Issaquah High School
Learning Recommendations: To be eligible for ASL II you must meet one of the following conditions: (1) Successful completion of ASL 1 with a C- or better; (2) completion of an equivalent course at another campus with C- or better; (3) demonstration of an equivalent proficiency in ASL General Description: In ASL 2 emphasis is on expanding (1) grammatical understanding of ASL, (2) functional application of ASL, (3) vocabulary and (4) understanding and appreciation of the Deaf culture and Deaf community. To encourage and foster the development of these skills, voicing in the classroom will be avoided.
*Completion of this course with a “B” or better may qualify students for college credit at various community/technical college programs. Students earn this credit by paying a one-time $25 fee to receive a community college transcript for high school College Credit
ASL 2 covers units 7-12 of Signing Naturally (1988). Units include vocabulary and grammatical structures relating to the topics of:
- giving directions
- describing others
- making request
- talking about family and occupations
- attributing qualities to others
- talking about routines.
Students increase their expressive and receptive skills, increase understanding of deaf culture and history, and learn about causes and types of hearing losses. Storytelling and narratives, as well as dialogues, are used to increase communicative competence.
Strategies: Students will learn through a combination of:
- Skill and Knowledge Enhancement Exercises
- Finger spelling, numbers and core vocabulary review
- Dialogues, modeling, copy-signing & performances
- Cultural and Grammatical Readings
- Activities and small group work
- Required out-of-class cultural experiences - Deaf Community Events