Teaching Sample 

This is a teaching sample from an ASL 314: ASL Literature course at Gallaudet University. I introduced students to Theme Poetry using Parallelism. My lesson objectives for this class were to have students develop an understanding of Theme poetry and be able to identify this genre while viewing selected videos links. Students determined whether or not a poem exhibited elements of parallelism. Students then explained how they determined if a poem displayed components of parallelism. For example: Identifying two different themes, contrasting/comparing, using two different signing space levels and/or body shifting.  Students will ultimately demonstrate comprehension of how to use Parallelism in ASL Theme poetry.

Valli, C. (Director). (105). ASL Poetry: Selected Works of Clayton Valli [Motion picture]. USA: DawnSign.

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