Unit 6
Sports and Activities
Sports and Activities Vocab.
Pg. 211 and 213

Come on

Involve, to be included

Many

All year, all year round

During, in, on (time)

To play

Team

Tend to, usually
Accent Step Pg. 213
Use DURING to talk about a non-specific time
when something occurs. DURING is used
much the same way as “in” and “on” are used
in English to talk about events.
During is also a time sign; so you sign
DURING first.
TIME/DURING/WHEN + TOPIC + COMMENT
Sports Vocabulary Pg. 214






Football

Golf

Gymnastics

Hockey

To ice skate
Baseball
Basketball
To ride a bike
Bowling
To jog
Sports Vocabulary Pg. 214

Soccer

Karate, martial arts

Softball

To scuba dive

To surf

To snowboard

To swim

Tennis
Sports Vocabulary Pg. 214

Volleyball

Volleyball-2 (don’t use)

Water polo

Wrestling
Video time!!

We will watch a video using some of the
signs you just learned.

See if you can recognize the new signs we
just learned.

Don’t say anything out loud! We will discuss
it after we watch!! 
VIDEO TIME!
Classroom Exercise B pg. 213

1.) Using the new signs you just learned in complete
sentences, sign – TO YOURSELF - when people
tend to play the sports shown in your book.

2.) I will sign a question about a particular sport.
Answer my question by raising your hand.

Keep all comments to yourself if you have
something to say raise your hand & SIGN IT!
Classroom Exercise C pg. 215

Look on page 215 at Classroom Exercise C.

Read the instructions to #1.

Look over the 10 sentences provided for you in your
book.

I will call on 10 people to stand up and sign one of
the following sentences. BE PREPARED TO SIGN!!
Classroom Exercise C pg. 215

Look over #2 under Classroom Exercise C.

Create a sentence using the signs provided for you
under #2.

Be prepared to stand up and sign a sentence to the
class using the one of the signs provided for you.

I will call on 10 students to sign a sentence they
created.
Classroom Exercise D pg. 216

Look at #1 under Classroom Exercise D.

Turn to the person sitting next to you and practice
signing the sentences provided for you and
responding with an answer.

One student will sign the italicized part while the
other signs the bold part. Once you have signed all
10 sentences switch parts.

Make sure you are using the correct SENTENCE
STRUCTURE!!!
Classroom Exercise D pg. 216

Using the same partner look at #2.

This time be sure to use the sign INVOLVED.

The example provided for you reads:


ASL: HE INVOLVED BASEBALL TEAM (QM)
English: Is he on the baseball team?
Did you know?
Pg. 217
Read about “Equal Through Sports:
The Deaflympics”
on page 217.
www.deaflympics.com
Deaf Culture Note
Pg. 219
Read: “The Football Huddle” on
page 219.
Be prepared to discuss.
Review Signs

All year, all year round

Baseball

During, in, on (time)

Basketball

To play

To ride a bike

Team

Bowling

Tend to, usually
Review Signs

Football

To jog

Golf

Karate, martial arts

Gymnastics

To scuba dive

Hockey

To snowboard

To ice skate

Involve
Review Signs

Soccer

Volleyball

Softball

Volleyball-2 (don’t use)

To surf

Water polo

To swim

Wrestling

Tennis
ASL Close Up Pg. 220

Read on page 220 about signing a
you…” question in ASL.

3 signs used:



Experience
Finish
Not yet “I haven’t”
“Have
ASL Close Up Pg. 220

Using EXPERIENCE:




English: Have you gone scuba diving?/Do you
know how to scuba dive?
ASL: YOU EXPERIENCE fs-SCUBA Q.M.?
English: Yes, I’ve gone scuba diving./ Yes, I know
how to scuba dive.
ASL: YES ME EXPERIENCE fs- SCUBA .
ASL Close Up Pg. 220

Another way to respond to a “Have you…”
question is to use FINISH:


English: Yes, I’ve gone scuba diving.
ASL: YES ME FINISH EXPERIENCE fs -SCUBA
.
NMS Alert!
The sign FINISH is always
accompanied by specific NMS:
move you lips as if saying “fish.”
ASL Close Up Pg. 220

To respond negatively to a “Have you…”
question, use LATE and the non-manual
signal of slightly sticking out your tongue.
This combination means NOT-YET or I
HAVEN’T.


English: No, I haven’t gone scuba diving.
ASL: NO ME NOT-YET(late) EXPERIENCE fsSCUBA.
Classroom Exercise G

Look on page 221 at Classroom Exercise G.

What are the best conceptual matches for the
English phrases provided for you?

Select from: EXPERIENCE, FINISH
and NOT-YET.
Classroom Exercise G

Turn to the person beside you and complete
# 2 together.

Quietly practice signing “Have you…”
questions.
Expression Corner Pg. 221

Crazy for & Not crazy for

CRAZY-FOR and NOT-CRAZY-FOR are two
expressions that refer to a strong like or dislike
towards an activity or person.

CRAZY-FOR reflects more intensity than LOVEIT, and NOT-CRAZY-FOR us less impassioned
than HATE.
More Activity Signs Pg. 222

To bungee jump

To hike

To camp

To play cards

To exercise, lift weights

To skateboard

To fish

To skydive
Sentence Practice Pg. 222

1.) I haven’t gone camping since the summer.


2.) Over the weekend my family plays games.


SINCE SUMMER ME NOT-YET EXPERIENCE
CAMP
DURING WEEKEND MY FAMILY PLAY GAME.
3.) I’ve played soccer since I was four years
old.

SINCE ME AGE-4 ME PLAY SOCCER.
5 Parameters of ASL Pg. 224

Each sign in ASL can be broken down and
analyzed into five separate features called
the Five Parameters of ASL.





Handshape
Palm Orientation
Location
Movement
Non Manual signals
5 Parameters of ASL Pg. 224

If one parameter is wrong, then the meaning
of a sign can be drastically affected or even
disappear and leave people trying to
understand what’s being signed.

Signing clearly and precisely takes time and
practice, and being aware of the Five
Parameters can help improve your ASL skills.
5 Parameters of ASL Pg. 224
 Handshape:
 ME
vs. MY
 Pointer
finger vs. flat palm
 Common handshape errors:

1/D, D/F, E/O
5 Parameters of ASL Pg. 224

Palm Orientation:


TABLE vs. nonsense
sign
Is the palm supposed to
face up, down, left, or
right? Signing while
nervous or without
practice may cause
palm orientation errors.
Often, these mistakes
are “big” and obvious.
5 Parameters of ASL Pg. 224

Location:

TO – SEE vs.
nonsense
sign

Location
errors cause
an unpleasant
“ASL accent”
5 Parameters of ASL Pg. 224
 Movement:

TO ENJOY vs.
HAPPY

Circular movement
vs. flip up
movement

Can you think of
some other signs
that differ only in
their movement
parameter?
5 Parameters of ASL Pg. 224
 Non-Manual signals:

HAVEN’T vs. LATE
 “No” NMS vs. “tongue”
NMS

Specific NMS change
the meaning of a sign.
Facial expressions,
head nods/shakes, the
eyebrows, nose, eyes
and lips each have
particular meanings.
That can be attached to
signs.
PNEUMONIC DEVICE?
What in the world is THAT?
I
have found that a pneumonic
device helps students remember the
parameters of ASL.
 A recent class used Help People
Learn My Name…
 Can you think of a new, clever one?
REVIEW

When do you sign DURING in ASL structure?


Why do football players get in a huddle?


YOU EXPERIENCE BOWLING Q.M.?
What NMS do you use when signing FINISH?


So the other players wouldn’t see their signs.
How would you sign “Have you gone bowling?”


At the beginning of the sentence.
fish
What are the 5 Parameters of ASL?

Handshape; Palm Orientation; Movement; Location; NMS
Review Signs

All year, all year round

Baseball

During, in, on (time)

Basketball

To play

To ride a bike

Team

Bowling

Tend to, usually
Review Signs

Football

To jog

Golf

Karate, martial arts

Gymnastics

To scuba dive

Hockey

To snowboard

To ice skate
Review Signs

Soccer

Volleyball

Softball

Volleyball-2 (don’t use)

To surf

Water polo

To swim

Wrestling

Tennis
Review

Crazy for

To fish

Not crazy for

To hike

To bungee jump

To play cards

To camp

To skateboard

To exercise, lift weights

To skydive
CL: 5 pg. 225
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

CL: 5 is related to CL: 1 an represents at
least 5 or more people engaged in an activity
such as walking.
The concept of CL: 5 is more people that can
be easily counted, unless you’re talking about
a certain group of five individuals.
CL: 5 can be preceded by a number sign, as
shown in the example on pg. 225.
CL: 5 Vocabulary pg. 225

Crowded

To flock to (not in a group)

Popular
Classroom Exercise J pg. 225

How many people went to your house on Friday?


The hallway is crowded near the office.


MOVIE PEOPLE FLOCK-TO
Why is the sign popular a classifier?


HALLWAY CROWDED NEAR OFFICE
Huge crowds went to the movie.


FRIDAY PEOPLE HOW-MANY FLOCK-TO HOUSE YOUR
SIGN POPULAR C-L WHY?
I couldn’t see because people were walking in
front of me.

CAN’T SEE I WHY PEOPLE CROWDED
CL: Bent V Seated Position Pg.
228

CL: Bent V represents a pair of human legs in a
seated position, animals, and insects.

When using CL: Bent V it is essential to identify the
object being represented before showing the CL.
CL: B & Base B Flat Objects
Pg. 228

CL: B represents large, flat objects.


When CL: B is used as a flat surface and another
classifier placed on top, it becomes CL: Base B.
In addition to flat objects, CL: B provides a bird’s
eye view of objects normally shown with CL: 3.

Use CL: 3 when describing a vehicle in which you are
not involved, but use CL: B if you were a passenger or
driving the vehicle.
Classifiers Vocabulary Pg. 229

Bug, ant

Ears (animal)

To jump (animal)

To sit next to

Winding road
Storytelling Vocab. Pg. 211

Come on



The sign COME-ON is an informal
way to sign “to join” or “come over
here”. Use this sign to say Come
on! to encourage somebody to
hurry up.
Involve, to be included
Many
The Storytelling Competition
pg. 211

Watch Kris sign about the Storytelling
Competition on the Student DVD.

Watch for signs we’ve already learned and look
for new signs.

Do you know what she’s talking about??
Focus: The Literature of
American Sign Language

Read on page 226 and 227 about oral
literature and how Deaf people produce a
specific type of literature.

Make sure you read about the Major Forms
of ASL Literature.
Focus: The Literature of
American Sign Language

Watch on the Student DVD examples of
ABC, CL and Handshape stories.
ASL Storytelling Vocabulary
Pg. 230

ASL Poetry

Handshape

Poetry

Story, to tell a story
Deaf Culture Minute pg. 230
Did you notice there are 2 different signs for
poetry? The two signs differentiate between
poems produced by hearing culture and those
produced by Deaf performers. Over the years,
Deaf poets felt the general sign poetry did not
fully capture the depth of expression that is part of
ASL poetry, and eventually the sign “express
myself/let it out” became known as “ASL poetry”.
ASL Close Up
Read on page 231 about Past,
Present and Future Tenses.
Make sure to look at the examples.
Notice when you use the tense
markers
Signing in the Past Tense
Pg. 233

Ago

Last year

Just, very recently

Long time ago

Last month

Recently, a little
while ago

Last week

Used to, before
Accent Step pg. 233
The signs LAST-MONTH,
LAST-WEEK, and LAST-YEAR can
be interpreted as “a month ago”, “a
week ago” and “a year ago.” Sign
USED-TO to say “When I was…”
Signing in the Past Tense
Pg. 232
 Read
at the top of page 232 about
Past tenses.
 Without
looking at the Translation
Dialogue see if you understand all
the signs used in the Dialogue.
I Want to Know…
Read at the bottom of page 232 about
how tense markers work.
Compare the signs we just learned
with the ASL Tenses Timeline.
I WANT TO KNOW…P. 232
Classroom Exercise N pg. 233
Present tense
1.) I am learning ASL.
ME LEARN A-S-L
2.) I have a motorcycle.
ME HAVE MOTORCYCLE.
3.) I go to school at 9:00
TIME 9 ME GO-TO SCHOOL.
4.) I live in California.
ME LIVE CALIFORNIA.

Classroom Exercise N pg. 233
Past tense
1.) I learned ASL.
PAST ME LEARN A-S-L.
2.) I had a motorcycle.
PAST ME HAVE MOTORCYCLE.
3.) I went to school at 9:00.
PAST TIME 9 ME GO-TO SCHOOL.
4.) I used to live in California.
PAST ME LIVE CALIFORNIA.

Classroom Exercise N pg. 233

The following is the proper sentence structure for
asking and telling WHEN you did something.


English: When did you learn to ride a bike?
ASL: YOU LEARN RIDE BIKE WHEN YOU?

English: Back when I was 6 years old…
ASL: LONG-TIME-AGO ME AGE-6…

Look at the pictured example of this on pg. 233.

Classroom Exercise N pg. 233

With the person sitting next to you practice
signing the sentences provided for you under
# 3.

One person start off by asking the questions
and the other person answer them; then
switch roles.

THIS DOES NOT REQUIRE YOU TO TALK!!
Dummy Hoy Vocabulary
Pg. 236

To call (a name)

To hear

To talk

Umpire
Dummy Hoy Pg. 235

Watch the signed presentation about Dummy
Hoy.

After you watch the presentation answer
the questions on page 235 about Dummy
Hoy.

You WILL turn these answers in for a grade!!!
Future Tense Vocab. Pg. 237

Distant Future

Soon

In a few days

Variations for soon

Next Week

Will, future, it will be

Next Year
Future Tense Pg. 236

Look at the pictured dialogue on page 236.

See if you can understand all the signs used
in the dialogue without looking at the dialogue
translation.
Classroom Exercise R

With the person sitting next to you practice
using the Future Tense.

Sentences are provided for you on pg. 237.

Read the instructions before signing.

This doesn’t require any talking.
Accent Step Pg. 238
Look on page 238 to see how to sign
“Next Tuesday.” Use the same idea for
“Next weekend,” “Next Monday,” etc.
Classroom Exercise S pg. 238

With the person sitting next to you one ask
the questions and the other answer. Switch
roles and repeat.

When finished with #1 go on to #2 and
practice signing the following phrases.
Review

To call (a name)

Distant Future

To hear

In a few days

To talk

Next Week

Umpire

Next Year
Review

Soon

ASL Poetry

Variations for soon

Handshape

Will, future, it will be

Poetry

Come on

Story, to tell a story

Many

Involved
Review

Ago

Last year

Just, very recently

Long time ago

Last month

Recently, a little
while ago

Last week

Used to, before
Review

Bug, ant

Crazy for

Ears (animal)

Not crazy for

To jump (animal)

Crowed

To sit next to

To flock to (not in a
group)

Winding road

Popular
Review

To bungee jump

To hike

To camp

To play cards

To exercise, lift weights

To skateboard

To fish

To skydive
Rule of 9 Pg. 241

The Rule of 9 is a pattern that influences a
concept's duration, or how long something
lasts.

It is used when signing in ASL about a
specific period of time or age.

Look on Page 241 at the examples provided.
Rule of 9 Pg. 241

The period of time or age is provided with a
base sign, so that the difference between
WEEK and 9-WEEKS is the incorporation of
the number 9 into the dominant hand.

Only numbers up to 9 may be incorporated
into a sign.
Rule of 9 Pg. 241

Use the Rule of 9 with:








Age
Specific time of day
Specific number of hours
Specific number of minutes
Specific number of days
Specific number of weeks
Specific number of months
Specific amounts of money
Duration Vocabulary Page. 240

Fast, quick

Long

To stay
Classroom Exercise W pg. 241
Practice signing the following using The Rule of 9

3 days

5 minutes

5 years old

1 year old

6 months

5 days

4 hours

6:00

3 weeks

2 minutes

7 years old

3 hours
Classroom Exercise W pg. 241
For durations longer than 9 , follow a # with the desired sign.
Practice signing the following.

10 months

10 hours

15 minutes

21 days

36 months

12 weeks

12 hours

13 months

14 days

30 days

10:00

45 minutes
ASL Close Up pg. 242

Using Tense with the Rule of 9

Read on page 242 about using present, past and
future tenses with The Rule of 9.

Make sure to look at the pictured examples of
how to sign WEEK, MONTH, & YEAR using the
different tense markers.
Practice Sentences X
How do you sign the following English sentences in ASL???

How long have they been gone?


They left three days ago.


HE LEAVE WHEN?
He hasn’t left. He will leave next week.


3-DAYS PAST THEY LEAVE THEY
When did he leave?


HOW LONG THEY LEAVE THEY?
HE NOT-YET LEAVE. WILL NEXT-WEEK LEAVE HE .
She took off three months ago.

3-MONTHS PAST SHE TOOK-OFF.
Classroom Exercise Y pg. 243
Sign each phrase, applying The Rule of 9.

In 6 weeks



FUTURE 6-WEEK
2 years ago

5-DAY
3 months ago


2-PAST
5 days


In 4 hours


3-MONTH PAST
FUTURE 4-HOUR
5 minutes

5-MINUTE
Classroom Exercise Y pg. 243
Sign each phrase, applying The Rule of 9.

The year before last



2-YEAR-AGO
Next year

FUTURE 8-YEAR
1 hour


FURTURE YEAR
In 8 years


2 weeks from now


1-HOUR
FUTURE 2-WEEK
Day before yesterday

DAY BEFORE
YESTERDAY/ 2-DAYAGO
REVIEW p. 246
Which parameter is wrong?
TIPS TO REMEMBER!
Review Unit 6!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

All year, all year round

Baseball

During, in, on (time)

Basketball

To play

To ride a bike

Team

Bowling

Tend to, usually

Crazy for
Review Unit 6!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Football

Volleyball

Golf

Water polo

Gymnastics

Wrestling

Hockey

Experience

To ice skate

Finish

Not yet, haven’t

Late
Review Unit 6!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Not crazy for

To hike

To bungee jump

To play cards

To camp

To skateboard

To exercise, lift weights

To skydive

To fish

Come on
Review Unit 6!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Crowded

Bug, ant

To flock to (not in a
group)

Ears (animal)

To jump (animal)

To sit next to

Winding road



Popular
Involve, to be included
Many
Review Unit 6!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

ASL Poetry

Handshape

Poetry



Ago

Just, very recently

Last month

Last week
Story, to tell a story
Soon
Review Unit 6!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Last year

To call (a name)

Long time ago

To hear
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Recently, a little while
ago
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To talk
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Umpire
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Variations for soon
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Used to, before
Will, future, it will be
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Distant Future
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Fast, quick
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In a few days
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Long
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Next Week
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To stay
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Next Year
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What sign is used when we used these words
in English: “In winter…,” “When it rains…,”
and “On the weekends…,”
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DURING
Which of the 5 Parameters of ASL shows the
difference between the signs “WHEN” &
“ALL-YEAR-ROUND”? (HINT: there’s 3!)
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NMS, Location, and Palm Orientation
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Are you on the hockey team?
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Are the five of you on the soccer team?
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YOU EXPERIENCE FISHING YOU?
No, I haven’t gone fishing.
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FIVE-OF-YOU INVOLVED SOCCER TEAM?
Have you gone fishing?
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YOU INVOLVED HOCKEY TEAM YOU?
NO I NOT-YET EXPERIENCE FISHING
Did you read your book for class?
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YOU FINISH READ BOOK FOR CLASS?
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What is it called when you move your lips as if trying
to say “fish” when you sign FINISH?
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What are the 5 Parameters of ASL?
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A large group of people.
What CL is used to show ears on an animal?
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Handshape, Location, Movement, Palm Orientation and
NMS
What does the CL: 5 represent?
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Non-Manual Signals (NMS)
CL: B
What CL is used to show a dog jumping up?
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CL: Bent V
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What tense marker is used to sign “WILL”?
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What tense marker is used to sign “AGO”?
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Past tense
Who is Dummy Hoy?
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Future tense
Deaf Baseball player…
Do you use The Rule of 9 when signing 12
hours?
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No