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ASL 1:  First Semester ASL
(Units 1-3, Lessons 1-15)

Unit 1 = Lessons 1 - 5

Lesson 1:
I have a copy of the Syllabus 
I am able to define the term ASL
I know  the common handshapes used in ASL.
I am able to fingerspell my name in ASL
I am able to count to five in ASL (numbers)
I am able to briefly describe the history of ASL
I am able to briefly state the gist of Deaf Culture
I have a basic idea of the meaning of  Signed English
I have a basic idea of the meaning of  Pidgin (contact signing)
I have a basic idea of the meaning of  Cued Speech
I have a basic idea of the meaning of  Rochester Method
I have taken ASL 101 Lesson 1 quiz #1  
I have thought about what Research Paper I'm going to do
I am able to recognize and sign the vocabulary for this lesson
I am able to recognize and sign the practice sentences and story for this lesson
I am done with Lesson 1
 


Lesson 2  
I am able to recognize and use the "yes/no" non-manual marker
I am able to recognize and use the "wh" non-manual marker
I am able to recognize and produce each letter of the fingerspelled alphabet
I am able to use Indexing to sign personal pronouns
I am able to name several (3 or more) methods of Pluralization 
I am able to show  Possession and I know the sign for "have."
I can show who did what to whom by using Directionality
I am able to recognize and use head-nod for affirmation
I am able to recognize and use head-shake for negation
I am able to recognize and use the "agent" affix
I understand the basics of asking for clarification of a sign
I am able to recognize and sign the vocabulary for this lesson
I am able to recognize and sign the practice sentences and story for this lesson
I have taken the Lesson 2 Quiz
I am done with Lesson 2


Lesson 3  
Facial Expressions
I am able to recognize and sign
numbers 11-20
I am able to define "
initialization"
I am able to establish tense
I can name four sign
parameters
I can define the word
"predicate"
I can explain how ASL deals with "ing, s, and ed" suffixes
I understand that ASL has its own syntax
I am able to recognize and sign the practice sentences and story for this lesson
I have taken the Lesson 3 Quiz
I am done with Lesson 3


Lesson 4  
I know what NMM stands for.
I can give an example of at least one NMM.
I can demonstrate a few iconic signs. (
Iconicity of Signs)
I can change the meaning of signs by modifying the way I sign them. (
Inflection)
I know my numbers
from 21-30.
I can give at least one example of "reversal of orientation for negation"
I can define the term "classifier." 
I can give at least one example of a "
Classifier: V"
I am able to recognize and sign the practice sentences and story for this lesson
I have taken the Lesson 4 Quiz
I am done with Lesson 4


Lesson 5  
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 Directional Verbs
I am able to recognize and sign the practice sentences and story for this lesson
I have taken the Lesson 5 Quiz
I am done with Lesson
5


Unit 2
Lesson 6  
I know how to deal with time concepts
I understand the "time line" concept and o'clock
I can recognize and sign numbers 101-999
I understand Adjective-Noun Sequence
I am able to recognize and sign the practice sentences and story for this lesson
I have taken the Lesson 6 Quiz
I am done with Lesson
6

Lesson 7  
I know how to get attention for  and take turns during a conversation
I understand the concept of "Dominant Hand"
I can recognize and sign numbers 1,000-999,999
I understand the significance of "ABCOS15"
I am familiar with the concept of repeating the pronoun
I am able to recognize and sign the practice sentences and story for this lesson
I have taken the Lesson 7 Quiz
I am done with Lesson
7

Lesson 8  
I know a bit about ...Gallaudet, Thomas Hopkins
I know a bit about ...Gallaudet University
I can recognize and sign numbers 1,000,000 and up
I understand the concept of Classifier: H
I am able to recognize and sign the practice sentences and story for this lesson
I have taken the Lesson 8 Quiz
I am done with Lesson
8

Lesson 9 
I know 20 more vocabulary concepts, plus do the practice sentences, and story
Discussion topic:  Code Switching
Discussion topic:  Contact Sign Language
Discussion topic:  Bilingual-Bicultural approach
I am able to recognize and sign the practice sentences and story for this lesson
I have taken the Lesson 9 Quiz
I am done with Lesson
9

Lesson 10 
Discussion topic:  Cardinal Numbers
Discussion topic:  Ordinal Numbers
Discussion topic:  Loan Signs-(define)
Discussion topic:  Lexicalized Fingerspelling:
I am able to recognize and sign the practice sentences and story for this lesson
I have taken the Lesson 10 Quiz
I am done with Lesson
10

Practice Test:  Takes about 15 minutes to load on a slow bandwidth
Transcript Documentation
Certificate of Completion


Unit 3
lesson11
Discussion topic:  Sentence types
Discussion topic:  Conjunctions
Discussion topic:  Telecommunication Devices for the Deaf (TTY)
I am able to recognize and sign the practice sentences and story for this lesson
I have taken the
Lesson 11 Quiz
I am done with Lesson
11

lesson12
Discussion topic:  Name Signs
Discussion topic:  Time (non-manual inflections)
I
Discussion topic:  Incorporation of Time
Discussion topic:  Habituality
I am able to recognize and sign the practice sentences and story for this lesson
I have taken the Lesson 12 Quiz
I am done with Lesson
12

lesson13
Discussion topic:   Interpreters
Discussion topic:  Close Captioning
Discussion topic:  Public School
I am able to recognize and sign the practice sentences and story for this lesson
I have taken the Lesson 13 Quiz
I am done with Lesson
13

lesson14
Discussion topic:  Top-down literacy approach 
Discussion topic:  Regularity
Discussion topic:  Duration
I am able to recognize and sign the practice sentences and story for this lesson
I have taken the Lesson 14 Quiz
I am done with Lesson
14

lesson15
Discussion topic:  Review and discuss: TALK-WITH [INTERVIEW]
Discussion topic:  Classifier: 1
Discussion topic:  SELF  
I am able to recognize and sign the practice sentences and story for this lesson
I have taken the Lesson 15 Quiz
I am done with Lesson
15


ASL 2: Second Semester ASL
(Units 5-8, Lessons 16 - 30)

Unit 4
lesson16
Discussion topic:  (review and clarify) ALWAYS, PAST
Discussion topic:  Temporal Adverbs
Discussion topic:  Plurals-(general)
I am able to recognize and sign the practice sentences and story for this lesson
I have taken the Lesson 16 Quiz
I am done with Lesson
16

lesson17
Discussion topic:  Mainstreaming
I am able to recognize and sign the practice sentences and story for this lesson
I have taken the Lesson 17 Quiz
I am done with Lesson
17

lesson18
Discussion topic:  Manually Coded English
Discussion topic:  Classifier: A
Discussion topic:  Classifier: 3
I am able to recognize and sign the practice sentences and story for this lesson
I have taken the Lesson 18 Quiz
I am done with Lesson
18

lesson19
Discussion topic:  Pidgin Signed English? (Contact Signing)
I am able to recognize and sign the practice sentences and story for this lesson
I have taken the Lesson 19 Quiz
I am done with Lesson 19

lesson20
Discussion topic:  Incorporation of Size and Shape
Discussion topic:  Classifier: C
Discussion topic:  Classifier: G
Discussion topic:  Classifier: R 
I am able to recognize and sign the practice sentences and story for this lesson
I have taken the Lesson 20 Quiz
I am done with Lesson 20


Unit 5
lesson21
Discussion topic:  CL:V (review and clarify)
Discussion topic:  Role Taking
Discussion topic:  Gender
Discussion topic:  Classifier: V (review and clarify)
I am able to recognize and sign the practice sentences and story for this lesson
I have taken the Lesson 21 Quiz
I am done with Lesson 21

lesson22
Discussion topic:  Fingerspelling Abbreviations
I am able to recognize and sign the practice sentences and story for this lesson
I have taken the Lesson 22 Quiz
I am done with Lesson 22
Discussion topic:  Fingerspelling Abbreviations

lesson23
Discussion topic:  Review: EQUAL-[fair, level]
Discussion topic:  Indexing on the Non-Dominant Hand
Discussion topic:  Classifier: 4
I am able to recognize and sign the practice sentences and story for this lesson
I have taken the Lesson 23 Quiz
I am done with Lesson 23

lesson24
Discussion topic:  Comparison Adjectives
Discussion topic:  Classifier: Quantifiers
Discussion topic:  Classifier: 5
I am able to recognize and sign the practice sentences and story for this lesson
I have taken the Lesson 24 Quiz
I am done with Lesson
24

lesson25
Discussion topic:  Adverbs in ASL
Discussion topic:  Conceptually Accurate Signs  
I am able to recognize and sign the practice sentences and story for this lesson
I have taken the Lesson 25 Quiz
I am done with Lesson 25

I have submitted my Research Report complete with citations and permission to publish.
Practice Vocabulary Test:  (Note: this page is only advised for those with high speed connections.)


Unit 6
lesson26
lesson27
lesson28
lesson29
lesson30


Unit 7
lesson31
lesson32
lesson33
lesson34
lesson35


Unit 8
lesson36
lesson37
lesson38
lesson39
lesson40


Unit 9
lesson41
lesson42
lesson43
lesson44
lesson45


Fingerspelling 101

Fingerspelling Introduction
Fingerspelling 2
Fingerspelling 3
Fingerspelling 4
Fingerspelling 5
Fingerspelling 6
Fingerspelling 7
Fingerspelling:  Lexicalized
Fingerspelling Font download page

Fingerspelling Quizzes

 

ASL Numbers 101

 Numbers discussion
 Numbers 1-10
 11-20
 21-30
 31-40
 100-900
 1000 and up
 Fractions 

Extended

The "Tell 'em" Curriculum
The "Find out" Curriculum
 


 


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