Practice depiction in clip by Felicia Williams about Deaf Schools

Developed by Shanna Grossinger

Time Required for Activity:  5 mins

Competencies Address: ASL Grammar, Use of Space, Depiction

Objective(s):

Learners will:

  • practice depiction in the re-telling of an English transcript
  • compare their own work with original ASL source

In this video, different individuals share perspectives of why they valued attending a deaf school. Each activity focuses on one person’s perspective.  

Step One: Generation

Translation by ASLized

Read the following English transcript of a segment of the video “Deaf Schools.”  Re-tell this information in ASL.  We recommend recording your work so you can compare it to the original video later in this process.

FELICIA WILLIAMS (NEW JERSEY SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF)

Looking back, I met a person named, “Kim Arrigo,” a Deaf teacher who introduced me to Deaf culture and ASL. Her expressions were so powerful and I became more inspired to communicate more freely in my language.

 

Step Two: View the Source

Now watch the original ASL text from which the English transcript was generated.  Watch the clip of Rebecca Lovitch (2:32-2:46)  and compare how she shows the information.  You may choose to focus on different skills in your analysis including ASL grammar, use of space, or classifiers – as well as overall use of depiction.

You may also want to shadow the signer, copying what they do to focus on some of the skills you see in the text.

Be sure to turn off the CC and audio to be able to focus on the ASL. 

Note on the video: If you watch it more than once, the coding that plays just an excerpt will not work. You can either refresh the page, or manually start and stop the video.  This section is from 2:32-2:46.

CAMILLE JETER-LORELLO (MICHIGAN SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF):

When I attended a Deaf school, I was assigned to read Edgar Allen Poe’s work in English class. I had difficulty understanding “The Raven,” but I had a Deaf teacher who was also fluent in ASL. I understood the story completely and learned English with ease.

Step Three: Re-Tell the Segment

Translation by ASLized

Now that you have seen the original source, re-tell this information in ASL.  We recommend recording your work so you can compare it to the original video later in this process.  Try to incorporate what you learned from watching the original video.

FELICIA WILLIAMS (NEW JERSEY SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF)

Looking back, I met a person named, “Kim Arrigo,” a Deaf teacher who introduced me to Deaf culture and ASL. Her expressions were so powerful and I became more inspired to communicate more freely in my language.

By | 2018-07-10T19:58:29+00:00 July 10th, 2018|Language focus, Classifiers, ASL Grammar, Use of Space, Interpreting: English to ASL, Activity, Hearing interpreter, 5 mins, Novice, Depiction|Comments Off on Practice depiction in clip by Felicia Williams about Deaf Schools