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Unit 7 – IX-it WHERE Where is it?

Achievement objectives

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

In this unit, your students will learn to identify some classroom objects, ask about their location, and use and respond to classroom expressions and simple instructions.

Learning outcomes

Students will: 

  • state where something is
  • ask where something is
  • identify a number of classroom objects
  • respond to classroom expressions and simple instructions.

Success criteria

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

Language knowledge

Vocabulary

BAG, BEHIND, BOOK, CHAIR, CLASS+ROOM, COMPUTER, CUPBOARD, DON’T-KNOW, DROP, DVD, FIND, FRONT, HERE, IN, INSIDE, LOSE, NEXT, ON, OUTSIDE, OVER-THERE, THINGS, PAPER, PEN, RULER, TABLE, THERE, TOP, UNDER, WHERE, WHITE+BOARD

Grammar

Real-world orientation indexing; spatial referencing; topic comment; inflecting verbs

Sentence Patterns

Where is my book?

MY BOOK WHEREwhq

I don’t know, I couldn’t find it.

IX-me DON’T-KNOW. IX-me FINDneg

Your bag’s behind the chair.

CHAIR IX-loct BAG BEHIND

It was inside the cupboard.

CUPBOARDt INSIDE

Have you lost your pen?

your PEN LOSTy/n q

Yes, I dropped my pen.

"headnod" IX-me DROP PENnod

I found your pen under the desk.

IX-me FIND PENnod, DESK UNDER IX-loc

 

I can see a pen on the floor. Is it yours?

FLOOR IX-loct IX-me SEE PEN, YOURy/n q

It’s mine!

MINE

How many books are on the table?

TABLE IX-loct BOOK PILE-UP HOW-MANYwhq

 

Video clips

Clip 7.1a Vocabulary

Clip 7.1b Vocabulary

Clip 7.2 Sentence patterns

Clip 0.2 Grammar

Scene I Watching the clock

Scene J On board

Activities 

Activity 7.1 Some aspects of Deaf culture

Activity 7.2 Learning classroom vocabulary 

Activity 7.3 Where is it? 

Activity 7.4 Using and responding to classroom instructions 

 

Support material 

Worksheet 7.1 Vocabulary

Worksheet 7.2 Classroom vocabulary flashcard template

Worksheet 7.3 Where is it?

Scene I transcript

Scene J transcript

NZSL guidelines (NZSLiNZC) levels 1 and 2

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