Developing and sustaining foundational language skills: listening, speaking, discussion, and thinking--oral language. The student develops oral language through listening, speaking, and discussion. The student is expected to:
- (1) Composition: listening, speaking, reading, writing, and thinking using multiple texts--writing process. The student uses the writing process recursively to compose multiple texts that are legible and uses appropriate conventions. The student is expected to:
- (2) plan by generating ideas for writing through class
discussions and drawings;
- (A) develop drafts in oral, pictorial, or written form by organizing ideas;
- (B) revise drafts by adding details in pictures or words;
- (C) edit drafts with adult assistance using standard English conventions, including:
- (D) complete sentences;
- (i) verbs;
- (ii) singular and plural nouns;
- (iii) adjectives, including articles;
- (iv) correct spelling of words with grade-appropriate orthographic patterns and rules and high-frequency words; and
- (v) prepositions;
- (vi) pronouns, including subjective, objective, and possessive cases;
- (vii) capitalization of the first letter in a sentence and name;
- (viii) punctuation marks at the end of declarative sentences; and
- (ix) share writing.
- (E) Composition: listening, speaking, reading, writing, and thinking using multiple texts--genres. The student uses genre characteristics and craft to compose multiple texts that are meaningful. The student is expected to:
- (3) dictate or compose literary texts, including
personal narratives; and
- (A) dictate or compose informational texts.
- (B) Inquiry and research: listening, speaking, reading, writing, and thinking using multiple texts. The student engages in both short-term and sustained recursive inquiry processes for a variety of purposes. The student is expected to:
- (4) generate questions for formal and informal inquiry
with adult assistance;
- (A) develop and follow a research plan with adult assistance;
- (B) gather information from a variety of sources with adult assistance;
- (C) demonstrate understanding of information gathered with adult assistance; and
- (D) use an appropriate mode of delivery, whether written, oral, or multimodal, to present results.
- (E) listen actively and ask questions to understand information and answer questions using multi-word responses;
- (F) restate and follow oral directions that involve a short, related sequence of actions;
- (G) share information and ideas by speaking audibly and clearly using the conventions of language;
- (H) work collaboratively with others by following agreed-upon rules for discussion, including taking turns; and
- (I) develop social communication such as introducing himself/herself, using common greetings, and expressing needs and wants.
G.R.O.U.P.S - Group Work Expectations Poster
Encourage cooperative behavior during group work activities with a printable group work mnemonic poster.
I Spy - Oral Language Activity
Encourage the development of oral language with this fun "I Spy" activity.
Formal and Informal Greetings – Worksheet
A sorting worksheet where students distinguish the differences between formal and informal greetings.
Positional Language Activity – The Campground
An activity to use when teaching younger students about positional language.
Getting-to-Know-You Activity - Make a Mask
Practice teamwork in the first week of school with this mask-making activity.
This Is Me Task Cards
A fun, getting-to-know-you game to play in the first days of a new school year.
Goals - Speaking and Listening (Lower Elementary)
Fourteen speaking and listening goal cards for lower elementary.
'I Can' Statements - Speaking and Listening (Lower Elementary)
A set of 13 'I can' statement cards focusing on speaking and listening for lower elementary.
Whole Body Listening Posters
A set of posters highlighting the characteristics of a good listener.
Goal Labels - Speaking and Listening (Lower Elementary)
Fourteen speaking and listening goal labels for lower elementary.
Groovy Greetings Song
A non-contact greeting song to use at the beginning of the day.
Weather-Themed How Are You Feeling? Poster and Flashcards
A visual resource to help students verbalize how they are feeling.
Mount Feeling - Feelings Poster and Flashcards
Mount Feeling poster and flashcards to help students vocalize how they are feeling using a visual aid.
Mold It! Task Cards
A set of 28 task cards to use with modeling clay.
I Can Listen Poster
A poster to scaffold appropriate behavior for students when listening in class.
Who Am I? Icebreaker Game
Make day 1 a success with this fun icebreaker game.
Shopping Cart Matchup Activity
A speaking and listening activity to reinforce a variety of mathematical concepts.
Secret Threading Task Cards
Practice listening and speaking skills with this fun barrier activity.
True or False Listening Activity
A collection of 16 images in a PowerPoint to use as prompts for listening practice.
A set of 10 picture puzzles to use as a team-building activity.
Me and My Favorites Worksheet
Learn about your new students' favorites with this getting-to-know-you activity.
Dramatic Play Kit – Coffee and Tea Shop
A coffee and tea shop themed dramatic play kit.
Pretend Play Kit – Mechanic Shop Dramatic Play Theme
A mechanic shop themed dramatic play kit.
Fruit and Vegetable - Grocery Store Dramatic Play Pack
A fruit and vegetable stand-themed grocery store dramatic play kit.
Dramatic Play Center - Vet's Office Pack
Printable decor and elements for a veterinarian's office dramatic play center.
Dramatic Play Center - Dentist Office
Engage and encourage imaginative thinking with a dentist's office dramatic play center.
Which One? – Listening Comprehension Exercise
An Interactive PowerPoint where students listen to a description and choose the matching image.
Move and Share Activity - Icebreaker Activity
Start the school year movin' and sharin' with this fun icebreaker activity.
Dramatic Play - Doctor's Office Pretend Play Pack
Create a dramatic play center with this doctor's office kit.