Learning Sign Language Online Free (ASL 3 – Unit 9)

ASL 3 – Unit 9

Storytelling

In this unit as you learning sign language online free, you will be learning how to tell a story.


Storytelling

Storytelling is very prominent with languages that do not have a written form and storytelling is the most popular form of entertainment in the Deaf community. Because ASL is a visual language, storytelling in ASL can be fun, exciting, beautiful, and extremely artistic.

To tell a story in ASL, you need to:

  • Place the characters in your signing area
  • Develop the characters using facial expressions and by modifying your production of signs (like using different voices when telling a story in English)
  • Show the movements of the characters and the objects in the story
  • Use time signs and other transitions to keep the flow of the story

This storytelling technique can be used to tell anything from fairy tales to what happened when you walked to work the other day.

Storytelling Practice 9.1

Turn to page 15 in your workbook. In the video below, Mark will sign a story. Answer the questions in your workbook.

Check your answers in the back of the workbook. Go back and review the questions you missed.

Storytelling Practice 9.2

Turn to page 16 in your workbook. In the video below, Crystal will sign a story. Answer the questions in your workbook.

Check your answers in the back of the workbook. Go back and review the questions you missed.

Storytelling Practice 9.3

Turn to page 17 in your workbook. In the video below, Crystal will sign a story. Answer the questions in your workbook.

Check your answers in the back of the workbook. Go back and review the questions you missed.