How to implement this in your
First, watch the video
The video is downloadable and includes five short Auslan stories, about 2
4 minute each, signed by a native Auslan signer from the Victorian state. Each Auslan
fun and expressive pictures within the story so that students
are able to follow the Auslan story without getting overwhelmed
or lost. It is a great Auslan video series for beginners. All Auslan
stories include Auslan linguistic elements, such as tokens,
surrogates, role shifting, facial expressions, eye gazing
classifiers, and proforms, just to name a few. With the
Introductory to Auslan Linguistic Elements
Video (not included in this package, but highly
recommended), teachers can go a step further and introduce these
linguistic elements to further challenge students who are
already knowledgeable about Auslan.
Second, play the flash game
The 5 flash games are
downloadable, each flash game includes mixed-up picture storyboard of the Auslan
story where the students try to re-arrange the pictures
into a correct sequence according to the Auslan story video.
Teachers can use this game with the class after the class have
watched the Auslan video together. This flash game can be played
on a smart board and is a fun way to help develop student's Auslan skills with the whole class' contribution and feedback.
Third, do the worksheet activities
includes worksheets activities where after
the students have seen the video and played the flash games,
they can then work independently on arranging the stories into
correct sequence. Some students work better independently and it
will help them to internalise what they have
learnt. Teachers' answers sheets are also included in the
e-book. Also included are some activity ideas which teachers can use after
watching the Auslan stories. This e-book has an extra bonus: a handshapes chart with labels for all different kinds of
handshapes and handshapes cards.
Teachers can print out these handshapes cards for group
activities to help the students recognise different kinds of handshapes being used in the Auslan stories.
If you would like to try it out before purchasing, and to see if
it works in your computer, the first
"The Auslan Bird Story", is provided for free,
which includes the video, flash game and worksheet.
The signs in the 5 Auslan
Stories are from the Victorian state, signs all around Australia are generally
the same except for a few, especially colours. If you are from a state other than Victoria,
please double check the signs that they are the same that your state
Once payment has been made, an
email will be sent to you in 1 to 3 business days with a Drop Box link
where you can download the e-book, video and flash games.
for instructions on how to play the
flash game after you've received it.
The 5 Auslan Stories e-book, video and flash games
are copyright and for personal and school classroom use only. The
e-book is to be printed only once its entirety per individual/teacher
and the individual/teacher may photocopy the e-book as many times for
personal and classroom use. Please do not
photocopy, reprint or distribute the e-book/video/flash games to other individuals
or teachers, please direct them to this website to purchase them instead.
For Individual Auslan Teachers and/or Companies - if
you would like to use e-books, videos and flash games from Auslan Resources as part of your
Auslan teaching business, for example, teaching private Auslan classes
or community Auslan classes, please contact me for permission and
special deal discounts.