SL.K.3

Ask and answer questions in order to seek help, get information, or clarify something that is not understood.

 


VOCABULARY
  • ask
  • answer
  • "wh" + how questions
  • seek help
  • information
  • clarify
  • question/questioning
  • understand

  UNDERSTANDING THE STANDARD what's this

  • Question generation and response supports oral language development and discourse as well as active listening—skills appropriate for all grades and content areas.
  • Students’ metacognitive skills are supported by learning to ask and answer questions. This, in turn, promotes comprehension and deeper engagement with class discussion across contents and grades
  • Students’ ability to ask and answer questions helps them focus on details and integrate background knowledge with new knowledge.
  • More advanced skills of summarization, analysis, making inferences and forming opinions are supported by the prerequisite skill of answering and asking questions.
  • Listeners must recognize when they are confused or when information is lacking in order to ask and answer questions to receive help or to obtain additional information.
  • The skill of distinguishing relevant and irrelevant information in what is heard by asking and answering questions supports the ability to summarize, orally and in writing, in subjects such as science, social studies, and mathematics.

QUESTIONS TO FOCUS INSTRUCTION what's this
  • What instructional strategies support the development of students’ skills and abilities in asking and answering strategies about what they have heard?
  • What strategies can teachers implement to support the development of good listening skills?
  • What oral discussion techniques and procedures can teachers model to support appropriate discussion/dialogue by students, including question answering by students?
  • How important is vocabulary knowledge in being able to ask and answer questions?
  • What instructional strategies promote active listening and attention to key ideas and details?

 

LEARNING PROGRESSION

Go to SL.1.3 to see the progression of related skills.