Speaking and Listening (CCSS)

Goal 1: Children demonstrate an increasing ability to comprehend and participate in collaborative conversations. Their ability to present information and discuss their ideas increases at each grade level.

By the end of each age group or grade level, most children will have met prior age group or grade level standards in this domain.

Infants Through Older Toddlers

Infants

(0-12 Months)

  1. No standards in this age group for this Element.

Young Toddlers

(9-18 Months)

  1. No standards in this age group for this Element.

Older Toddlers

(18-36 Months)

  1. No standards in this age group for this Element.
Younger Preschoolers Through Kindergartners

Younger Preschoolers

(36-48 months)

  1. No standards in this age group for this Element.

Older Preschoolers

(48-60 months)

  1. No standards in this age group for this Element.

Kindergartners

Comprehension and Collaboration

  1. Participate in collaborative conversations with diverse partners about kindergarten topics and texts with peers and adults in small and larger groups.
    1. Follow agreed-upon rules for discussions
    2. Continue a conversation through multiple exchanges.
  2. Confirm understanding of a text read aloud or information presented orally or through other media by asking and answering questions
  3. Ask and answer questions in order to seek help, get information, or clarify something that is not understood.

Presentation of Knowledge and Ideas

  1. Describe familiar people, places, things, and events and, with prompting and support, provide additional detail.
  2. Add drawings or other visual displays to descriptions as desired to provide additional detail.
  3. Speak audibly and express thoughts, feelings, and ideas clearly.
First Graders Through Third Graders

First Graders

Comprehension and Collaboration

  1. Participate in collaborative conversations with diverse partners about grade 1 topics and texts with peers and adults in small and larger groups.
    1. Follow agreed-upon rules for discussions
    2. Build on others’ talk in conversations by responding to the comments of others through multiple exchanges.
    3. Ask questions to clear up any confusion about the topics and texts under discussion.
  2. Ask and answer questions about key details in a text read aloud or information presented orally or through other media.
  3. Ask and answer questions about what a speaker says in order to gather additional information or clarify something.

Presentation of Knowledge and Ideas

  1. Describe people, places, things, and events with relevant details, expressing ideas and feelings clearly.
  2. Add drawings or other visual displays to descriptions when appropriate to clarify ideas, thoughts, and feelings.
  3. Produce complete sentences when appropriate to task and situation

Second Graders

Comprehension and Collaboration

  1. Participate in collaborative conversations with diverse partners about grade 2 topics and texts with peers and adults in small and larger groups.
    1. Follow agreed-upon rules for discussions
    2. Build on others’ talk in conversations by linking their comments to remarks of others.
    3. Ask for clarification and further explanation as needed [more]
  2. Recount or describe key ideas or details from a text read aloud or information presented orally or through other media.
  3. Ask and answer questions about what a speaker says in order to clarify comprehension, gather additional information, or deepen understanding of a topic or issue.

Presentation of Knowledge and Ideas

  1. Tell a story or recount an experience with appropriate facts and relevant, descriptive details, speaking audibly in coherent sentences.
  2. Create audio recordings of stories or poems; add drawings or other visual displays to stories or recounts of experiences
  3. Produce complete sentences when appropriate to task and situation

Third Graders

Comprehension and Collaboration

  1. Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 3 topics and texts, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly.
  2. Determine the main ideas and supporting details of a text read aloud or information presented in diverse media and formats..
  3. Ask and answer questions about information from a speaker, offering appropriate elaboration and detail.

Presentation of Knowledge and Ideas

  1. Report on a topic or text, tell a story, or recount an experience with appropriate facts and relevant, descriptive details, speaking clearly at an understandable pace.
  2. Create engaging audio recordings of stories or poems that demonstrate fluid reading at an understandable pace; add visual displays when appropriate to emphasize or enhance certain facts or details.
  3. Speak in complete sentences when appropriate to task and situation in order to provide requested detail or clarification.

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