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ASL 100 Syllabi


COURSE SYLLABUS

COURSE: American Sign Language 100

TEACHER:
Ms. Brittany Adams


FULL YR: ONE CREDIT
Locations: World Language Department:

Romeo High School/Romeo Middle/ Powell Middle

I. COURSE DESCRIPTION
This course is designed to teach basic American Sign Language. Areas of study
will include: Vocabulary Development, Grammatical Features, Cultural
Awareness, and Conversational Fluency. These components will enable the
students to develop visual language skills. Discussion topics include historical
information such as sign origin, variations, production, and use of non-manual
features. Students will compare and contrast Deaf and Hearing cultural
perspectives as well as master basic linguistic structures in English and American
Sign Language. Classroom discussions will present opportunities to:
1.) Increase visual language fluency
2.) Analyze current level of function
3.) Identify occurrences of dual language functions: i.e. code switching,
pidginization and monolinguistic communication formats.

II. TEXTBOOKS/INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS

Primary Texts:

The American Sign Language Phrase Book, by Lou Fant

Movers & Shakers: People Who Changed the World by
Cathryn Carroll & Susan M. Mather (Dawn Sign Press)

Signing Naturally, by Cheri Smith, Ella Mae Lentz & Ken



Supplemental and Reference Texts:

Signing: How to Speak With Your Hands, Elaine Costello

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American Sign Language: A Student Text, Dennis Cokley

Student website: http://www.ASLdeafined.com


III. COURSE REQUIREMENTS

STUDENTS ARE EXPECTED TO:

A. Participate in all classroom activities using signs, gestures & print to
communicate.

B. Hand-in all class work and homework on time.

C. Report for additional tutorial if necessary during Seminar time if you feel
additional help is needed, or if required by your teacher. (Lunchtime
appointments are also possible with advance notice.)

IV. CLASS ATTENDANCE
See school policy - Student Handbook


V. EVALUATION/GRADING PROCEDURE

Grades will be based on class work, homework, quizzes, tests, classroom
activities, field trip, group discussions, and thematic projects.
Anyone caught cheating will be given an F on that assignment.

VI. Expected Projects:

1. Sign a childrens book / Poem
2. Sign a song of your choice
3. Present an academic topic from core classes
4. Present a Newscast (group)
5. Create Powerpoint on Deaf culture / person
6. Share deaf-related articles or current events in sign language

Grade Weights:

Homework and Participation: 10%
Tests, Quizzes, and Projects: 90%


GRADING SCALE
90% - 100% = A

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80% - 89% = B
70% - 79% = C
60% - 69% = D
0% - 59% = F


Please exchange your information with 3 other students so materials and/or lecture
information can be obtained should a class period be missed.



Student # 1

Name: __________________
Phone: __________________
Email: ___________________
Student # 2

Name: __________________
Phone: __________________
Email: ___________________





Student # 3

Name: __________________
Phone: __________________
Email: ___________________






Receptive/Expressive Skills:

The student will:


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1.0 Given receptive exposure, the student will demonstrate receptive readiness of
American Sign Language, (ASL)

2.0 Given opportunity for expression, the student will demonstrate expressive
readiness for ASL

3.0 Given targeted commands, questions, and statements, in ASL, the students will
demonstrate receptive readiness for ASL.

4.0 Given targeted commands, questions, and statements, in ASL, the students will
demonstrate expressive mastery of these in ASL.

5.0 Given targeted vocabulary items from class activities inn ASL, the student will
demonstrate receptive mastery of those items

6.0 Given targeted vocabulary items from class activities, the student will
demonstrate mastery of these items in American Sign Language

7.0 Given targeted conversations that facilitates behavior, the students will
demonstrate expressive and receptive mastery of conversations in American Sign
Language, (ASL)

8.0 Given targeted conversations that regulate behavior, the student will
demonstrate receptive and expressive mastery conversations in American Sign
Language, (ASL)

9.0 Given the opportunity, the student will demonstrate the ability to initiate,
conduct and terminate short context specific conversations in American Sign
Language, (ASL)

10.0 Given the opportunity, the student will attend at least two social functions of
the Deaf Community.