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American Sign Language lII


Fingerspelling and numbers will be graded very strictly for fluidity and clarity-not necessarily speed. Use the time now to continually improve your signing skills with numbers and letters using the "practice drill books" links below.


In class Tuesday 12/3:
Practiced for performance tomorrow!

In Class Monday 12/2:
Practiced song in class. Filmed and peer critiqued. Can do this again tomorrow in class. Must show Mrs. Campbell for points. 

In class Wednesday 11/20:
Worked on expressive career presentation and song.

In class Tuesday 11/19:
receptive test

In class Monday 11/18:
Do "Living in the Hearing World" 
Unit 17 part 2 start at 6:53
Be ready for receptive test on Tuesday.
Work on Career presentation
Continue to work on performance.

In class Friday 11/15:
Fingerspelling Lesson 16 (last one!)
Number practice (p.125)
start with  Unit 17 part 1
at 28:41 and continue with Unit 17 part 2
Descriptionary (pages 126-127) in Unit 17 part 2

In class Thursday 11/14:
Disrupted Plans (p. 122-124). 
Video starts at 17:05.
p. 122 questions for narrative 1 on projector. Write Narrative 1 on separate paper then continue on in your packet. Staple them together and turn in. 

In class Wednesday 11/13:
Do pages 121-122 in packet "Beginning Conversations" starting @ 8:12 on Unit 17 video.
We worked on Career project and Song

In class Tuesday, 11/12:
First page of packet (signing about your weekend) and "Signing weekend" on page 120. (just summarize each day of the weekend on a separate paper). 

In class Friday 11/8:
Fingerspelling lesson 13 (UPS DRIVER).
We worked on career project research.


In class Wednesday 11/6:

In class Friday 11/1:
Bird of different feather Test

In class Thursday 10/31:

In class on Wednesday 10/30:
In packet page 98 and page 99. Watch unit 16 video.

In class and outside Practice due Wednesday 10/30:
BoDF Chapter 9 and Describing Objects on Unit 16 video @ 10:54

In class and outside Practice due Tuesday 10/29:
BoDF Chapter 8.

In class Friday BoDF Chapter 7 due Monday

In class and due Friday BoDF Chapter 6 
Song meaningful due Friday

Outside Practice due Thursday 10/24:
BoDF Chapter 5 literary questions. Work on Song Meaningful due Friday.

In class Wednesday 10/23:
BoDF Chapter 5 on your own work on meaningful for song.
BoDF Video (Chapter 5 starts at 19:40)

Outside Practice due Wednesday 10/23:
BoDF Chapter 4 literary questions. Work on Song Meaningful due Friday.

In class Tuesday 10/22:
Chapter 4 BoDF in class.

In Class Monday 10/21:
Do Chapter 3 BoDF on your own on chromebooks. Do literary questions at the end. Packet due Tuesday.
BoDF Video (chapter 3 starts at 10:04)

Outside Practice due Monday 10/21:
BoDF Chapter 2 completed and literary questions done.
You will grade it with the sub and then we will go over all answers for discussion on Tuesday when I get back.

In class Friday 10/18:
Fingerspelling Lesson 11 'Short Words" (or "My Friend").

BoDF Chapter 1 was graded and turned in. BoDF Chapter 2 was started.

In class Thursday 10/17:
BofDF Chapter 1. The literary questions should be completed. we will discuss the answers tomorrow.

In class Wednesday 10/16:
Do pages 87-88 (1st 2 pages of unit 1 packet). Watch the video from Beginning to 2:28. Then do page 95 "Picture It" from 14:43-17:43. Turn both in when done.
The n work on Movie review video questions and Meaningful Song.

In class Friday 10/11:
Fingerspelling Lesson 10 (my vacation)

Outside Practice for Friday:
work on expressive story due Tues.
Work on Movie review due the 22nd.
Song meaningful due the 25th.

Outside practice due Wednesday 10/9:
Review vocab from unit 15, review country signs, review English Idioms. receptive test Wednesday.

Outside Practice due Monday 10/7:
Work on English version of story with inflection verbs and all 6 idioms labelled clearly to be turned in on Monday.

In class Friday 10/4:
Fingerspelling Lesson #9 in class
"Who AM I? Answered questions from video.

Outside Practice due Thursday 10/3:
"A Show of Hands" p. 69 in packet.
Watch Unit 15 part 1 video starting at 20:09.
Audism Questions due tomorrow.

Work on English version of story with inflection verbs and all 6 idioms labelled clearly to be turned in on Monday.

Outside Practice due Wednesday 10/2:
Unit 15 video at 15:55
Expressive story written in English due Monday with Idioms (ASL and ENGLISH) and inflected verbs labelled. (one paper with both names for a daily activities grade.)

Outside Practice due Tuesday 10/1:
Do Number Practice on page 67 of packet.
Video is Unit 15 part 1 starting at 13:51.

Outside practice due Friday 9/27:
Unit 15 part 1 video at 8:39 do all 4 situations "telling about unexpected changes" in packet.
Classifier/mouth morpheme quiz on Monday. No more Show and Tell.

In class Thursday:
Discussed English Idioms (1st 5 from list).

Outside Practice for 9/24:
Work on sports presentations and study country signs.

Outside Practice for 9/23:
Show and Tell: you must use at least 1 mouth morpheme from the packet (see right side of website under Mouth morpheme video), and at least 2 classifiers  of your choosing. If everyone gets 20/20 I will not require this assignment again:)
Please try to incorporate the mouth morphemes and classifiers into the "interesting facts" or "short story" part of the show and tell rubric.
Practice sports presentation due Wednesday.
Country signs quiz on Thursday-study video.

In Class Friday 9/20:
Fingerspelling Lesson 6 (must be done in class-no video).

Outside Practice for Thursday 9/19: Be ready to sign mouth morpheme sentence with the correct mouth morpheme.

Outside Practice for Wednesday 9/18: Do Classifier Activity 1. Write down which classifier used for each sentence.


Here is the vocab list for all units and all handouts.

ASL 3 handouts


ASL Idioms #1-#35

Video Links:


Unit 13 vocab

Unit 13 Key Phrases

Unit 14 vocab

Unit 14 Key Phrases

Unit 15 vocab

Unit 15 Key Phrases

Unit 16 vocab

Unit 16 Key Phrases

Unit 17 vocab

Unit 17 Key Phrases

Units 13-17 key phrases


ASL 3 Course Documents

Temporal aspect/Inflection videos:

YouTube Video


YouTube Video

YouTube Video

YouTube Video

Classifiers and Mouth morphemes:

Classifier video #1


Classifier video #2

Classifier video #3

Classifier video #4

Mouth Morphemes


Signing Naturally Units 13-17 videos:

Bird of a Different Feather.MPG

Bird of a Different Feather

Essential Learning Outcomes

  1. You will be able to communicate effectively in the target language in the present, past and future tense.
  2. You will be able to receptively and expressively use classifiers in appropriate ASL grammar.
  3. You will watch,  discuss and prepare a signed "essay"  completely in ASL.
  4. You will improve your receptive skills through a variety of media such as internet signed videos, signed stories, etc.
  5. You will gloss, and sign a performance in ASL.