SL.K.1

Participate in collaborative conversations with diverse partners about kindergarten topics and texts with peers and adults in small and larger groups.
- Follow agreed-upon rules for discussions (e.g., listening to others and taking turns speaking about the topics and texts under discussion).
- Continue a conversation through multiple exchanges.


 


 

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Unpacking the Standard: SL.K.1
Student Friendly Learning Target: SL.K.1


VOCABULARY

  • listen
  • collaborate/cooperate
  • classroom talk

  • take turns
  • community
  • topic

  • conversation/discussion
  • discussion rules/norms
  • partner

UNDERSTANDING THE STANDARD  what's this

  • Since oral language development is the foundation for written language proficiency, oral language competence is strongly predictive of the ability to learn to read and write.
  • The ability to participate in group discussions is necessary for all content areas and an important skill in life.
  • Explaining ideas to peers provides students with opportunities to rehearse their understandings which facilitates reading comprehension and the production of written responses.
  • Peer discussions contribute to a motivating and engaging environment for students in all subject areas.

QUESTIONS TO FOCUS INSTRUCTION what's this
  • What structures and routines support speaking and listening skills in a classroom community?
  • What kinds of rules (norms) support students in having productive discussion?
  • How can students learn to stay on topic and keep a conversation going through multiple exchanges?
  • What strategies or tools can be used to assess the development of listening and speaking skills.

 
LEARNING PROGRESSION

Go to SL.1.1 to see the progression of related skills.