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    Hope Star
    Email: hstar@lc.k12.wa.us
    Grade/Classes: 9-12
    American Sign Language I & II
    Special Education Support
    American Sign Language taught in an interactive high school setting. Focus on conversational skills and vocabulary building through sharing information about ourselves and areas of interest. Grammar use in conversation context, with support strategies to improve conversation interaction, will help students develop skills in ASL syntax. Topics include; Deaf culture, basic vocabulary, perspective, grammar, history, fingerspelling, numbers, and terminology. This class is an immersion class to develop skills in communication using ASL, thus the class and all dialogs within the classroom will be done utilizing a ‘voice off’ policy during specific periods. Learning to communicate using body language, gestures, facial expressions, and signs is critical to both comprehension and expressive skills in ASL.