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Mid-year reflection Sign language. Micah Hinson. Focus Questions. How can I become a better interpreter? What can I do to become better in using sign language?. Why sign language?. Passion = Sign Language ☺ Grew up with it Signing Choir Best friends. Sign Language.

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focus questions
Focus Questions
  • How can I become a better interpreter?
  • What can I do to become better in using sign language?
why sign language
Why sign language?

Passion = Sign Language ☺

  • Grew up with it
  • Signing Choir
  • Best friends
sign language
Sign Language
  • Hand/body motions or gestures
  • Facial expressions
  • Used for D/HH
  • American Sign Language
my project
My project
  • Signing/interpreting two pieces
  • “Overcomer” by Mandisa (song)
  • “We Shall Overcome” Lyndon Baines Johnson (speech)

(Civil Rights Movement)

  • Her name is Peggy
  • Interpreter forelementary school
  • Runs signing choir
  • We meet once a month
terms you ll hear me say
Terms You’ll Hear me say
  • Glossing= annotationsinterpreters use, write what is signed
  • Honorific= certain sign/gestureshowing ‘rank’
  • Interpret= sign as someone is talking

Example of Honorific in reference to God

Written: (H)

This picture shows glossings that I did with my mentor. We wrote what we were going to sign.

interpreting visual
Interpreting Visual



Interpreting is like juggling, three things all at once that are all continuous.


  • Become better interpreter
  • Fluent with signs
  • Broaden vocabulary
  • Follow interpretingrules of thumb
  • These will allow me to improve.
things to practice
Things to practice
  • Fingerspelling

Why: -proper nouns

-no sign word available

  • Glossing:

Why: -analyze future songs

-learn necessary on the spot words/skills

where i am now
Where I am now
  • Ready to finish song
  • Next section in speech
  • I know what/how to gloss
  • Fingerspelling, getting faster
what i ve learned
What I’ve learned
  • Glossing and Honorific definitions/importance
  • New ways to sign effectively
  • Don’t take words literally
  • Mouth what is said, not signed
end of january goals
End of January goals
  • Have song glossed
  • Song almost mastered
  • First two sections of speech glossed and mastered
  • Finger spelled words mastered
works cited
Works cited
  • Mandisa. "Overcomer." YouTube. YouTube, 9 July 2013. Web. 15 Dec. 2013.
  • Reuss-Corb, Peggy. Sign Language Glossing. 23 Oct. 2013. Raw data. Broomfield, Broomfield.

Let’s learn the sign language alphabet! 