Week Sixteen

This week I asked that my ASL 2 students start working on the song that they will do for the end of this class. The song is called “Clear the Stage” by Jimmy Needham. I think this is a great song that talks about how worship is more than just a time during a church service when we sing. I love the powerful message of this song and am excited to see how each of you translate it out so that it is just as impactful in ASL as it is in English. If you are following along with our class online, I’d love to know any words that you want to learn to be able to do this song. 🙂 Also, if you would like to post your own version of this song on YouTube while the class is in session or even if you are taking this class way down the line, I would LOVE to post you on my student’s performance page and see your version of the song.

 

Text from the PowerPoint:

American Sign Language 2: Week Seven

 

Lesson 18 Vocabulary
• Analyze, research (2)
• Become fat
• Bright, clear, obvious
• Butter
• Celebrate
• Comfortable
• Confident, confidence
• Dark, darkness
• Dentist (2)
• Egg
• Electricity, electric
• Emphasize, impress, stress, impressed
• Exact, precise, perfect
• Fight
• Fix
• Hide
• Jump
• Kneel
• License
• Long
• Lose (competition)
• Lousy
• Mirror
• Music, song, sing
• Pepper
• Poison
• Potato
• Pull
• Push
• Salt
• Selfish, greedy
• Sour, bitter
• Stand
• Struggle
• Team
• Travel, tour
• Very

 

Chapter Eighteen: Verb Inflection: Continually

  • Many verbs can show a continuing action by adding a circular movement.

 

Chapter Eighteen: Examples

  • #BUS NOT COME, I STAND-CONTINUALLY.
  • I stood around waiting for the bus. It didn’t come.
  • ALL-DAY I WORK-CONTINUALLY, NOT EXPECT TIME-6 I.
  • I worked without stopping all day and didn’t realize it was six o’clock.
  • HE SHOW-UP NONE, I WAIT-CONTINUALLY.
  • I kept waiting, but he never showed up.

 

Conversation Prompts For Full ASL Conversations Without Any Voicing

  • Introduce yourselves and exchange pleasantries
  • Tell about yourself and ask the other person questions about themselves: married, age, children, work/school where, middle name, birthday, favorite movie, future goals, what they wanted to be when they were a child, favorite Starbucks drink, time they usually go to bed, favorite song, recite John 3:16 or Genesis 1:1, siblings, plans for summer, etc.
  • Thank each other and exchange parting greetings

 

Conversation Prompt for Partners

 

Chapter Eighteen Vocabulary

 

Chapter Eighteen: Verb Inflection-Continually

 

Talking About Jimmy Needham’s “Clear the Stage” Assignment

 

Clear The Stage by Jimmy Needham (audio)

 

Clear The Stage

Clear the stage and set the sound and lights ablaze
If that’s the measure you must take to crush the idols
Jerk the pews & all the decorations, too
Until the congregations few, then have revival
Tell your friends that this is where the party ends
Until you’re broken for your sins, you can’t be social
Then seek the Lord & wait for what He has in store
And know that great is your reward so just be hopeful
‘Cause you can sing all you want to
Yes, you can sing all you want to
You can sing all you want to
And still get it wrong;
Worship is more than a song
Take a break from all the plans that you have made
And sit at home alone and wait for God to whisper
Beg Him please to open up His mouth and speak
And pray for real upon your knees until they blister
Shine the light on every corner of your life until the pride and lust and lies are in the open
Then read the Word and put to test the things you’ve heard
Until your heart and soul are stirred and rocked and broken
‘Cause you can sing all you want to
Yes, you can sing all you want to
You can sing all you want to
And still get it wrong;
Worship is more than a song
We must not worship something that’s not even worth it
Clear the stage,
Make some space for the One who deserves it
Anything I put before my God
Is an idol
Anything I want with all my heart
Is an idol
And anything I can’t stop thinking of
Is an idol
Anything that I give all my love
Is an idol
‘Cause I can sing all I want to
Yes, I can sing all I want to
And we can, sing all we want to
We can sing all we want to
We can sing all we want to
And still get it wrong;
Worship is more than a song
Clear the stage and set the sound and lights ablaze
If that’s the measure you must take to crush the idols

 

ASL Storytelling Receptive Practice

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