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.

General Information

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

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Student Resources

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Original Student Tutorials

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Type: Original Student Tutorial

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Type: Original Student Tutorial

Parent Resources

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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.