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1 Unit 8 Based on Master ASL, J. Zinza © 2011 Natasha Escalada-Westland Describing People: Lessons

2 Unit 8 Describing People: Goals To describe people’s physical appearances To describe personality traits and characteristics To improve ASL narrative skills To learn about Deaf-Blind communication To discuss health issues To describe the natural world and environment Based on Master ASL Level One by Jason Zinza

3 Unit 8 Describing Physical Characteristics, p. 294 In general, Follow this sequence: 1.Gender 2.Ethnicity / background (optional) 3.Height 4.Body type 5.Eyes, hair and other details such as clothing But remember; a strongly identifying trait will often be enough for a brief description.

4 Unit 8 Describing Physical Characteristics, p. 294 There are cultural (and personal) differences in what Deaf people and hearing people view as polite. Hearing: Deaf: “He’s a big African-American guy.” “He’s fluffy.” This sentence is not considered rude unless you exaggerate or pair it with a negative or disgusted look on your face.

5 Unit 8 To be chubby, fat, p. 295

6 Unit 8 To be thin, p. 295

7 Unit 8 Body

8 Unit 8 To be in good shape (average,medium), p. 295

9 Unit 8 Hair, p. 295

10 Unit 8 To be well built, muscular, p. 295

11 Unit 8 To be bald, p. 295

12 Unit 8 Look like p. 295 strongly resemble

13 Unit 8 Face, p. 295

14 Unit 8 Freckles, acne (add red for acne), p. 295

15 Unit 8 Gut, belly, p. 295

16 Unit 8 To lose weight, slim down, p. 295

17 Unit 8 Pregnant, p. 295 Showing pregnancy Concieve, not showing pregnancy

18 Unit 8 When describing people: Point toward these body parts – eyes, ears, nose Short and tall share the same signs as child and adult Fingerspell DA for disabled and HC for handicapped First sign hair, then add the color

19 Unit 8 Signing about Ethnicity or Skin Color Be respectful! Don’t exaggerate or use unflattering facial expressions Remember: One sign may carry several concepts – Hispanic/Latino/Mexican Black/African American White/Caucasian Indian/Native American Hearing (often feel) : Detailed description of race or body type may be considered impolite. Deaf (often feel): Detailed description of race or body type is matter of fact; a description of what the eyes see.

20 Unit 8 Skin, Ethnicity, p. 297

21 Unit 8 Asian

22 Unit 8 Black, African, African-American, p. 297

23 Unit 8 From India, East Indian, p.297

24 Unit 8 American Indian, Native-American, p. 297

25 Unit 8 Latino/a, Hispanic, Mexican, p. 297 LSM sign for “Mexico”

26 Unit 8 Arab (Middle Eastern), p. 297 Saudi sign for “Arab”

27 Unit 8 White, Caucasian, p. 297

28 Unit 8 Half, p. 297

29 Unit 8 To Mix, mixed race, p. 297

30 Unit 8 Regions of the World

31 Touch Finish? Have you been? Unit 8 What areas of the world have you been to?

32 Unit 8 Asking about background I was wondering (curious) where you’re from? What race or ethnicity are your parents (or family)? Unit 8

33 List 1, pg. 1

34 Unit 8 List 1, pg. 2

35 Unit 8 Describe each person to a partner following correct the ASL sequence.

36 Unit 8 Describe each illustration using the correct sequence.

37 Unit 8 Match the English words or phrases to the best signed concept. 1.Drop a few pounds 2.Skinny 3.Pot belly 4.Muffin top 5.Acne 6.Obese 7.Balding 8.Get in shape 9.Plump 10.Buff 11.Spare tire

38 Unit 8 Resemblances – Using the signs look like and look strong, describe each pair below. Use complete sentences to describe similarities and differences.

39 Unit 8 Each picture gives information about a person’s background and ethnicity. Explain using a complete sentence. YOU?

40 Unit 8 Describe the people below using a complete sentence Unit 8

41 Translate each sentence into an ASL sentence. Use alternative signs for ethnicity. Use the sign bank on the right. Unit 8 1.I am African American. 2.They are from Asia. 3.We are Asian Americans. 4.She is Mexican American. 5.I am Native American and Black. 6.He is half White, half Middle Eastern.

42 Unit 8 Describing Ethnicity & Places Describe the ethnicity of your family or friends. Create a dialogue with a partner comparing and contrasting backgrounds and ethnicities of yourself or your friends. How do you identify yourself? Where is your family from? Where have you been in the world? Your dialogue should include the following: 1.Greetings 2.Discussion of ethnicity/background & places described above. (3 sentences each) 3.A farewell

43 Rubric for Ethnicity Dialogue: rate your dialogue: 4=great, 1=poor 1.Length – 2.Target Vocabulary – 3.NMS 4.Fluency 1.4 sentences each 2.“curious” or “ethnicity” 3.Questions, negation, other 4.Signed smoothly or with hesitancy/mistakes

44 Unit 8 Handicapped or Disabled? Consider the following: Disability = not-able Handicap = anything that makes success more difficult If being “normal” means succeeding in a career or school, starting and raising a family, and actively participating in one’s community, then what does it mean when a Deaf person achieves those goals? What about somone who does not have a disability and doesn’t achieve certain life goals? The word “handicapped” describes a person who is unable to function owing to some property of the environment. Therefore, someone requiring a wheelchair may or may not be handicapped, depending on whether ramps are available. Using this criteria, who else could be considered handicapped? Do you find the labels Handicapped and Disabled accurate or useful when describing Deaf people? Why or why not?

45 Unit 8 Deaf Native Americans, p. 299 For hundreds of years Native Americans, particularly the Plains Indians, have used sign language to communicate. It is certain that American Sign Language borrowed signs from this sign language, similar to the way English speakers borrow words from other languages. The Deaf native American community is proud of their rich legacy of sign languages. The Intertribal Deaf council works hard on behalf of Deaf Native Americans to preserve their unique heritage and promote awareness of their valuable contributions to the Deaf World. To learn more visit – htm Unit 8

46 Hair Unit 8

47 Hairstyles p. 301 Unit 8

48 Hairstyles p. 301 Unit 8

49 Unit 7 To brush one’s hair p. 259 Unit 8

50 Unit 7 To comb one’s hair, p.259 Unit 8

51 Unit 7 To blow dry one’s hair p. 259 Unit 8

52 To Braid Unit 8

53 Unit 7 To shave (2 variations) p. 259 Unit 8

54 Hairstyles Practice Page Unit 8

55 Using Classifiers to Describe What CL handshape would you use to sign the concepts below? A Line of people Rope A crew/buzz cut Cornrows Pigtails A little bit of water A stray hair A soul patch Unit 8 Classifier Handshapes

56 Unit 8 A Good Hair Day, MASL p. 303 Watch the DVD and answer the following questions. 1.What do you think these 3 signs mean? Why? 2.Why does Kelly think working there could be fun? 3.What does Kelly think she can do while working? 4.What are some reasons you think would change Kelly’s mind? 5.What do you think about Kelly’s idea? Unit 8

57 What I Look Like, MASL p. 303 Watch the DVD and answer the following questions. 1.What is Kelly’s ethnicity? 2.Is Kelly tall or short? 3.Is she wearing sandals? 4.How does Kelly wear her hair? 5.What 3 words does Kelly fingerspell? Unit 8

58 Personality & Character

59 Unit 8 Afraid

60 Unit 8 Broken-hearted, grieving (grief)

61 Unit 8 Embarrassed

62 Unit 8 Emotional

63 Unit 8 Frustrated Once: “I’m frustrated!” Ongoing: “I have been frustrated for awhile (over and over)!”

64 Unit 8 Motormouth, talkative

65 Unit 8 Nervous, anxious, jumpy

66 Unit 8 Nosy, In other people’s business

67 Unit 8 Personality

68 Unit 8 Polite, formal

69 Unit 8 Rude, disrespectful

70 Unit 8 Strong, (confident, courageous,)

71 Unit 8 Weak, puny

72 Unit 8 Worry

73 Unit 8 to Tend to (do something)

74 Unit 8 “Deaf tend their…” Culturally Deaf people tend to do these things… Something Deaf people do…

75 Unit 8 List 2

76 Unit 8 Signing Traits Complete the following sentences using the suggested vocabulary. Don’t forget to close your sentence. Suggested Vocabulary I don’t mind…I always…Sometimes I… I never… In the past, I… I don’t like… afraidnervousfrustrated talkativeheartbrokenpolite nosyembarrassedrude

77 Unit 8 S/he tends to… Complete the above sentence with each concept below. Include the correct facial expression. Close your sentence. 1.Shy 2.Emotional 3.Nosy 4.Worry 5.Embarrassed 6.Frustrated 7.Nervous 8.Broken-hearted 9.Motor-mouth

78 Unit 8 Which community exhibits the following traits and beliefs? Deaf people tend to… Hearing people tend to… 1.Breaking eye contact is rude 2.It takes a long time to say good- bye 3.Don’t like facial expressions 4.Love to get together and chat 5.Love music 6.Stop to chat when someone says “How are you?” 7.Often hug and shake hands when saying hello or good-bye 8.Believe nosiness is bad 9.Believe nosiness is good 10.Always stop to say “Hello” and “How are you?”

79 Unit 8 Personality Quiz – MASL red book, p. 309 Unit 8

80 Good & Bad Traits Make a list with a partner outlining personality traits you like and dislike in a friend. Then describe your ideal friend in complete ASL sentences. Positive TraitsNegative Traits Unit 8

81 Match the signs to their opposites a b c d e f g h i j Unit 8

82 a b c d e f g h i j Answers: 1c, 2d, 3b, 4j, 5i, 6f, 7h, 8g, 9e, 10a Unit 8

83 My Friend Tara - MASL p. 310 Respond to the following in complete sentences: 1.List 3 of Tara’s personality traits: a._____________ b._____________ c._____________ 2.What is one of Tara’s pet peeves? 3.What does Tara enjoy doing? 4.Which sports does Tara play? 5.Sean & Tara are good friends despite what? Big-head, know-it-all, arrogant Unit 8

84 Health Unit 8

85 Alright, okay Unit 8

86 Allergies, to be Allergic Unit 8

87 to be Better Unit 8

88 Chicken pox Unit 8

89 have a Cold, Sniffles Unit 8

90 to Cough Unit 8

91 Doctor Unit 8

92 Feel Unit 8

93 Fever Variation 2 Unit 8

94 Heal, Get better Unit 8

95 Medicine Unit 8

96 Nauseated, sick to one’s stomach Unit 8

97 Sneeze Variation 2 Unit 8

98 Sore throat Unit 8

99 to Sprain Unit 8

100 Remove tonsils Unit 8

101 to Vomit Unit 8

102 To catch or have (an illness), get (sick) POW! Unit 8 Version 1 Version 2

103 Unit 8 Response to a sneeze Variation 2 Unit 8

104 to Hurt, pain: this sign moves location depending on where the pain is headache Variation 2 Stomach ache Unit 8

105 Blood, to Bleed this sign moves location depending on where the blood is Bloody nose Bloody arm Unit 8

106 List 3

107 Unit 8 “POW!” Use the “POW!” sign to sign each phrase in ASL. 1.I got sick. 2.Out of the blue I didn’t feel so good. 3.My allergies started acting up yesterday. 4.He has the chicken pox. 5.I just started coughing. Unit 8

108 How do they feel? Tell a partner using a full sentence in ASL Unit 8

109 What should they do? Use the pictures and tell a partner what’s wrong, and if the person(?) needs to see a doctor, stay home and rest, or take medicine Unit 8

110 Description Dialogue Rubric Names: Physical descriptions & ethnicity -Correct order of descriptions -3 Regions of the world 3 or more elements missing 2 elements missing1 element missingAll elements present Non Manual SignalsFew or no NMSSome correct NMSMany correct NMSNMS present throughout with correct timing Sign Production (HOLM) 3 or more incorrect signs 2 incorrect signs1 incorrect signAll signs produced correctly Fluency / Smoothness of signing Very halting, many unnatural pauses Somewhat halting, several unnatural pauses Mostly smooth, little hesitancy No hesitancy, very smooth

111 Unit 8 The Natural World Unit 8

112 Earth, geography Unit 8

113 Dirt, sand, soil

114 Unit 8 Grass

115 Unit 8 Desert Unit 8

116 Flower Unit 8

117 Hill Unit 8

118 Island Unit 8

119 Lake

120 Unit 8 Moon

121 Unit 8 Mountain

122 Unit 8 Plant

123 Unit 8 River

124 Unit 8 Stars

125 Unit 8 Sun Variation 2

126 Unit 8 Tree

127 Unit 8 Cactus Classifier for saguaro: When describing a tall, many-branched saguaro cactus, use the handshape below, after signing cactus.

128 Unit 8 List 4

129 Unit 8 Describe the scene below in as much detail as you can.

130 Unit 8 Describe the scene below in as much detail as you can.

131 Unit 8 Describe the scene below in as much detail as you can.

132 Unit 8 Describe the scene below in as much detail as you can.

133 Unit 8 Describe the scene below in as much detail as you can. Jason Zinza, 2007

134 Unit 8 Respond to the following questions based on the sentence below Recently, when hiking in the mountains, I saw a beautiful valley with a lake and forest of red and gold leaves. 1.What is the relationship between hill and valley? What kind of a sign is this? 2.How does an additional movement change tree into forest or many trees? 3.Why do gold and California share the same sign?

135 Unit 8 Unit 8, Describing People - Goals Review Can you: –Describe people’s physical appearances? –Describe personality traits and characteristics? –Use descriptions in 5-sentence long narratives? –Explain how the Deaf-Blind communicate? –Discuss health issues? –Describe the natural world and environment? Based on Master ASL Level One by Jason Zinza

136 Unit 8 Unit 8, Describing People - Review Watch MASL DVD U8: “My Grandfather” and answer these questions 1.What tribe does Sean’s grandfather belong to? 2.What is Sean’s ethnic background? 3.What does Sean’s grandfather look like? 4.How did he lose weight? 5.What are three characteristics of Sean’s grandfather’s personality? 6.What is his grandfather always doing? Based on Master ASL Level One by Jason Zinza

137 Unit 8 Unit 8, Describing People - Review Using the MASL red book, do the Unit 8 review activities: –p , B-F –p , A & B Based on Master ASL Level One by Jason Zinza


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