The following texts are designed to help incorporate narrative and depiction skills in Auslan. Thanks to James Blyth for sharing his storytelling talents.
Based on Vygotskyan principles, use three steps.
- Create an Auslan explanation of the video clip. (Imagine that you are re-telling what you saw to a Deaf person.) If possible, video your Auslan version. Reflect on what parts went well and what sections were more challenging. Use that reflection to focus your attention in the second step.
- Watch Auslan example of how to convey the video clip. You may want to watch it more than once. On the second time, try copy signing or signing along with the signer to be able to not just see what the signer is doing, but physically incorporate some of the new ideas.
- Re-tell the video’s narrative in Auslan. Think about what you saw in Step 2. Work on incorporating features that you thought were particularly effective. Some might call this “stealing.” In professional development, we call this “learning.”
Talking About Coyotes
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