INTRODUCTION TO ASL CLASS
I use this PowerPoint on the first day of class every year. This lesson is meant to be an introduction to ASL that shows the students how they will generally be learning for the rest of the class.
I don’t use my voice at all in class and sometimes I need to deliver the instructions clearly, so I make sure that the steps are written down.
I’ve assembled pictures that can help the students make connections with the signs instead of just the English words. The following slides have simple words, or sentences that the students can start practicing when they get the hang of the signs.
Lots of scaffolding will be needed as you start introducing them to a new language. Model the correct way to sign each sign, and use positive and negative examples to show the restrictions of what is acceptable, and what is not. Referring to the slides will help greatly.
I’ve included some things to be aware of in the notes section of some slides. I’ve also written down various questions that could help the students understand
The Powerpoints don’t have the actual signs. Rather, this is what I use in my classes as reference. If you don’t know the signs, then these PowerPoints won’t help
Day 1 – PowerPoint presentation and Discussion/Questions
Day 2 – Repeat the PowerPoint and have an activity/game
Day 3 – Quiz