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Contact Information

  • laura.soto@springbranchisd.com 
  • Room 105, 109

About Me

  • I have been signing since childhood and I am so excited to help start the ASL program for Spring Branch!  This is my first year in the district and 6th year teaching ASL as a foreign language at the high school level.  I received my degree in Speech Therapy & Psychology from the University of Houston while furthering my study of ASL and Deaf Culture.  While attending UH, I tutored struggling ASL students and developed my passion for teaching.
  • *Please note that I am teaching at 3 campuses this year so email is the best way to reach me.
     
  • CLASSROOM RULES

    Be on time

    Show respect for  yourself and others.

    Be open to learning (participate!)

Voiceless Signing Sessions

Each class will have voiceless signing sessions.  During this time, we will be signing with each other without speaking.  Any speaking during this time will result in 5 points deducted per day from Participation.


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Edmodo

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Laura Soto

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CLASS SCHEDULE

7th Period ASL 1
8th Period ASL 1




 

Make-Ups

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Make-ups will be after school by appointment.

The student must schedule the make-up on the day he/she returns to my class.

Tutorials

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Tutorials are available after school by appointment and online via Edmodo.

Class Assignments & Homework

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Tips for success:

Participation is key!  Learning ASL is much like learning a dance, sport, or musical instrument; you must do it to learn it.  

Students who participate daily in the activities and lessons will excel because they are building muscle memory.

Practice the vocabulary and finger-spelling daily to build dexterity and muscle memory.

Pay attention in class: ASL is visual, you must listen with your eyes.

We will be using online resources for some assignments.