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Knowledge and Skills Statement

Developing and sustaining foundational language skills: listening, speaking, discussion, and thinking -- oral language. The student develops oral language through listening, speaking, and discussion.

Use an observational checklist. The checklist can include levels such as consistently, inconsistently, or never and can include the following items:

The student

  • uses speech that is understood by most children and adults.
  • has clear articulation that is easily understood.
  • uses simple sentences with proper grammar and vocabulary.
  • uses correct pronouns when speaking.
  • uses correct tenses when speaking.
Conventions of language are the rules broadly agreed upon as standard for communicating in written or oral form. In kindergarten, these include using correct word order, pronouns, subject-verb agreement, word tenses, sentence structure, and complete sentences.

Related 2009 Student Expectation

This student expectation is related to the following SE from the 2009 reading/language arts TEKS.

(22) Listening and Speaking/Speaking. Students speak clearly and to the point, using the conventions of language. Students continue to apply earlier standards with greater complexity. Students are expected to share information and ideas by speaking audibly and clearly using the conventions of language.