Developed by Shanna Grossinger
Time Required for Activity: 10 mins
Competencies Address: ASL Grammar, Reception: ASL Lexicon
- Analyze the use of facial expression and non-manual signals
In this video, Laurene Simms talks about making a difference in a child’s life even though you think you may not be having an impact.
Step One: Predict & Watch
Prediction: This video is designed to inspire people to consider being a teacher. Make predictions about what type of facial expression and non-manual signals (NMS) might be used in such a text.
Watch the Video:
As you start the video, be sure to turn the captions off so you can focus solely on the use of ASL.
Make a list of facial expression and NMS you noted in the text.
Step Two: Check Your Work
Here are three examples from the video.
Step Three: Shadow the Video
Watch the video again and and sign along with Laurene. Focus in on her facial expression and try to copy how she uses non-manual signals to help increase the clarity and impact of her message.
For optimal learning and retention, allow for at least 24-48 hours between steps to provide desirable difficulty.