should you choose to accept it.
This project is produced so that you can act as a substitute interpreter in a middle school classroom. While you will certainly miss out on some of the actual drama of 7th Grade in terms of student interaction, you can try your skills at interpreting an actual lecture given to 7th Graders. This page provides some steps for moving through this assignment effectively.
The video clips below allow you to get some information prior to beginning your subbing job. Thanks for taking this on. It sure is hard to a find a substitute interpreter these days, and so your willingness to take this assignment is greatly appreciated.
1. Meet the classroom teacher.
View the video above to meet Holly Bowen-Bailey, the classroom teacher, and to get a little background on Lise Lunge-Larsen, the guest speaker who is coming into this 7th Grade classroom.
2. Meet the Deaf student.
The video above allows you to meet the student who will be relying on you for the information presented in the lecture. His name is Daniel Durant and he’s awfully glad you were able to come in and sub.
3. Read some of the background information.
The regular interpreter knew this speaker was coming and so had done some research to prepare for the assignment. Due to a child’s illness, he was not able to be here today. But he left his notes for you to read through in the short time you have before the speaker arrives. See below for preparation materials.
4. Interpret the 6 sections of the Lecture on Folklore Genres.
The lecture is broken into 6 sections; the first an introduction, and then a brief explanation of each genre with an example story. Go through the sections and produce an interpretation for each.
5. Review Sample Interpretations
The lecture is broken into 6 sections; the first an introduction, and then a brief explanation of each genre with an example of a story from that genre.
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