Knowledge and Skills Statement
A knowledge and skills statement is a broad statement of what students must know and be able to do. It generally begins with a learning strand and ends with the phrase “The student is expected to:” Knowledge and skills statements always include related student expectations.
Use an oral language checklist during group discussion, conversational interactions such as lunch, recess, arrival/dismissal, or during oral presentations.
The checklist might include topics like the following:
- The student listens when someone is speaking.
- The student is able to ask questions that make sense to the topic.
- The student is able to ask questions to help clarify meaning or understanding.
- The student is able to answer open-ended questions with multi-word responses.
Glossary Support for ELA.2.1.A
Related 2009 Student Expectation
This student expectation is related to the following SE from the 2009 reading/language arts TEKS.
(28) Listening and Speaking/Listening. Students use comprehension skills to listen attentively to others in formal and informal settings. Students continue to apply earlier standards with greater complexity. Students are expected to: