Kelly Souhrada

Kelly SouhradaHello! My name is Kelly Souhrada.  I am the new secondary ASL Teacher. 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 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 360-553-4612.

 

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.     Develop understanding and use of basic/survival ASL through demonstration, practices and classroom activities.
  2.     Use watching, viewing, and observation skills and strategies to gain understanding
  3.     Use ASL skills and strategies to interact/work effectively with others
  4.     Use ASL skills and strategies to effectively present ideas and one’s self in a variety of situations

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: American Sign Language Literature Studies class is designed to expose students to various genres of ASL literature. Students will view, create, and think critically about ideas presented in class. Students will be assessed on their ASL literature knowledge and literary elements. In addition, students will work closely with technology and media in order to view, analyze, and create ASL literature.

Students will:

  1.     Develop understanding and use of academic language through demonstration, analysis and classroom activities.
  2.     Use watching, viewing, and observation skills and strategies to gain understanding
  3.     Use ASL skills and strategies to interact/work effectively with others
  4.     Use ASL skills and strategies to effectively present ideas and one’s self in a variety of situations

The units that we will focus on include:

*Comparing and Contrasting different ASL LIterature work

*Literary elements in ASL

*Genres of 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.     Develop understanding and use of basic/survival ASL through demonstration, practices and classroom activities.
  2.     Use watching, viewing, and observation skills and strategies to gain understanding
  3.     Use ASL skills and strategies to interact/work effectively with others
  4.     Use ASL skills and strategies to effectively present ideas and one’s self in a variety of situations

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