teaching resource

'I Can' Statements - Speaking and Listening (Upper Elementary)

Teach Starter Publishing
PDF | 5 pages | Grades: 4 - 6

A set of 11 'I can' statement cards focusing on speaking and listening for upper elementary.

This set of ‘I can’ statement cards are designed to help students develop their speaking and listening skills. The statements help students to reflect upon their work and become more responsible for their own learning.

Print out, laminate, and stick a small magnetic strip to the back so they can be stuck on to your classroom magnetic whiteboard. Blank cards are also included for personalized reading ‘I can’ statements.

How to use this resource:

  • Use the ‘I can’ statements as weekly classroom goals. Once the class has achieved their ‘I can’ statement, stick all of the statements on a display board as a reminder of the goals they have achieved.
  • Use the ‘I can’ statements during small group activities. Each group will have an ‘I can’ statement they are working toward.
  • Print out sets of the ‘I can’ statements to be used for individual students. Stick their own ‘I can’ statement on their desk, to remind them of what they are working toward with their speaking and listening.


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