Standard 1: Language for Information and Understanding
Students will listen, speak, read, and write for information and
Students will listen for data, facts, and ideas in group
discussions, student presentations and oral readings.
Students will listen to acquire information from different types
of text, follow directions, identify similarities and differences and
identify literary parts such as main idea and conclusion.
Students will listen respectfully and identify essential
details for note taking.
Standard 2: Language for Literary Response and Expression
Students will read and listen to oral, written, and electronically produced
texts and performances from American and world literature; relate texts
and performances to their own lives; and develop an understanding of the
diverse social, historical, and cultural dimensions the texts and performances
represent. As speakers and writers, students will use oral and written language
that follows the accepted conventions of the English language for
self-expression and artistic creation.
Students will listen to comprehend, interpret, and respond to
imaginative texts and performances.
Students will recall a sequence of events, appreciate and
enjoy literary works, and distinguish between different types of oral
passages such as a story from a poem.
Students will use note taking and webbing strategies to
organize information and ideas recalled from stories read aloud.
Students will identify information that is implicit rather than
stated and connect new information to prior knowledge or
Standard 3: Language for Critical Analysis and
Students will listen, speak, read, and write for critical
analysis and evaluation.
Students will listen to form an opinion, evaluate
information, and analyze ideas based on information in the
world around them.
Students will recognize differences in two or more versions of a
familiar story and distinguish between information in media texts
and fiction material.
Students will listen and use the perspectives of others,
language of the presentation, volume and tone of voice in order to
analyze and evaluate presentations.
Standard 4: Language for Social Interaction
Students will listen, speak, read, and write for social
Students will listen to friendly notes, cards, letters, and
personal narratives read aloud to get to know the writer and/or
Students will share reading experiences to build a
relationship with peers and adults.
Students will recognize language appropriate to social
Nursery Rhymes / Fables