Signing Naturally Units 1-6 Student Set
Students learn the basics for beginning ASL plus fascinating cultural aspects of the Deaf community.
Features include homework for out-of-class study that corresponds to classroom lessons. A topic index allows students to find specific parts of their homework that include key vocabulary and grammar. Culture notes and bios of amazing Deaf people increase students' understanding of the Deaf World.
Seven and an half hours of video on the DVDs feature 12 diverse native signers modeling clear American Sign Language. Signing is paced for new learners. DVD functions also allow students to answer questions before moving on.
Signing Naturally is one of the most widely used ASL curriculums throughout the United States and Canada. And now you can see for yourself, Signing Naturally Units 1-6 is truly the BEST Made Better!
Signing Naturally Units 1-6 is the first part in a series of curricular materials for the instruction of American Sign Language (ASL) as a second language. The goal is to take students with little or no knowledge of ASL and Deaf Culture and provide them with the skills needed to communicate comfortably in a wide variety of situations in the Deaf community. Cultural information taught throughout class allows students to interact with the Deaf community in a way that is respectful and aware.
Signing Naturally Units 1-6 curriculum’s first and foremost goal of language teaching is to bring a person unable to communicate in ASL to a basic level of communicative competency. The curriculum and the lessons are designed to help the class and the program meet the five areas of Communication, Cultures, Connections, Comparisons and Communities outlined by ACTFL.
Units 1-5 comprise several kinds of lessons: conversational (functional), skill building, cultural, and review. Conversation (function) lessons introduce vocabulary and key grammar structures in context of key dialogues. Skill lessons focus on introducing numbers, fingerspelling, spatial elements, and other supporting skills. Cultural lessons focus on behaviors that enable students to act in linguistically and socially acceptable ways. Unit 6 focuses on building narrative skills to prepare students to tell a story from their childhood.