Below is a list of documents, course forms, course handouts, and grammar handouts, which you may find useful in your ASL class. Please take a look at them and see if you find any of them useful.
Deaf Community Events Report (pdf)
Use this form to document the necessary information to receive credit for attending a deaf community event. Whenever possible, attach evidence of your attendance. This could include a receipt, ticket stub, brochure, or photograph of you at the event.
General Interest Course Handouts
Academic Etiquette (pdf)
This is a handout outlining the basic tenets of academic etiquette. Many students come to a community college unaware of the expectations of the college classroom. This is designed to help them get started on the right foot.
The The Power of the Human Mind (pdf)
Think receptive fingerspelling is difficult? It could be that you haven't been taught HOW to read fingerspelling. This informative document attempts to do just that with the 3 Cs of fingerspelling (Groode).
Five Key Points for your ASL Class (pdf)
If you want to be successful in your ASL class, carefully consider these five key points for success. Students that don't do well in my classes usually fail to achieve one or more of these specific points.
Bibliography of Deaf Studies (doc)
This document is an extensive (though neither comprehensive nor exhaustive) list of books, book chapters, essays, and magazine articles on the subject of American Sign Language, Deaf people, and the deaf community.
Hearing vs. Deaf Culture (pdf)
A brief but informative and insightful list of the key differences between hearing (low-context) culture and deaf (high-context) culture.
ASL Grammar Handouts
Let There Be Light! (pdf)
ASL Conjunctions (pdf)
Many students struggle with learning sign language because they focus on learning vocabulary and ASL sign-English word correspondences. The important thing is to learn how to sign concepts. This document is a list of a very common English word. How would you sign each of the meanings?
ASL and English are completely different languages, yet they are similar in some ways. One of those is the use of conjunctions to join simple sentences. This is a list of common ASL conjunctions.
Noun-Verb Pairs (pdf)
Another similarity between ASL and English is the predictable manner in which some nouns are formed from verbs. This document is a list of "noun-verb pairs."