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Master'ASL!'
Week'10,'Day'20''
Lesson'Plan''Fall,'2014''
Instructor:'Ayisha'B.'Knight.Shaw'
Classroom:'JP'22'
Email:'Ayisha.Knight.Shaw@gallaudet.edu'
Office'hours:'Wednesdays'11:00am''noon'
Students:'12'hearing'students.'
Grade:'Freshman''

Date:'Wednesday,'November'3,'2014.'
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Lesson'Goal:'After'comparing'and'contrasting'the'racial,'
sociolinguistic,'economic,'linguistic'and'educational'systems'
between'the'two'schools,'students'will'be'able'to'elaborate'on'
the'conditions'of'Deaf'students'in'Massachusetts.'
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Lesson'Outcomes:''
Students'will'be'able'to:'
Students'will'be'able'to'discuss'cultural'diversity'in'
Deaf'schools.'
Students'will'be'able'to'present'an'ASL'story'about'
HMS'and'TLC'.'
Demonstrate'and'share'their'personal'stories'of'
identities'and'how'it'relates'to'Deaf'schools'in'MA.'
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Rubric'for'lesson'outcomes:'
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CATEGORY''

4''

3''

2''

1''

Sign'Accuracy'
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Signs'are'clear'and' Signs'are'accurate'
accurate'during'
and'clear'about'
most'or'the'entire' 80%'of'the'time'
presentation'

Props/Visual''
Aids'
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Student'uses'
Student'uses'1'prop' Student'uses'1'prop' The'student'uses'no'
several'props'
that'shows'
which'makes'the'
props'OR'the'props'
(could'include'
considerable'
presentation'better.'' chosen'detract'from'
costume)'that'show' work/creativity'and'
the'presentation.''
considerable'
which'make'the'
work/creativity'and' presentation'better.''
which'make'the'
presentation'better.''

Sign'placement'and' Signs'are'difficult'to'
direction'are'
read'
correct'50%'of'the'
time''

Facial'Expression'' Uses'appropriate'
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facial'expression'
during'entire'
presentation'to'
indicate'grammar'
and'stress'

Uses'good'facial'
expression'during'
most'of'
presentation'

Uses'some'facial'
expression'only'
when'making'an'
emphasis'

No'facial'expression'
noted'

Posture'and'Eye'
Contact''
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Stands'up'straight,'
looks'relaxed'and'
confident.'
Establishes'eye'
contact'with'
everyone'in'the'
room'during'the'
presentation.''

Stands'up'straight'
and'establishes'eye'
contact'with'
everyone'in'the'
room'during'the'
presentation.''

Sometimes'stands'
up'straight'and'
establishes'eye'
contact.''

Slouches'and/or'
does'not'look'at'
people'during'the'
presentation.''

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presented'with'
appropriate'
conceptual'sign'

English'sign'but'
corrects'self'

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Body'Language'
Body'language'is'
Body'language'
Some'Body'
Student'does'not'
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appropriate'during' supports'material' language'is'used'
use'any'body'
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entire'presentation' presented'but'isnt'
language'
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consistent'
Topic'of'discussion:'Schools'for'the'Deaf'in'MA,'specifically'
Classifiers'
Uses'classifiers'at' Classifiers'are'used' Attempts'to'use'
Doesnt'use'any'
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least'twice'during' but'do'not'
classifiers'but'not' classifiers'
the'Horace'Mann'School'for'the'Deaf'in'Allston,'and'The'
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presentation'that' appropriately'
correct'
Learning'Center'for'Deaf'Children'in'Framingham.''
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are'appropriate'and' express/support'
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correct'and'make' idea''
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the'content'more'
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efficient'
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Conceptually'
Entire'presentation' Students'mixes'
Some'concepts'are' Presentation'is'
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Accurate'
is'ASL'and'ideas'are' some'concepts'with' signed'in'ASL.'
conducted'in'
English'literal'
language'

Materials'Needed:'' PowerPoint'for'slides'to'be'projected.'
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Computer/Ipad'for'Quiz''
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PowerPoint'for'slides'to'be'projected.'
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Computer/Ipad'for'Quiz''
Master'ASL'DVD'
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Map'of'Massachusetts'
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Name'tags'
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Markers' '
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3'backpacks'
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Spoons'(enough'for'all'students)'
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A'food'item'to'share'with'the'entire'class'
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Todays'Activities:'
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Before'students'begin'class,'divide'them'two'groups,'and'pass'
out'name'tags,'and'markers.'Have'students'write'their'names'
on'their'name'tags.'
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Segregate'the'class'based'on'age,'telling'students'the'youngest'
students'must'stay'to'the'left'of'the'classroom.'(Your'
segregation'exercises'daily'can'be'blatant'or'subtle,'just'as'in'
life.'I'recommend'if'you'can'identify'students'who'are'being'
bullied'or'shy,'to'put'them'in'a'position'of'power'during'the'
class)'
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9:oo'am'Roll'Call:'Students'will'wear'their'name'tags,'and'
fingerspell'their'names'to'the'teacher.'(5minutes)'
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9:05'am''9:10'am:'Review'lesson'8'on'describing'people.'
PowerPoint'slides'1]7'Ayishas'Family'and'community'
(5minutes)'
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9:10'am''9:20'am:'Introduce'signs'for'communities'in'
Massachusetts'(10'minutes)'

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9:20'am''9:30'am:'Deaf'culture'note:'Deaf'schools'in'MA'
Horace'Mann'School'for'the'Deaf'and'The'Learning'Center'
for'Deaf'Children'(10'minutes)'
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9:30'am''9:40'am:'Slides'8]16'(10'minutes)'
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9:40'am''9:50'am:'Socioeconomic'impacts'on'students:'
Roxbury'vs'Framingham'(10'minutes)'
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9:50'am''9:55'am:'Check'in'and'feedback'from'students'
about'the'nature'of'todays'discussion,'and'their'feelings'
about'the'disparities'between'both'schools.'
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10:00'am:'Give'students'homework'assignment.'Dismiss.'
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Homework'assignment:'Students'will'create'an'ASL'story'
comparing'and'contrasting'the'Horace'Mann'School'for'the'
Deaf'and'The'Learning'Center'for'Deaf'Children'in'terms'of'
resources,'socioeconomic'impacts,'language'acquisition,'
and'cultural'identities.''Presentation'will'include'facts,'
figures,'and'photographs.'Extra'points'given'for'
incorporating'the'signs'bus,'dormitory,'cost,'and'money'
learned'from'Master'ASL'Unit'9.'
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Lesson'activity:'Have'all'students'sit'in'a'circle'on'the'floor'
to'be'as'comfortable'as'possible.'You'will'join'the'circle'as'
well.''When'everyone'is'comfortable,'place'three'
backpacks'in'front'of'you.''Starting'with'yourself,'tell'the'
students'that'in'this'first'backpack,'you'will'be'placing'all'
the'negative'words,'beliefs,'attitudes,'and'things'you'want'
to'get'rid'of'because'they'are'holding'you'back.''(I'cant'do'
math,'I'suck'at'lipreading,'I'hate'feeling'culture'shock'
every'time'I'go'home'to'my'hearing'family).''Pass'the'

backpack'around'the'circle'as'each'student'gets'an'
opportunity'to'communicate'their'experiences.''Once'
everyone'finishes,'thank'the'students'for'their'honesty'
and'bravery,'and'tell'them'you'will'each'have'the'
opportunity'to'individually'and'collectively'destroy'the'
backpack'and'its'contents'for'good.''(My'students'love'this'
part,'because'they'can'be'as'destructive'and'creative'as'
possible).''Physically'remove'the'backpack.'''
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Have'students'sit'down'again'in'a'circle,'and'bring'out'
the'second'backpack.''Starting'with'yourself,'tell'students'
this'time'we'will'be'unpacking'our'stereotypes'and'isms.'
For'example,'racism,'sexism,'homophobia,'ageism,'
multiculturalism,'etc.''For'example,'I'think'all'Asian'people'
are'bad'drivers,'I'think'all'white'people'are'rich,'I'think'all'
men'are'abusive.'''Once'again,'pass'the'backpack'around'
the'circle'as'each'student'expresses'their'opinions.''Put'
this'backpack'on'your'right'side.'''
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Place'the'third'backpack'in'front'of'you,'and'follow'
the'exercise'again,'but'now'tell'your'students'that'this'
round,'you'will'be'putting'all'your'knowledge'and'tools'
into.''For'example,'negotiation,'laughter,'facts,'critical'
analysis.''After'everyone'has'an'opportunity'to'share'their'
knowledge,'tools'and'skills,'place'this'backpack'on'your'
left'side.''Tell'your'students'that'there'are'always'choices'
in'life,'and'there'is'always'duality,'and'often'times'many'
layers.'''
Explain'that'in'the'body,'energy'comes'in'through'the'
left,'and'leaves'through'the'right'in'a'continuous'circle,'
and'that'its'important'to'strive'for'balance,'whether'in'
school,'the'Deaf'community,'or'the'world.''Tell'the'story'of'
the'two'wolves,'their'daily'balance,'and'which'one'
survives'(depending'on'which'one'you'feed).''Pass'out'
spoons'to'each'student'in'the'circle,'and'pass'out'a'food'
item'to'share.''I'chose'nuts'for'mine,'but'as'Guthrie'

pointed'out,'there'are'a'lot'of'nut'allergies,'so'you'can'
choose'something'that'is'safe'for'all'students.'''
'''Once'everyone'has'shared'in'the'collective'meal,'explain'
that'in'the'Deaf'community,'we'believe'in'collectivism.'
Share'examples'of'this,'and'then'invite'students'to'share'
their'experiences.''Close'the'activity'with'the'quote'You'
are'not'a'drop'of'water'in'the'ocean,'you'are'the'entire'
ocean'in'a'drop'of'water.'
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Unit'quiz:'Jeopardy'Game'based'on'Master'ASL'Unit'9'
created'by'Ayisha'Knight]Shaw.''
To'play:'http://jeopardylabs.com/play/enter]title186883'
Topics'covered'in'Jeopardy'quiz:'
Deaf'Schools'
Deaf'Agencies'
Money'
Getting'around'town'
Segregation'and'history'
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Throughout'the'unit,'we'will'have'covered'these'different'
subjects'through'reading,'discussions,'and'videoclips.''To'
make'the'test'valid,'practical,'reliable,'authentic,'and'with'
washback,'we'will'be'using'two'approaches.''If'the'test'is'
taken'in'class,'the'teacher'will'project'the'quiz'onto'a'
screen,'and'will'sign'the'questions,'with'the'students'
signing'the'answers.''Teacher'can'give'immediate'
feedback'and'assess'what'information'may'need'to'be'
expanded'upon'or'taught'with'a'different'approach.'''
'''The'second'option'is'having'each'student'download'the'
game'onto'their'computer,'and'using'the'quicktime'app'
and'webcam,'sign'their'answers,'record'the'two'clips'
together,'and'send'the'answers'to'the'teacher.''Given'that'
95'percent'of'my'students'have'no'computers,'students'

can'go'to'the'library'or'local'agency'to'use'the'computers'
for'free.''You'can'grade'the'test'by'score'(100,'200,'300,'
400,'500),'or'you'can'divide'by'10'to'make'the'scores'(10,'
20,'30,'40,'50)'depending'on'how'much'weight'you'want'it'
to'be'worth.'
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