ASL 10/11/12 – Tuesday November 7 / Wednesday November 8

Today I marked your final VGC projects.

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I issued an imagery challenge considering this is Remembrance Day week.

There are two poems I can think of that illustrate the imagery of war and its aftermath.

The first is “In Flanders Fields” by John McCrae and the second is “Dulce et Decorum Est” by Wilfred Owen. 

Both poems are copied and pasted below with bold sections.

Your challenge was to see what you could do with signing the bolded sections – this is an English language to ASL language challenge, but our skills with describing images can be used as a stepping stone in between. Create a mental picture from the imagery you read in the poem, then sign that mental image. Try it! We’ll be discussing this before we move on to our new unit next week. 

 

In Flanders Fields by John McCrae

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
    Between the crosses, row on row,
  That mark our place; and in the sky
  The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead.   Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
  Loved and were loved, and now we lie
      In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
  The torch; be yours to hold it high.
  If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
      In Flanders fields.

 

Dulce et Decorum Est by Wilfred Owen

Bent double, like old beggars under sacks, 
Knock-kneed, coughing like hags, we cursed through sludge, 
Till on the haunting flares we turned our backs, 
And towards our distant rest began to trudge. 
Men marched asleep. Many had lost their boots, 
But limped on, blood-shod. All went lame; all blind; 
Drunk with fatigue; deaf even to the hoots 
Of gas-shells dropping softly behind. 
 
Gas! GAS! Quick, boys!—An ecstasy of fumbling 
Fitting the clumsy helmets just in time, 
But someone still was yelling out and stumbling 
And flound’ring like a man in fire or lime.—
Dim through the misty panes and thick green light, 
As under a green sea, I saw him drowning. 
 
In all my dreams before my helpless sight, 
He plunges at me, guttering, choking, drowning. 
 
If in some smothering dreams, you too could pace 
Behind the wagon that we flung him in, 
And watch the white eyes writhing in his face, 
His hanging face, like a devil’s sick of sin; 
If you could hear, at every jolt, the blood 
Come gargling from the froth-corrupted lungs, 
Obscene as cancer, bitter as the cud 
Of vile, incurable sores on innocent tongues,— 
My friend, you would not tell with such high zest 
To children ardent for some desperate glory, 
The old Lie: Dulce et decorum est 
Pro patria mori.

ASL 10/11/12 – Friday November 3 / Monday November 6

I let you have time to work on your projects today. Your outline: 

Final VGC Project:

  1. Find a picture that is important to you personally. (can be an image of people or things you love, a photo that you took, a picture of something you made, etc) – the point is you will know the picture’s entire significance.
  2. You will sign at least
    1. 5 DIFFERENT nouns and describe them fully (noun, description, behaviour)
    2. 4 DIFFERENT facial expressions (making a list of what nouns need them is helpful)
    3. 2-3 additional sentences about the picture to give us an explanation of why it’s important or what context it has in your life.

 

Due on November 7 or 8 (depending on which day your class is). No notes allowed when you sign, you will sign with a buddy.

ASL 10/11/12 – Wednesday November 1/Thursday November 2

Today I gave you a work period to work on this assignment:

Final VGC Project:

  1. Find a picture that is important to you personally. (can be an image of people or things you love, a photo that you took, a picture of something you made, etc) – the point is you will know the picture’s entire significance.
  2. You will sign at least
    1. 5 DIFFERENT nouns and describe them fully (noun, description, behaviour)
    2. 4 DIFFERENT facial expressions (making a list of what nouns need them is helpful)
    3. 2-3 additional sentences about the picture to give us an explanation of why it’s important or what context it has in your life.

 

Due on November 7 or 8 (depending on which day your class is). No notes allowed when you sign, you will sign with a buddy.

ASL 9/Intro 11 – Wednesday November 1/Thursday November 2

Today we worked on collecting your projects:

1. The quick brown fox video: My peer tutors will take you out of the room next class and help you use my computer to film you fingerspelling your name and the sentence “The quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dogs.” You will not need to memorize this – the sentence will be in front of you.

 

2. Conversation with a partner: You will do a short MEMORIZED dialogue between you and your partner that is very short. It will consist of you introducing each other and asking each other how you are. Script in English is:

Hi. My name is ____. What’s your name?

My name is _____. How are you?

I’m _____. How are you?

I’m ______. Bye!

Bye!

 

I also handed this out, due on November 7/8: 01. Sound Hearing and Hearing Loss – there will be a homework check for completion and we will discuss it then.

ASL 10/11/12 – Monday, October 30/Tuesday October 31

Today we had our VGC test.

I also showed this video: https://www.facebook.com/exploretheworld2017/videos/vb.632893436761354/1656876901029664/?type=2&theater

Next class I will:

  1. catch up with any last Apples to Apples images that need to be signed
  2. deal with any interims that have not been completed
  3. give you time to work on your final projects (see below)

 

Final VGC Project:

  1. Find a picture that is important to you personally. (can be an image of people or things you love, a photo that you took, a picture of something you made, etc) – the point is you will know the picture’s entire significance.
  2. You will sign at least
    1. 5 DIFFERENT nouns and describe them fully (noun, description, behaviour)
    2. 4 DIFFERENT facial expressions (making a list of what nouns need them is helpful)
    3. 2-3 additional sentences about the picture to give us an explanation of why it’s important or what context it has in your life.

ASL 9/Intro 11 – Thursday, October 26/Friday October 27

We had our vocabulary quiz today. 

 

I sent your interim reports home – please make sure that you have your parents sign them and bring them back to me. We also played some charades/Guesstures.

 

As a heads up about two upcoming assignments. You’ll get time to work on both next week:

1. The quick brown fox video: My peer tutors will take you out of the room next class and help you use my computer to film you fingerspelling your name and the sentence “The quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dogs.” You will not need to memorize this – the sentence will be in front of you.

 

2. Conversation with a partner: You will do a short MEMORIZED dialogue between you and your partner that is very short. It will consist of you introducing each other and asking each other how you are. Script in English is:

Hi. My name is ____. What’s your name?

My name is _____. How are you?

I’m _____. How are you?

I’m ______. Bye!

Bye!

ASL 9/Intro 11 – Tuesday October 24 / Wednesday October 25

Quiz on these words next class:

Today we talked about Deaf Donald and Talkie Sue – please don’t be Talkie Sues: 

I showed you the story of the Tortoise and the Hare only using 8 signs (turtle, rabbit, win, lose, fast, slow, race, tree).

We worked on our interim reports – I need to sign and send these home so they were done in class.

As a heads up about two upcoming assignments. You’ll get time to work on both after the quiz next class:

  1. The quick brown fox video: My peer tutors will take you out of the room next class and help you use my computer to film you fingerspelling your name and the sentence “The quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dogs.” You will not need to memorize this – the sentence will be in front of you.
  2. Conversation with a partner: You will do a short MEMORIZED dialogue between you and your partner that is very short. It will consist of you introducing each other and asking each other how you are. Script in English is:

Hi. My name is ____. What’s your name?

My name is _____. How are you?

I’m _____. How are you?

I’m ______. Bye!

Bye!

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