Monday, April 12, 2010

Topic: K-5 Standards for speaking and listening

10-second review: Different types of verbal interactions. Integrate information from multiple sources. Evaluate speakers. Present information with purpose and for audience. Use digital and visual media. Command of formal English.

Title: :  “CCSSI (Common Core State Standards Initiative) for English Language Arts and Literacy in History/Social Studies and Science.” March 10, 2010, p. 12, 13. You will find the standards at

Key ideas:
. Range of interactions. Build on input of others.
. Integrate information from multiple sources to answer questions or solve problems.
. Evaluate speakers’ point of view, reasoning, use of rhetoric, evidence.
. Present information appropriate to purpose and audience.
. Use digital and visual media to enhance understanding
. Demonstrate command of formal English.
. Use complete sentences.

Comment: From the get-go, the standards make clear the need for formal, standard English. RayS.

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