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Activity 9.3

Activity 9.3

Surveying preferences

Play scene R. Ask the students to see how much of the dialogue they can understand, especially in relation to preferences being expressed. Use your copy of the scene R transcript to lead the questioning.

The students now complete a class survey of food preferences using NZSL. Play clip 9.2a and clip 9.2b to sharpen their focus on the particular sentence patterns they are about to use.

Divide the class into four groups labelled A, B, C, and D. Groups A and B work together, and groups C and D work together. Groups A and C ask questions and gain responses from the groups they work with that will enable them to fill in their survey forms. Then groups B and D take their turn to follow the same process to complete their forms.

 Prepare survey forms based on the model shown below with enough rows for the number of students in your class.





Give the students a time limit to complete this task.

To revise fingerspelling and to be true to the nature of surveys, where you often have to provide your name, ask the students to fingerspell their name before they respond to the questions about their likes and dislikes.

Have the groups pool their results and display their information in an appropriate format, for example, as a graph. Display the completed graph.

This survey could be varied by having the students follow the same process to find out:


  • what others had for breakfast
  • what others had for lunch
  • the students’ sports preferences.

Decisions on how to communicate findings based on the data that the students gather could be linked with the students’ learning in other curriculum areas, for example, mathematics and statistics.

Clip 9.2a
Clip 9.2b

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