Kelly Souhrada

Kelly SouhradaHello! My name is Kelly Souhrada.  I am the secondary ASL Teacher. This is my second year here at WSD. I am excited to join the Terriers team here at Washington School for the Deaf. I was born in Hawaii and grew up in Southern California and Colorado.  I received my BA degree from California State University, Northridge (CSUN) and my Deaf Education degree from University of California, San Diego (UCSD).  I worked for 10 years mainly as a Elementary Teacher in at Rocky Mountain Deaf School in Denver, Colorado before moving here with my family. Other than getting used to the rain, I am enjoying all that the Northwest has to offer, (especially the summer weather!) and look forward to raising my children and building a life here!

You can contact me through e-mail at kelly.souhrada@cdhl.wa.gov  or through VP at 360-553-4611.

 

My American Sign Language classes will follow the ASL Content Standards.  If you would like to check out the website for more detailed information, please go to this link: https://www.gallaudet.edu/k-12-asl-content-standards

Standards: We will follow the ASL Content Standards: 

The five Anchor Standards are the following:

  • Viewing Standards (Literature and Informational Text)
  • Published Signing Standards
  • Discourse and Presentation Standards
  • Language Standards
  • Fingerspelling and Fingerreading Standards

 

 

Course Description: 

Introduction to ASL Language Arts class is designed for students who come in with minimal ASL skills. Students will develop proficiency in discourse that sets the foundation for language use within academic classes. Students will view, create, and think critically about ideas presented in class.

Students will:

  1.    Gain adequate exposure to a range of videos by viewing and demonstrating comprehension of a variety of ASL Literature
  2.     Answer WH Questions (Who, What, When, Where, Which, Why, How)
  3.     Present their knowledge and ideas effectively through use of digital media
  4.     Increase understanding of basic ASL structure, focusing on the 5 parameters (Handshape, Non Manual Movements, Location, Movement, and Palm Orientation)
  5.  Improve fluency of fingerspelling including initialized and lexicalized fingerspelling.

The units that we will focus on include:

*ASL Grammar *Deafhood/Redefining Deaf

*Deaf History/Social Change       *Deaf Art

*How to Get Information and Give Presentations *Linguistics

* ASL Literature

Course Description: 

ASL Language Arts class is designed for students who come in with some ASL skills. Students will develop proficiency in discourse that sets the foundation for language use within academic classes. Students will view, create, and think critically about ideas presented in class.

Students will:

  1.    Gain adequate exposure to a range of videos by viewing and demonstrating comprehension of a variety of ASL Literature
  2.     Apply ASL skills to present a variety of published work (arguments, informative, and narratives)
  3.     Present their knowledge and ideas effectively through use of digital media
  4.     Increase understanding of ASL structure, knowledge of language, and vocabulary acquisition/use

The units that we will focus on include:

*ASL Grammar *Deafhood/Redefining Deaf

*Deaf History/Social Change       *Deaf Art

*How to Get Information and Give Presentations *Linguistics

* ASL Literature *ASL Media

Course Description: ASL Language Arts class is designed for students who come in with some ASL skills. Students will develop proficiency in discourse that sets the foundation for language use within academic classes. Students will view, create, and think critically about ideas presented in class.

Students will:

  1.    Gain adequate exposure to a range of videos by viewing and demonstrating comprehension of a variety of ASL Literature
  2.     Apply ASL skills to present a variety of published work (arguments, informative, and narratives)
  3.     Present their knowledge and ideas effectively through use of digital media
  4.     Increase understanding of ASL structure, knowledge of language, and vocabulary acquisition/use
  5.  Improve fluency of fingerspelling including initialized and lexicalized forms

The units that we will focus on include:

 *ASL Phonology *Genres of ASL

*Deaf History/Culture       *Deaf Art/De”VIA

*How to Get Information and Give Presentations *Personal Narratives