Discourse Mapping a Procedural text – “How to Cook with Cast Iron”

Developed by Mark Halley

Competencies Addressed:  Discourse mapping; Comprehension: English discourse

Time Required for Activity: 60 mins

Objective: 

To create a discourse map of a video text explaining how to clean and cook with cast iron skillets.

In this video, a narrator from YouTube cooking channel Tasty explains how to clean and cook with cast iron skillets.

The activity […]

By | 2018-08-02T17:34:51+00:00 July 19th, 2018|English competency, Language focus, Activity, Novice, Discourse Mapping, English to ASL, 60 mins, Message Coherence|Comments Off on Discourse Mapping a Procedural text – “How to Cook with Cast Iron”

Understanding Language Register in English

Definition Examples
This style of communication rarely or never changes and thus is ‘frozen’ in time and content. Wedding vows, Miranda rights, Lord’s Prayer, Pledge of Allegiance, historical speeches
Definition Examples
This language is used in formal settings and is one-way in nature. This use of language usually follows a commonly accepted format. It is […]

By | 2017-12-20T19:02:59+00:00 December 20th, 2017|English competency, Activity, Educator, Mentor/Supervisor, 30 mins|Comments Off on Understanding Language Register in English

Practice Discourse Mapping “What’s The Best Age To Learn A Second Language?”

Best way to learn a second language videoDeveloped by Mark Halley

Competencies Addressed:  Message Coherence

Time Required for Activity: 30 mins

Objective:  To improve message coherence when interpreting a fast and challenging English text into American Sign Language.

In this video, Dr. Sapna Parikh discusses the process of […]

By | 2018-08-02T17:36:00+00:00 November 1st, 2017|English competency, Language focus, Production: English Discourse, Knowledge-Rich, Activity, Hearing interpreter, Novice, Discourse Mapping, 30 mins, Message Coherence|Comments Off on Practice Discourse Mapping “What’s The Best Age To Learn A Second Language?”