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The Reading Connection

 

Last month we shared information about the CSS ELA Standard: Writing. This month we are going to give a
brief overview of a few of the standards for ELA: Speaking and Listening. The speaking and listening
standards for grades K-5 offer a focus for instruction each year to help ensure that students gain adequate
mastery of a range of skills and applications. Students advancing through the grades are expected to meet
each year’s grade-specific standards and retain or further develop skills and understandings mastered in
preceding grades.

The tables below highlight a sample of what the standards expect from students Kindergarten-5th grade in the ELA: Speaking and Listening standard and highlights how a given standard increases in difficulty across the six grade levels.  For more specific information on grade level specific standards, please visit the following link:  http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/ (once there, go to the right hand side and click on “Speaking & Listening”-this will allow you to select a specific grade level).

Grade Level Comprehension and Collaboration Presentation of Knowledge and Ideas
K  

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

 

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

 

1  

Ask and answer questions about what a speaker says in order to gather additional information or clarify something that is not understood.

 

 

Describe people, places, things, and events with relevant details, expressing ideas and feelings clearly.

2  

Ask and answer questions about what a speaker says in order to clarify comprehension, gather additional information, or deepen understanding of a topic or issue.

 

 

Tell a story or recount an experience with appropriate facts and relevant, descriptive details, speaking audibly in coherent sentences.

3  

Ask and answer questions about information from a speaker, offering appropriate elaboration and detail.

 

Report on a topic or text, tell a story, or recount an experience with appropriate facts and relevant, descriptive details, speaking clearly at an understandable pace.

 

4  

Identify the reasons and evidence a speaker provides to support particular points.

 

Report on a topic or text, tell a story, or recount an experience in an organized manner, using appropriate facts and relevant, descriptive details to support main ideas or themes; speak clearly at an understandable pace.

 

5  

Summarize the points a speaker makes and explain how each claim is supported by reasons and evidence.

 

Report on a topic or text or present an opinion, sequencing ideas logically and using appropriate facts and relevant, descriptive details to support main ideas or themes; speak clearly at an understandable pace.

 


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