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ASL-English Bilingual-Bicultural Calendar Kit

The ASL-English Bilingual-Bicultural Calendar Kit comes alive in ASL and English and connects you to the Deaf world. The calendar kit will provide your children, students and ASL learners of all ages with terrific visual aids for use in the classroom, home, or any other events. 

 


The calendar kit includes physical/printed cards for months, years, days of month, days of the week, and YTT (Y=Yesterday, T=Today, T=Tomorrow) and a blue hanging pocket chart. The blue hanging pocket has six rows to hold days of the week cards and days of month cards. It has a top row to demonstrate the cards of month of the year and year as well as a bottom row to store the rest of months of the year and year cards inside the pockets. The size of months of the year cards is 5"x16". The size of years is 5"x8". The size of cards of days of month, days of the week and YTT is 3"x3". 

Worth $175, save $25 if order as a whole package

The calendar kit can only be purchased as a whole package. If you prefer to buy specific parts of the calendar separately, buy months cardsyears cardsdays of the month cardsdays of the week cards or YTT cards.

There are several following packages of the cards that can also be used in the calendar and are separate from the calendar package:  
Deaf Holidays 
Federal Holidays  
Common Celebrated Holidays and Observances  
School Events 
Birth of Deaf Schools 
Season-Related Changes

Created by Adonia K. Smith
Illustrated by Tamara Davidson 

Teacher’s Guide Notes

Each teacher’s guide note provides the teacher with in-depth details/information about the content from the slides and HYES DVD/book.  This is to help gain teacher’s confidence in teaching the material within the guide notes. 

  • Every guide note starts with a short paragraph of introduction
  • Each guide comes with in-depth information and details which corresponds to the content shown in the PowerPoint presentation
  • Several Reflective Questions with sample answers (there are no required right or wrong answers) to give teachers an opportunity to help their students learn the material during the class period
  • Classroom Activities with detailed instructions
  • Several Assignments for students to complete (they can be used for homework)
  • Each Assignment will have a rubric (or several rubrics) for the teacher to use in evaluating and grading
  • Several Assessment Questions with sample answers, to give teachers an opportunity to check their students’ progress at the end of the class
  • One Critical Thinking section, with accompanying questions
  • Complete Reference list to get more information as needed

Powerpoint Presentation

  • Key points to support the content
  • In-depth content about the featured handshape and related subject matter
  • Colorful artwork and authentic pictures related to the topic
  • Artwork done by Deaf artists such as Tami Davidson, Matt Diagle, Shawn Richardson, David Ennis, Jerry Cooper, Betty Miller and many others
  • Video clips to support the topic
  • Website links provided for students or teachers to use during class
  • Reflective questions that guide students to wrap up and think reflectively about what was taught
  • Fun, hand-on classroom activities
  • Several assignments the teacher can choose from
  • Assessments for teacher to check students’ learning progress
  • Scenarios are provided for the students to analyze and answer some critical thinking-related questions
  • Verified references and formatted in APA style

Student Notes

Each student note is intended to provide the student with a sense of what they are going to learn from the contents within the slides and HYES DVD/book. Additional information about student notes is listed below:

  • Each student note comes with selected information about the content in the PowerPoint presentation
  • Student notes will give the students a chance to review what they have learned
  • Student notes will help reinforce their learning process from or during the class
  • Student notes will help reduce the students’ tension/stress when writing all that rich, detail-filled information in their notes
  • Student notes can be useful as a guide for their examinations (Study guides are already provided for examinations as well)

A set of 44 PowerPoint presentations (PPs)

Each PowerPoint presentation contains:

  • Key points to support the content
  • In-depth content about the featured handshape and related subject matter
  • Colorful artwork and authentic pictures related to the topic
  • Artwork done by Deaf artists such as Tami Davidson, Matt Diagle, Shawn Richardson, David Ennis, Jerry Cooper, Betty Miller and many others
  • Video clips to support the topic
  • Website links provided for students or teachers to use during class
  • Reflective questions that guide students to wrap up and think reflectively about what was taught
  • Fun, hand-on classroom activities
  • Several assignments the teacher can choose from
  • Assessments for teacher to check students’ learning progress
  • Scenarios are provided for the students to analyze and answer some critical thinking-related questions
  • Verified references and formatted in APA style

Each Powerpoint presentation has the range of slides from 25 to 45.

All PowerPoint presentations are organized by handshapes used in HYES.  There are 44 handshapes in HYES.  Each PowerPoint presentation files are categorized by page number groupings in the HYES DVD/book.

For example: 

PowerPoint #21
HYES Pages 30-31
Topics covered in this PowerPoint presentation: 
History of ASD
Laurent Clerc
T.H. Gallaudet
Deaf Studies

Each PowerPoint presentation has a copyrighted ASL Rose logo in the bottom corner and is usually in the very last slide or a slide before it.

A set of 44 teacher’s guide notes (GNs)

Each teacher’s guide note provides the teacher with in-depth details/information about the content from the slides and HYES DVD/book.  This is to help gain teacher’s confidence in teaching the material within the guide notes. 

  • Every guide note starts with a short paragraph of introduction
  • Each guide comes with in-depth information and details which corresponds to the content shown in the PowerPoint presentation
  • Several Reflective Questions with sample answers (there are no required right or wrong answers) to give teachers an opportunity to help their students learn the material during the class period
  • Classroom Activities with detailed instructions
  • Several Assignments for students to complete (they can be used for homework)
  • Each Assignment will have a rubric (or several rubrics) for the teacher to use in evaluating and grading
  • Several Assessment Questions with sample answers, to give teachers an opportunity to check their students’ progress at the end of the class
  • One Critical Thinking section, with accompanying questions
  • Complete Reference list to get more information as needed

Each teacher’s guide note will cover a range of 15 to 25 pages from the HYES DVD/book. 

A set of 44 student notes (SNs)

Each student note is intended to provide the student with a sense of what they are going to learn from the contents within the slides and HYES DVD/book. Additional information about student notes is listed below:

  • Each student note comes with selected information about the content in the PowerPoint presentation
  • Student notes will give the students a chance to review what they have learned
  • Student notes will help reinforce their learning process from or during the class
  • Student notes will help reduce the students’ tension/stress when writing all that rich, detail-filled information in their notes
  • Student notes can be useful as a guide for their examinations (Study guides are already provided for examinations as well)

Examinations

Examinations are divided into two exams: midterm and final.

  • 4 sets of midterm
  • 4 sets of final exam
  • Master Key to each examination
  • Study Guide for midterms
  • Study Guide for final exams

The midterm is based on the first 33 pages.  The final exam is based on the last 34 pages. 

The format of examinations is:

  1. 5 Terms/Matching Definitions
  2. 22 Multiple Choices with 4 possible answers
  3. 5 True/False Statements
  4. 10 Deaf People/Their Accomplishments
  5. 3 Persons/Their Matching Quotations

Each examination contains 45 items.

Some items have pictures.

The sets of examinations are categorized by level, from easy to hard. 

Set A= easy

Set B= moderate

Set C= more difficult

Set D= hardest/most difficult

Pre- and Post- Knowledge Surveys

There are two knowledge surveys.

  • Pre-Knowledge Survey
  • Post-Knowledge Survey

Pre-Knowledge Survey

  • Demographic Information
    • 5 questions
  • Class Expectations
    • 4 questions
  • Content Information
    • 25 Multiple Choice with 4 answers to test the participants’ (or students) knowledge before introducing to the HYES work

Post-Knowledge Survey

  • Content Information
    • 25 Multiple Choice with 4 answers to compare their knowledge from pre-knowledge survey with after completing the HYES work
  • Evaluation
    • 4 questions
    • Scale from 1 (lowest) to 5 (highest) to rate HYES
      • Usefulness
      • Appropriateness
      • Quality of Information
      • Enjoyment

Rubrics

There are 24 rubrics and 3 guidelines, for either ASL or English (depending on the assignment).

  • Booklet rubric chart
  • Class project & group participation rubric chart
  • Comparison rubric chart
  • Comparison video rubric chart
  • Comparison paper rubric chart
  • Creativity & originality video rubric chart
  • Critical thinking video rubric chart
  • Critical thinking paper rubric chart
  • Critique paper rubric chart
  • Guest speaker video rubric chart
  • Guest speaker paper rubric chart
  • Guideline for Guest speaker report
  • Identification rubric chart
  • Paper guideline
  • Participation rubric chart
  • Persuasive letter rubric chart
  • PowerPoint presentation rubric chart
  • Reaction video rubric chart
  • Reaction paper rubric chart
  • Reflection video rubric chart
  • Reflection paper rubric chart
  • Research video rubric chart
  • Research paper rubric chart
  • Summary video rubric chart
  • Summary paper rubric chart
  • Survey & Data Collection rubric chart
  • Video guideline

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