Author:
Camille Daw, Mimi Fahnstrom, Amber Hoye, Izabelle Finner, Claire Oberg
Subject:
Languages
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Level:
High School, Community College / Lower Division, College / Upper Division
Tags:
  • Goodbye
  • Greetings
  • Hello
  • Introductions
  • License:
    Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike
    Language:
    English

    Introductions, Novice Low, ASL 102, Lab 01

    Introductions, Novice Low, ASL 102, Lab 01

    Overview

    Students will get to know you and each other by practicing prior skills that they have learned. They will then have the opportunity to challenge their knowledge and try to communicate and guess different names and/or situations.

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    About the Activity

    Introduction & Heads Up  

    Description:

    Students will get to know you and each other by practicing prior skills that they have learned. They will then have the opportunity to challenge their knowledge and try to communicate and guess different names and/or situations.

    Proficiency Level:

    Novice Moderate

    Keywords:

    Greetings, introductions, hello, goodbye

    National Standards for Learning American Sign Language:

    • “Standard 1.1 Students engage in conversations and correspondence in American Sign Language to provide and obtain information, express feelings and emotions, and exchange opinions.”

    • “Standard 1.2 Students comprehend and interpret live and recorded American Sign Language on a variety of topics.”

    • “Standard 1.3 Students present information, concepts, and ideas in American Sign Language to an audience of viewers on a variety of topics.”

    Idaho Content Standards for World Languages:

    • COMM 1.1 Interact and negotiate meaning (spoken, signed, written conversation) to share information, reactions, feelings, and opinions 

    • COMP 1.1 Observe formal and informal forms of language. 

    • COMM 2.1 Understand, interpret, and analyze what is heard, read, or viewed on a variety of topics. 

    NCSSFL-ACTFL Can-Do Statements:

    • I can introduce myself

    • I can communicate basic information about myself

      • I can sign where I grew up

      • I can sign what I like to do

      • I can sign what I am going to school for

    • I can answer questions about myself

    Materials Needed:

    Warm Up and Main Activity

    Warm-up

    Introductions and Kahoot Quiz!

    1. Introduce yourself with your AdobeSpark card and have the other students introduce themselves (with whatever you want: name, major, minor, a fun fact...etc.) 

    Good morning/afternoon. How is everyone? My name is ______. Today we are going to talk about introductions. Let’s go in a circle and sign your name, major/minor, etc.

    1. Students will be taking the Lab Rules kahoot quiz. The ASL iPad has kahoot on it, once you’re in there go to Kahoots> Week 1 lab rules game> Play> Classic> give your students the kahoot game pin, once everyone is in go ahead and start the game. 

    Please pull out your phones/computers to take a quick quiz.

    Main Activity

    Heads Up

    1. Use the Heads Up app on the iPad to practice signing. To begin, pick a deck that lends itself well to beginning signers, like animals.

    Today we will be playing Heads Up.

    1. Have one person hold up the ipad without seeing the animal, and have the other students try to give clues to the guesser.

    One person will hold the ipad up while the others give clues to what the word is. 

    1. If they guess correctly, flip the ipad down quickly to move onto the next animal. If they would like to pass, flip the ipad up quickly to move onto the next animal.

    If you guess correctly, flip the ipad down, if you want to pass, flip it up.

    1. Once time runs out, give the ipad to the person next to you and play another round.

    Once the time runs out, pass the ipad to the person next to you and play again.

     

    Wrap Up

     Wrap-up Questions:

    Come back together as a group and ask students:

     

    1. How confident are you on this content?

    2. Any questions?

    End of lab:

    • Read can-do statements and have students evaluate their confidence with thumbs up/down or have them rate 1-5 on how they feel after the activity

    • Encourage students to be honest in their self evaluation

    • Pay attention, and try to use feedback for future labs!

    NCSSFL-ACTFL Can-Do Statements:

    • I can introduce myself

    • I can communicate basic information about myself

      • I can sign where I grew up

      • I can sign what I like to do

      • I can sign what I am going to school for

    • I can answer questions about myself