practice sheet 34.A
01. FUNNY BOOK CHARACTER, YOUR FAVORITE, WHO?
02. what-SIGN B-O-T-T-O-M-[fs]? (or substitute TOP, or SIDE)
03. POETRY, YOU WRITE?
04. OCEAN, YOU LIKE SWIM YOU?
05. YOU NEED PAY-ATTENTION ASL TEACHER, WHY?

Practice sheet 34.B
06. CAR RACE, YOU LIKE WATCH? 
07. RIVER YOU FINISH-TOUCH, what-NAME?
08. YOU LIKE ROCK COLLECT YOU?
09. YOU LIKE SKATING-[roller] YOU?
10. YOU SNOW SKI YOU?

Practice sheet 34.C
11. YOU LIKE VOLLEYBALL?
12. YOU SKILL WHAT?
13. what-SIGN A-C-T-O-R?
14. YOU SWIM SAME FISH YOU?
15. BUILD THING, YOU SKILL YOU?

Practice Sheet 34.D
16. YOU SET GOAL YOURSELF, WHAT?
17. SUPPOSE THIS CLASS, YOU SKIP, MUST BRING-to-here EXCUSE QM-wig? (If you are absent from class do you have to bring an excuse?)
18. DURING TEST, CAN TALK QM-wig?
19. GALLAUDET UNIVERSITY, ESTABLISH WHEN? [1864]
20. YOUR NEPHEW HAVE ASL BOOK?

 


 

NOTES:

ADA: Americans with Disabilities Act: The ADA is a law that requires reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities. Among many other things, the ADA helps promote the provision of interpreters and captioning.


DASHES: Glossing Note: When you see dashes between letters, that generally means to fingerspell the word.  Also, sometimes you might see "fs" when someone is writing about ASL. The letters "fs" are sometimes used as a shorthand for "fingerspell."

 

GENDER: Cultural note: ASL is much less gender (male/female) specific than most languages. It might just be the most gender-free language on the planet.  (Good topic for a research paper, eh?) For example: In ASL we don’t use two separate signs for actor and actress. Also, there is no distinction between the signs "HE" and "SHE."  You just point off to the side, (or if the person is in the room you point at them).
 

Signing Note: Some instructors don’t like teaching the initialized versions of BREAKFAST, LUNCH, and DINNER, they prefer the “EAT-MORNING” “EAT-NOON” and “EAT-NIGHT” versions. But many Deaf out in the real world use the initialized versions.  In real life every skilled ASL user will instantly recognize the initialized versions of breakfast, lunch, and dinner.  Many skilled ASL signers use the initialized versions as their preferred signs. Thus a strong argument could be made that those versions have indeed been adopted into ASL. Yet you will still see disagreement amongst instructors.  When in doubt, as a student you should do it the way your current instructor does it because he or she is the one giving you a grade. Your current instructor gets to be "right" for 10 to 15 weeks (or however long your class lasts).  Then after the class is over, go interact with the Deaf Community and sign the way you see signing being done by native Deaf adults (especially those who attended Deaf Schools). If you happen to be taking a general "ASL Proficiency exam" I recommend you use non-initialized versions of signs whenever possible.  For example, instead of signing RED with an "R" hand, just use an "index finger" instead.  How do you know which signs have two versions?  You learn them via taking classes and interacting with the Deaf community.

 

ABSENT: In this lesson I include the concept of "absent."  There are several ways to sign absent. I am choosing to sign it as "GONE."  However, the SKIP sign is also very commonly used.

 


ACTOR

BELOW-[less_than]

BOTTOM

CHARACTER

ESTABLISH-[set_up]

FINISH-TOUCH

GALLAUDET / glasses / Moses

GOAL

GONE

ICE-SKATE

LOCATION-area

MUSIC

OCEAN/sea

PAY-ATTENTION-[focus, concentrate]

POETRY

QM-wig

RACE-[compete]

RIVER

ROCK / stone

SAME-as

SIDE

SKI

SKILL

SKIP

TALK

TEMPERATURE

THEATER-[act, drama, play, show]

TOP

UNDER-subordinate

VOLLEYBALL

 


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