Sign Language 3
Tutor: Jill Mann-Porvaznik
Email: jmann2@comcast.net
Length: Full Year Class Period: Thursday, period 3

Description:  This class will build on the skills learned in ASL 2, increased usage of facial expressions and ASL structure. Students will learn to build language skills such as: Expanded student discourse, Advanced ASL structure and vocabulary, Role-shift variations, Formal storytelling, Formal/Informal presentations.

Students have the opportunity to perform with their class at both the Christmas Celebration and Spring Showcase.   ($5 has been added to the supply fee to help cover performance expenses.)

Note:  This class may be shortened to 60 minutes in length depending on enrollment.

The Christmas Celebration date is Thursday, December 13, 2018.  The Spring Showcase is Thursday, May 9, 2019.


Tutor: Jill Mann-Porvaznik has an AAS in Sign Language Interpreting & Transliterating from Saint Paul Technical College. In 2008, Jill became a nationally certified interpreter through the Registered Interpreters for the Deaf, RID. She is a CODA, Child Of Deaf Adults. Because her parents are deaf, her first language is ASL. She enjoys meeting new people while working as an interpreter in education, freelance and video relay. She has received a BA from Metropolitan State University in Multicultural Studies. She is eager to share the language that she is passionate about to others in the community.

Level: Grades 8-12 or tutor approval
Prerequisite: Sign Language 2 or tutor approval
Homework and Expected Practice: 20 minutes/day
Optional Text: (to be purchased by parents) Signing Naturally, Student Workbook Level 2, and Signing Naturally, Student Workbook Level 3, by DawnSignPress. A sign language dictionary is highly encouraged. Recommended is The American Sign Language Handshape Dictionary by Richard A. Tennant and Marianne Gluszak Brown

Signing boook 1  signing 3dictionary


Supply fee: $10 for photocopies and activities throughout the semester