Developing and sustaining foundational language skills: listening, speaking, reading, writing, and thinking--vocabulary. The student uses newly acquired vocabulary expressively.
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 a rubric to determine if students know the purpose of a dictionary, word wall, or digital resource and how to use it. The most authentic way to determine students’ abilities is through observing them during classroom instruction. A time when they may need a picture dictionary or digital resource could be during writing or a research project.
- The student is unable to identify and use available resources.
- The student is able to identify a picture dictionary or digital resource for finding words but is unable to use the resource for finding words without adult assistance.
- The student is able to identify a picture dictionary or digital resource for finding words and is able to use the resource independently some of the time but may require adult assistance often.
- The student is able to consistently use a picture dictionary or digital resource for finding words and is able to use the resources independently most of the time, only asking for adult assistance occasionally.