SL.K.4

Describe familiar people, places, things, and events and, with prompting and support, provide additional detail.

 


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Unpacking the Standard: SL.K.4
Student Friendly Learning Target: SL.K.4
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VOCABULARY
  • describe
  • things
  • describing words
  • details
  • familiar

  • questioning to prompt
  • events
  • places
  • people
  • additional

UNDERSTANDING THE STANDARD  what's this

  • The ability to describe familiar people, places, things and events supports oral language development, vocabulary acquisition, an understanding of English grammar, and speaking and listening standards across grade levels.
  • When students focus on key ideas and details as they describe people, places, things and events, they begin to discern what is most important and relevant. This analytical thinking is essential across grade levels and content areas.
  • Recalling details about familiar people, places, things, and events supports the student’s use of long term and working memory during the learning process.
  • When students provide descriptions of things familiar to them they are encouraged to reflect and visualize. The ability to reflect and visualize support higher levels of comprehension.
  • Providing descriptions of familiar people, places, things, and events improves students understanding of narratives and their structure, which helps children tell and write their own stories.

QUESTIONS TO FOCUS INSTRUCTION what's this
  • How does the ability to describe familiar people, places, things, and events support reading comprehension and writing skills?
  • What strategies are useful to help students describe things familiar to them?
  • What techniques can teachers use to prompt students to add or expand details used in oral descriptions?
  • What materials, such as graphic organizers, help students pay attention to and include details in oral descriptions?
  • How is oral language proficiency assessed?

 

LEARNING PROGRESSION

Go to SL.1.4 to see the progression of related skills.