Sign Language 3
Tutor: Jill Mann-Porvaznik
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 14, 2017.  The Spring Showcase is Thursday, May 10, 2018.

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 freelance interpreting and has been working as an educational interpreter since 2005. Jill is a dedicated interpreter and Assistant Director of the Deaf ministry at Celebration Church in Lakeville. She is eager to share the language that she is passionate about with the students at CHAT!

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