M/J American Sign Language, Intermediate   (#0704010)

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Course Standards

General Course Information and Notes

General Notes

Major Concepts/Content:
M/J American Sign Language Intermediate is a continuation of M/J Beginning American Sign Language. Students will expand their knowledge of the language and its culture. Students will be able to engage in basic receptive and expressive signing activities and will further explore the culture, connections, comparisons, and communities during this one-year course.

This course shall integrate the Goal 3 Student Performance Standards of the Florida System of School Improvement and Accountability as appropriate to the content and processes of the subject matter. It also must reflect appropriate Next Generation Sunshine State Standards benchmarks and Florida Standards for English language arts and mathematics.

Special Note. This is a one-year course. Course content requirements for the two or three course sequence M/J American Sign Language, Beginning (0704000), Intermediate (0704010), and Advanced (0704020), may be equivalent to American Sign Language 1 (0717300).

It is each district's school board's responsibility to determine high school world languages placement policies for those students who complete the M/J American Sign Language sequences in middle school.

The standards and benchmarks listed for this course are aligned with the expected levels of language proficiency, rather than grade levels.

Florida’s Benchmarks for Excellent Student Thinking (B.E.S.T.) Standards
This course includes Florida’s B.E.S.T. ELA Expectations (EE) and Mathematical Thinking and Reasoning Standards (MTRs) for students. Florida educators should intentionally embed these standards within the content and their instruction as applicable. For guidance on the implementation of the EEs and MTRs, please visit https://www.cpalms.org/Standards/BEST_Standards.aspx and select the appropriate B.E.S.T. Standards package.

English Language Development ELD Standards Special Notes Section:
Teachers are required to provide listening, speaking, reading and writing instruction that allows English language learners (ELL) to communicate for social and instructional purposes within the school setting. For the given level of English language proficiency and with visual, graphic, or interactive support, students will interact with grade level words, expressions, sentences and discourse to process or produce language necessary for academic success. The ELD standard should specify a relevant content area concept or topic of study chosen by curriculum developers and teachers which maximizes an ELL’s need for communication and social skills. To access an ELL supporting document which delineates performance definitions and descriptors, please click on the following link: http://www.cpalms.org/uploads/docs/standards/eld/SI.pdf

Qualifications

As well as any certification requirements listed on the course description, the following qualifications may also be acceptable for the course:

Any field when certification reflects a bachelor or higher degree plus American Sign Language Endorsement.

General Information

Course Number: 0704010
Course Path:
Abbreviated Title: M/J AMER SIGN, INTER
Course Level: 2
Course Status: State Board Approved
Grade Level(s): 6,7,8

Educator Certifications

One of these educator certification options is required to teach this course.

Student Resources

Vetted resources students can use to learn the concepts and skills in this course.

Parent Resources

Vetted resources caregivers can use to help students learn the concepts and skills in this course.
Note: Connections, Comparisons and Communities are combined here under one standard.   However, teachers may divide this standard into three separate ones to align them with the national standards.