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1 Unit 8 Based on Master ASL, J. Zinza 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 Body

6 Unit 8 To be bald, p. 295

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

8 Unit 8 Face, p. 295

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

10 Unit 8 Gut, belly, p. 295

11 Unit 8 Hair, p. 295

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

13 Unit 8 To look like, strongly resemble, p. 295

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

15 Unit 8 To be pregnant, p. 295

16 Unit 8 To be thin, p. 295

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

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, Spanish, p. 297

26 Unit 8 Arab (Middle Eastern), p. 297

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

32 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

33 Describe each person to a partner following correct the ASL sequence.

34 Unit 8 Describe each illustration using the correct sequence.

35 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

36 Unit 8 Resemblances – Using the signs look like and look strong, describe each pair below. Use a complete sentence to tell if they are similar or not.

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

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

39 Translate each sentence into an ASL sentence. Use alternative signs for ethnicity. 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.

40 Unit 8 Describing Ethnicity 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? Your dialogue should include the following: 1.Greetings 2.Discussion of ethnicity/background 3.Plans to meet again 4.A farewell

41 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 in relation 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? Why or why not?

42 Unit 8 Hair Unit 8

43 Hairstyles p. 301 Unit 8

44 Hairstyles p. 301 Unit 8

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

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

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

48 To Braid Unit 8

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

50 Hairstyles Practice Page Unit 8

51 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

52 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

53 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

54 Personality & Character

55 Unit 8 Afraid

56 Unit 8 Broken-hearted, grieving (grief)

57 Unit 8 Embarrassed

58 Unit 8 Emotional

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

60 Unit 8 Motormouth, talkative

61 Unit 8 Nervous, anxious, jumpy

62 Unit 8 Nosy, In other people’s business

63 Unit 8 Personality

64 Unit 8 Polite, formal

65 Unit 8 Rude, disrespectful

66 Unit 8 Strong, (confident, courageous,)

67 Unit 8 Weak, puny

68 Unit 8 Worry

69 Unit 8 to Tend to (do something)

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

71 Unit 8 Signing Traits Complete the following sentences using the suggested vocabulary. Suggested Vocabulary I don’t mind…I always…Sometimes I… I never… In the past, I… I don’t like… afraidnervousfrustrated talkativeheartbrokenpolite nosyembarrassedrude

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

73 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?”

74 Unit 8 Personality Quiz – MASL, p. 309 Unit 8

75 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

76 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

77 Health Unit 8

78 Alright, okay Unit 8

79 Allergies, to be Allergic Unit 8

80 to be Better Unit 8

81 Chicken pox Unit 8

82 have a Cold, Sniffles Unit 8

83 to Cough Unit 8

84 Doctor Unit 8

85 Feel Unit 8

86 Fever Variation 2 Unit 8

87 Heal, Get better Unit 8

88 Medicine Unit 8

89 Nauseated, sick to one’s stomach Unit 8

90 Sneeze Variation 2 Unit 8

91 Sore throat Unit 8

92 to Sprain Unit 8

93 Remove tonsils Unit 8

94 to Vomit Unit 8

95 To catch or have (an illness), get (sick) POW! Unit 8

96 Response to a sneeze Variation 2 Unit 8

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

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

99 “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

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

101 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

102 The Natural World Unit 8

103 Earth, geography Unit 8

104 Dirt, sand, soil

105 Unit 8 Grass

106 Unit 8 Desert Unit 8

107 Flower Unit 8

108 Hill Unit 8

109 Island Unit 8

110 Lake

111 Unit 8 Moon

112 Unit 8 Mountain

113 Unit 8 Plant

114 Unit 8 River

115 Unit 8 Stars

116 Unit 8 Sun Variation 2

117 Unit 8 Tree

118 Unit 8 Cactus

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

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

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

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

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

124 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 additional movement change tree into forest or many trees? 3.Why do gold and California share the same sign?

125 Description Directions You will create a presentation based on a picture of a person. You can pick any person you would like. –You must either create a Power Point or print your picture tomorrow in class. The more creative you are the better your grade will be. Unit 8

126 Description Rubric (x 2) Name: Greetings -Physical description & ethnicity -Personality -Health -Farewell 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 Production3 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


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