• Mr. J Jones Class
  • American Sign Language/Ameslan 1, 2, 3, & 4
There are 4 basic rules

1 - Voices off - Talking in front of a Deaf person is not only rude, but because sounds are VERY distracting for hearing people, it interferes with the learning process (kinda hard to pay attention and learn when a couple of students are chatting about some interesting things that happened over the weekend.)

2 - Eye contact - This applies to everyone,whether I am the signer, another student is signing, etc. Not only is lack of eye contact telling the signer that you have no interest in what they're saying, but from an educational standpoint if you're not watching, you're not learning.

3 - Participation - Students cannot just sit there passively and stare. You need to actively be signing back as well. This helps to reinforce what you're learning and helps me to ensure you're paying attention and I can correct any errors. From a Cultural standpoint, conversations between Deaf people are very interactive. Lots of "give and take."

4 - Respect - All throughout history, Deaf people have had to deal with a lack of respect from the hearing world. Thus, there is still a large measure of distrust. Being respectful of the Deaf will go a long ways towards earning their trust. Being respectful in an educational setting is important too. The teacher works hard to prepare lessons. Some students REALLY want to be in ASL and are very motivated to learn. Respecting that will help the class to run smoothly and everyone can learn and enjoy the time in class.

*ANYONE NOT FOLLOWING THESE 4 SIMPLE RULES WILL BE GIVEN A DETENTION AND WILL FORFEIT ANY CLASS PARTICIPATION POINTS EARNED IN THAT CLASS PERIOD!

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Lesson 1 - Personal Pronouns
Lesson 2 - PossessivesLesson 3 - Basic Sentence Structure: Sentences with VerbsLesson 4 - NegativesLesson 5 - Basic Sentence Structure: Present and Past TenseLesson 6 - Basis Sentence Structure: Object + Subject + VerbLesson 7 - ImperativesLesson 8 - WH-QuestionsLesson 9 - Noun-Verb PairsLesson 10 - Basic Sentence Structure: Using ModalsLesson 11 - Adverbials of Place: HERE and THERELesson 12 - Existential HAVELesson 13 - Mass QuantifiersLesson 14 - More NegativesLesson 15 - More Directional VerbsLesson 16 - Time Measurements Incorporating NumberLesson 17 - Using a Clause as TopicLesson 18 - Verb Inflection: -REPEATEDLYLesson 19 - Adjective Modulation: VERY-Lesson 20 - Conditional SentencesLesson 21 - Pluralizing ClassifiersLesson 22 - Outlining for Shape and Detail