Speak in complete sentences when appropriate to task and situation in order to provide requested detail or clarification.


  • sentence structure
  • clarifying sentence
  • details
  • clarification

  • conventions of English grammar
  • simple and compound sentences
  • question response

  • Speaking and listening across grade levels is supported when students participate in shared language activities during which they are prompted to produce a variety of complete sentences.
  • Understanding the different functions and usage of words, such as nouns, verbs, plurals, pronouns, adjectives, and adverbs, will help students expand the complexity of their sentences to include details or requested clarification.
  • Understanding the various functions and usage of words will help students expand their oral vocabulary and make effective word choices necessary to produce complete sentences that clearly communicate meaning and provide requested details.
  • Mastering the conventions of standard English grammar enable one to produce complete sentences that are increasingly complex and rich and that clearly and with necessary detail strengthen the student’s ability to express thoughts, feelings, and ideas across all content areas, including math, science, social studies, and the arts.

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  • How does demonstrating command of the conventions of standard English grammar when speaking strengthen language development and oral presentation skills?
  • What strategies can be used to help students incorporate and correctly use basic and more complex conventions (i.e., nouns, verbs, plurals, pronouns, adjectives, and adverbs), in the sentences they use to deliver oral presentations.
  • How does producing and expanding simple and compound sentences strengthen oral presentation skills?
  • How does comparing formal and informal use of English support oral presentations?
  • What must students know about key ideas and supporting details in order to produce correct sentences that provide requested details.
  • What additional instructional support can be provided for students who struggle with understanding the conventions of standard English grammar and, therefore, have difficulty incorporating these in oral presentations?


Go to SL.2.6 to see skills mastered prior to this.