Author:
Camille Daw, Mimi Fahnstrom, Amber Hoye
Subject:
Languages
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Level:
High School, College / Upper Division, Career / Technical
Tags:
  • Agree
  • Classifiers
  • Debate
  • Disagree
  • Group Discussion
  • Handshapes
  • Opinion
  • Questions
  • Thoughts
  • License:
    Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike
    Language:
    English

    Debates,Novice Mid, ASL 102, Lab 07

    Debates,Novice Mid, ASL 102, Lab 07

    Overview

    Students will challenge themselves by testing their knowledge of handshapes.  They will test how many signs they know that use the same handshape. The main activity includes agreeing or disagreeing to questions and explaining why you answered that way.

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    About the Activity

    Description:

    Students will challenge themselves by testing their knowledge of handshapes.  They will test how many signs they know that use the same handshape. The main activity includes agreeing or disagreeing to questions and explaining why you answered that way.

    Proficiency Level:

    Novice-High

    Keywords:

    Debate, agree, disagree, handshapes, classifiers, questions, opinion, thoughts, group discussion

    World-Readiness Standards:

    • 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 3.2 Students acquire information and recognize the distinctive viewpoints that are only available through American Sign Language and Deaf culture.

    Idaho Content Standards for World Languages:

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

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

    • COMP 2.2: Compare and contrast appropriate gestures and oral expressions in the target culture with the learner’s culture

    NCSSFL-ACTFL Can-Do Statements:

    • I can debate in a group setting

    • I can share my opinions with others

    • I can justify my own thoughts and opinions

    • I can contribute to a group discussion

    Materials Needed:

    Warm Up and Main Activity

    Warm-up

    Part one: Name quiz

    Students will be asked to write 5 various names on the white board to practice fingerspelling.  

    1. Charlotte

    2. Amelia

    3. Harper

    4. Elijah

    5. Mason

    Once finished, ask students to reflect and see what was difficult and why

     

    Part two:

    • Assign each student a hand shape (ex: HS-5, HS-1, HS-Closed O, HS-B, HS-S, HS-A)

    • On whiteboards, have the students write down as many signs as they can that use that hand shape in 1.5 minutes

    • Once the time is up, have each student sign the words they came up with. If the other students have any signs to add to the list, feel free to add.

    Main Activity

    Debates

    1. Go over any new signs (debate, cochlear implant, etc)

    2. Write them on the board and sign them

    3. Students will take turns drawing a debate card from the deck

    4. They will sign the card to the rest of the lab group, then everyone will hold up their sign that either says “agree” or “disagree”

    5. Have each student explain their reasoning so that the activity is more engaging

    6.  

    Wrap Up

    Wrap-up

    • Which topics did we struggle with?

    • Which topics did we like?

    • Also, have students self-assess themselves!

    End of lab:

    • Read can-do statements and have students evaluate their confidence with cards

    • 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 debate in a group setting

    • I can share my opinions with others

    • I can justify my own thoughts 

    • I can contribute to a group discussion