Sign Language

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*Course description

~This course will teach students the foundation skills for American Sign Language (ASL) Students will learn a signing vocabulary to include: fingerspelling; numbers 1 – 99; Religious signs and Biblical names; colors; animals; some basic verbs and nouns; emotions; family, and foods. They will use vocabulary in meaningful contexts to develop comprehension. Three basic sentence structures will be taught, with plenty of review and practice to allow students to develop confidence. Students completing Sign 1 will have conversational understanding and abilities to interpret small portions of the Service with assistance.

~The focus of level 1 is vocabulary and smooth sign production.

~Classes will meet weekly for 30-45 minutes and review videos will be available online of each lesson taught. If a class is missed-the review video is available to catch up. Comprehension will be tested at the completion of each lesson.

~Sign 1 will meet weekly with the following schedule:

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July 10- introduction, alphabet, numbers – Begin Lesson 1 -practice time last 10 minutes.

July 17-Quick Review, Continue Lesson 1 – Practice time last 10 minutes

July 24-Quick Review-Complete Lesson 1-Practice time last 10 minutes

July 31-Comprehension Testing Lesson 1-Begin Lesson 2-Practice time last 10 minutes

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August 7-Quick Review-Continue Lesson 2-Practice time last 10 minutes

August14 -Quick Review-Complete Lesson 2-Practice time last 10 minutes

August 21-Comprehension Testing Lesson 2-Begin Lesson 3-Practice time last 10 minutes

August 28 -Quick Review-Continue Lesson 3-Practice time last 10 minutes

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September 4 -Quick Review-Complete Lesson 3-Practice time last 10 minutes

September 11 -Comprehension Testing Lesson 3-Begin Lesson 4-Practice time last 10 minutes

September 18-Quick Review-continue Lesson 4-Practice time last 10 minutes

September 25 -Anniversary Sunday Week-No Class-Review online Videos

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October 2 -Quick Review-Complete Lesson 4-Practice time last 10 minutes

October 9-Comprehension Testing-Begin Lesson 5-Practice time last 10 minutes

October 16-Quick Review-Continue Lesson 5-Practice time last 10 minutes

October 23-Quick Review-Complete Lesson 5-Practice time last 10 minutes

October 30-Comprehension Testing-Begin Lesson 6-Practice time last 10 minutes

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November 6-Quick Review-Continue Lesson 6-Practice time last 10 minutes

November 13-Quick Review-Complete Lesson 6-Practice Time last 10 minutes

November 20-Comprehension Testing-Begin Lesson 7-Practice time last 10 minutes

November 27-Quick Review-Continue Lesson 7-Practice time last 10 minutes

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December 4-Quick Review-Complete Lesson 7-Practice time last 10 minutes

December 11-Comprehension Testing-Begin Lesson 8-Practice time last 10 minutes

December 18-Quick Review-Continue Lesson 8-Practice time last 10 minutes

December 25-Merry Christmas!-No class

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January 1-Happy New Year!-No class

January 8-Review-Complete Lesson 8-Practice time last 10 minutes -(Kayla)

January 15-Comprehension Testing-Begin Lesson 9-Practice time last 10 minutes (Kayla)

January 22-Quick Review-Continue Lesson 9-Practice time last 10 minutes(Kayla)

January 29-Quick Review-Finish Lesson 9-Practice time last 10 minutes(Kayla)

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February 5-Comprehension Testing-Begin Lesson 10-Practice time last 10 minutes (Kayla)

February 12-Quick Review-Continue Lesson 10-Practice time last 10 minutes(Kayla)

February 19-Quick Review-Finish Lesson 10-Practice time last 10 minutes(Kayla)

February 26-Comprehension Testing-Begin Lesson 11-Practice time last 10 minutes(Kayla)

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March 4-Quick Review-Continue Lesson 11-Practice time last 10 minutes

March 11-Quick Review-Finish Lesson 11-Practice time last 10 minutes

March 18-Comprehension Testing-Begin Lesson 12-Practice time last 10 minutes

March 25-Quick Review-Continue Lesson 12-Practice time last 10 minutes

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April 1-Quick Review-Finish Lesson 12-Practice time last 10 minutes

April 8-Happy Easter! No Class

April 15-Comprehension Testing-Begin Lesson 13-Practice time last 10 minutes

April 22-Quick Review-Continue Lesson 13-Practice time last 10 minutes

April 29-Quick Review-Finish Lesson 13-practice time last 10 minutes

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May 6-Comprehension Testing-Review Bible Names-Sign 1 completed!

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