OMG it's the VISUAL COMMUNICATION GESTURE WORKSHEET !
A high quality interactive worksheet that can be worked out by an individual or group of students with/without relying much of instructor's guidance.
Learning Objective: ASL 1 students will use their prior language knowledge and own culture background to identity and interpret the meanings or information through Visual Gesture Communication.
Includes 20 visual graphic questions to be answered in M.C. form.
Rationale: This is to help with your first transition of the communication modality from VERBAL LANGUAGE TO VISUAL LANGUAGE. Since ASL is a pure visual form of the language. It is not a written system unlike any spoken languages and it conveys meaningful information through established body and hand movements.
The Visual Gesture Communication are being produced without any sounds or texts but the information are delivered through symbolically/graphically that have an information or meaning behind it.
As for instance, a red hexagon-shaped sign without words on it but it is visually represents or interprets as “to stop”. Keep in mind, VGC and ASL are not the same things and both have some cognitive and communicative advantages. VGC is one of great ways to develop expressive and receptive skills while learning ASL.
A must and highly recommend for the first day/week of school year for ASL 1. Also it can be useful emergency lesson plan/activity for the ASL 2-3 while covering with the sub-teacher.
created & designed by Federico A. Quintana, M.Ed. aka ASL MacGyver - www.NeuroASL.com - SHC, LLC © 2016