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Unit 2 – New Zealand Sign Language MY FAMILY My family

Achievement objectives

Curriculum link: levels 1 and 2 of The New Zealand Curriculum

In this unit, your students will learn how to introduce family members and give personal information.

Learning outcomes

Students will:

  • introduce family members and respond to introductions
  • ask for and give personal information
  • sign the numbers from 11 to 20.

Success criteria

The assessment criteria are based on the curriculum achievement objectives for learning languages levels at 1 and 2. These criteria measure the students’ ability to communicate in NZSL.

Language knowledge

Vocabulary

AGAIN, BROTHER, FAMILY, FAR-OUT (WOW!), FATHER, FRIEND, MORNING, AFTERNOON, NIGHT, HOW-MANY, LATER, LOOK, MOTHER, NO, PARENTS, PICTURE, SEE-YOU, SISTER, YES, MY, YOUR, NOTHING, WHO, IX-he, him, she, her, it, they

ELEVEN, TWELVE, THIRTEEN, FOURTEEN, FIFTEEN, SIXTEEN, SEVENTEEN, EIGHTEEN, NINETEEN, TWENTY (TWO + ZERO), NUMBERS 11-20

Grammar

Negation: handwave; affirmative: headnod; possessives

Sentence patterns

Who is that woman?

WOMAN IX-she WHOwhq

That’s my mother.

IX-she MY MOTHERnod

How many sisters do you have?

IX-you HAVE SISTER HOW-MANYwhq

 

Do you have any brothers?

IX-you HAVE BROTHERy/n q

Yes, I've got two brothers.

IX-me HAVE TWO BROTHERnod

No, I don't have any brothers.

IX-me NOTHING BROTHERneg

Do you have any brothers or sisters?

IX-you HAVE BROTHER SISTERy/n q

What is his/her name?

IX-he NAME WHATwhq

His/her name is Jay.

IX-he NAME fs-Jay

Video clips

Clip 0.4 Grammar

Clip 2.1a Vocabulary

Clip 2.1b Vocabulary

Clip 2.1c Vocabulary

Clip 2.2 Sentence patterns

Scene B Meeting the family

Activities

Activity 2.1 The vocabulary for introducing family members

Activity 2.2 The numbers 11–20

Activity 2.3 Asking for and giving personal information

Activity 2.4 Learning about glossing and assessing progress

 

Support material

Worksheet 2.1 Family vocabulary

Worksheet 2.2 Additional vocabulary

Worksheet 2.3 The numbers 11–20

Scene B transcript

NZSL guidelines (NZSLiNZC) levels 1 and 2

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