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Lesson 9:

Objectives:
___ Discussion topic:  Code Switching
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Discussion topic:  Contact Sign Language
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Discussion topic:  Bilingual-Bicultural approach
___ Discussion topic:  Numerical Incorporation
___ I have taken the Lesson 9 Practice Quiz
___ I have taken the general practice quiz for this lesson.  See: PRACTICE QUIZZES
 

 Vocabulary:
 BASEMENT

 BATHTUB
 COUCH
 DOOR-[Variations: open, open door, close door, closet]
 DRESSER
 DRY-[Version: "dryer"]
 GARAGE
 GARBAGE
 KITCHEN
 LIGHTS
 MICROWAVE
 
REFRIGERATOR
 SHOWER
 SINK -(S-I-N-K)
 STOVE-(S-T-O-V-E)
 TABLE-[desk]
 WINDOW-[Variations open-window, close-window]
 YESTERDAY
 
 Review and/or clarify:
 THERE
 WHAT-KIND

 WITH, together, variation "go-steady"
 SOMEONE (something, single)
 NUMERICAL INCORPORATION] The process of including a number in a sign.


Practice Sheet 9.A
01.  YOU LIVE BASEMENT APT? (Do you live in a basement apartment?)
02.  BATH, SHOWER, YOU PREFER WHICH? (Which do you prefer, taking a bath or taking a shower?)
03.  YOUR BATHROOM HAVE T-U-B? (Does your bathroom have a tub?)
04.  YOU TOGETHER-steady SOMEONE? (Are you going steady with someone?)
05.  YOUR COUCH, COLOR? (What color is your couch?)

Practice Sheet 9.B
06.  GARAGE HAVE?
07.  CAR HAVE? HOW-MANY DOORS? (Do you have a car?--if so--How many doors?)
08.  YOUR HOUSE, GARBAGE, WHO "throw out?" [mime "throw out"] (Who takes out the garbage in your house?)
09.  YOUR DRYER, G-A-S, [bodyshift] ELECTRIC WHICH? (Is your clothes dryer gas or electric?)
10.  THAT TABLE, COLOR? (What color is that table?)

Practice Sheet 9.C
11. TOOTHPASTE YOU,  what-KIND?  (What kind of toothpaste do you use?)
12.  YOU PREFER STOVE, MICROWAVE, WHICH? (Would you rather cook using a stove or a microwave?)
13.  YOUR REFRIGERATOR, what-COLOR? (What color is your fridge?)
14.  AMBULANCE, PAST-[before] YOU? (Have you ever been in an ambulance?)
15.  DEAF PREFER KITCHEN, WHY? (Why do deaf people tend to gather in the kitchen?) [better lighting]

Practice Sheet 9.D
16.  YESTERDAY YOU SHOWER? (Did you shower yesterday?)
17.  YOUR S-I-N-K, COLOR? (What color is your sink?) [Fingerspell "S-I-N-K"]
18.  YOUR PANTS, YOU PUT DRESSER, "HANG-UP" WHICH? (Do you keep your pants in a dresser or do you hang them up?)  [Mime "hang up" using an X-hand as the "hanger" and an index-finger as the "bar."]
19.  YOUR BEDROOM HAVE WINDOW?  (Is there a window in your bedroom?)
20.  YOUR HOUSE, HOW-MANY BATHROOM?  (How many bathrooms are there in your house?)


Signing notes: 
"Battery" and "electric" can both use the same sign.
People ask me, "Why did you include the sign for "ambulance" in a Level-1 curriculum?"  Response: It isn't about the sign for "ambulance," it is about the sign for "light" and the various ways we can change the basic sign "light" to mean such things as "microwave," "overhead lighting" "emergency vehicle warning lights" and similar concepts. Once you get a feel for the basic concept of "lighting" it is easy to understand sentences like, "SOMEONE CAR "headlights on!"


Story 9

YESTERDAY me-HELP-him BROTHER MOVE. HE BEFORE LIVE BASEMENT A-P-T. NOW HOUSE HIMSELF. HOUSE SMALL. GARAGE ZERO-(none). STOVE, REFRIGERATOR WASH-MACHINE, DRY DRY-(dryer), TABLE, MICROWAVE ALL IN KITCHEN. SINK WINDOW-(sign "window" further out and above the sink") WASH-DISH CAN LOOK-(out window) CHILDREN PLAYING WASH-DISH. BATHROOM SMALL, BATH-T-U-B ONLY, not-HAVE SHOWER. BEDROOM MEDIUM, DRESSER HAVE. LIVE-ROOM HAVE COUCH, TV, WINDOW SMALL, (Show the size of a small square window by tracing the outline of the window with the tips of your index fingers.)

STORY NOTES: "MEDIUM" uses a sign that is halfway between small and large.


For a practice quiz, visit: Lesson 9 Practice Quiz 
Check with your instructor or your syllabus regarding any graded quizzes for this lesson.


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Curriculum revision notes and lesson archive:
In a never ending effort to improve, this website is under constant construction

Below are sentences and or signs which are being phased out of this lesson as well as other material that may be phased into the lesson.

* TOOTHPASTE
* SAY
* GARAGE HAVE? CL:3-(vehicle, "park")++ HOW-MANY CAN?  (Do you have a garage? --if so-- How many cars will it fit?) will be phased out of this level of the curriculum. This is how it was signed: Show the sign "GARAGE" and sign "HAVE" while raising your eyebrows.  Then if the person you are signing to nods "yes," then you use the Classifier-3 handshape to show several cars parked side by side in a garage, and then ask "HOW-MANY CAN? - using slightly furrowed eyebrows.

* YOUR REFRIGERATOR CL:BB-"side-by-side-double-doors?" (Is your refrigerator the kind that has the freezer on the side?)

* KNOW TOOTHPASTE BRUSH-TEETH, WHAT-KIND TOOTHPASTE YOU?
What kind of toothpaste do you use?

* YOUR BATHROOM HAVE T-U-B AND SHOWER? (Does your bathroom have both a tub and a shower?)

* TUB, SHOWER TOGETHER, SEPARATE, WHICH? (Are your bathtub and your shower combined or are they separate?)