Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Topic: Standards for Listening and Speaking, K, 1, 2.

10-second review: Rules of discussion. Restate key elements. Use correct tenses. Stay on topic. Ask for clarification. Use complete sentences.

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 http://www.corestandards.org/.

Listen to others. Take turns speaking. Continue a conversation. Confirm understanding of oral information by asking and answering questions. Ask questions to clarify something not understood. Describe people, places, things and events.

Grade 1: Follow rules for discussion. Respond to comments of others. Ask questions to clear up confusion. Restate key elements. Get information by asking questions. Use correct tenses for present, past and future. Use complete sentences.

Grade 2:
Stay on topic. Ask for clarification. Ask and answer questions about information orally presented. Retell stories. Use complete sentences.

Comment: The standards do not take for granted some of the basics of speaking and listening. RayS.

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