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Unpacking the Standard: SL.K.1
Student Friendly Learning Target: SL.K.1
- classroom talk
- take turns
- discussion rules/norms
UNDERSTANDING THE STANDARD what's this
QUESTIONS TO FOCUS INSTRUCTION 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.
- 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.
Go to SL.1.1
to see the progression of related skills.