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Learning about fingerspelling in “Meet Roberta Cordano, The First Female, Deaf President Of Gallaudet University”

Developed by Mark Halley

Competencies Addressed:  Fingerspelling

Time Required for Activity: 10 mins

Objective: 

To improve fingerspelling reception from an ASL text.

In this video, Roberta “Bobbi” Cordano is interviewed about being the president of Gallaudet University.

Prediction

You will watch a video in which Roberta “Bobbi” Cordano talks about being the president of Gallaudet University. President Cordano fingerspells many terms at a […]

2019-02-02T12:47:16-06:00October 20th, 2018|

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 in this post is based on:

Winston, E.A. & Monikowski, C.M. “Discourse Mapping: Developing Textual Coherence […]

2019-02-02T12:54:00-06:00July 19th, 2018|

Practice Message Coherence with Consecutive Interpreting in “What’s The Best Age To Learn A Second Language?”

Developed by Mark Halley

Competencies Addressed:

  • Message coherence
  • Consecutive interpreting
  • Discourse mapping
  • Use of Space

Time Required for Activity: 30 mins

Objective: 

To practice spatial structuring in an ASL text.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 language acquisition, focusing on second language acquisition […]

2019-02-02T12:54:11-06:00July 17th, 2018|

Consecutive Interpretation for “How sugar affects the brain”

Developed by Mark Halley

Competencies Addressed: Specialized knowledge and other

Time Required for Activity: 30 mins

Objective: 

To learn about specialized knowledge (brain chemistry) and how to do prepare for such work ahead of time.

In this video, neuroscientist Dr. Nicole Avena explains how sugar affects the human brain.

 

Prediction

You will interpret a video in which Dr. Avena explains how sugar affects […]

2019-02-02T13:14:52-06:00July 12th, 2018|

Using Prediction Skills in Testimony re: VRI in Medical Settings

Developed by Mark Halley

Competencies Addressed:  Cultural competency , prediction Skills, Comprehension: ASL discourse

Time Required for Activity: 10 mins

Objective: 

To use background knowledge and cultural competency to predict content in an ASL text.

In this video, Ronald Hartman provides testimony to a government official about his experience using Video Relay Interpreting (VRI) in a medical setting.

Prediction

You will watch a […]

2019-02-02T13:16:04-06:00July 12th, 2018|

Learning about ASL Semantics “Sexist Sign?”

Developed by Mark Halley

Competencies Addressed:  ASL semantics

Time Required for Activity: 10 mins

Objective: 

To learn about ASL semantics of a particular ASL sign and consider how to interpret discussion of this sign into English.

In this short video, Jay Krieger asks whether a particular ASL sign is sexist. Specifically, he questions whether it is a sign that is or should be used […]

2019-02-02T14:56:41-06:00April 20th, 2018|

Learning about depiction in ASL in “Neil deGrasse Tyson: Want Scientifically Literate Children?” – Simultaneous

Developed by Mark Halley

Competencies Addressed:  Depiction in ASL

Time Required for Activity: 20 mins

Objective: 

To practice production of depiction when interpreting in ASL (specifically roleshift/constructed action & dialogue)

In this video, astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson shares his ideas about how to help children become scientifically literate. In his short explanation, Dr. Tyson describes a number of ideas which may evoke […]

2019-02-02T14:58:04-06:00March 28th, 2018|

Learning about prediction skills in “The Mask You Live In”

Developed by Mark Halley

Competencies Addressed: Prediction, Cultural Competency

Time Required for Activity: 15 mins

Objective: 

To consider the possible English translations of a number of signs in an ASL text.

In this video, AJ Williams provides an update about a community screening of “The Mask You Live In.”

Prediction

 You will watch a video in which AJ Williams provides an update […]

2019-02-02T14:58:16-06:00March 28th, 2018|

Learning about Comprehending Foreign Signers in “Cultural Heritage Vignettes ASL Part II”

Developed by Mark Halley

Competencies Addressed: Cultural Competency

Time Required for Activity: 20 mins

Objective: 

To learn about Comprehending Foreign Signers from an ASL text.

In this video, Mr. Hongyu Xu, introduces viewers to the Chinese martial art of Taijiquan.

Prediction

You will watch a video in which Mr. Hongyu Xu introduces viewers to Taijiquan, also known as Tai Chi. What do you […]

2019-02-02T14:58:27-06:00March 28th, 2018|

Learning about Chunking Skills “Three Basic Principles of Personal Finance”

Developed by Mark Halley

Competencies Addressed: Chunking skills/Spatial Structuring

Time Required for Activity: 20 mins

Objective: 

To learn about Chunking Skills from an English text.

In this video, Aaron Patzer provides a short introduction to personal finance management.

Preparation

You will watch a video in which Aaron Patzer, CEO of Mint, offers some tips to […]

2019-11-16T16:09:14-06:00March 27th, 2018|