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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 while observing a student in different settings throughout the day. The observation checklist might include the following:

The student

  • works well with others in partners and in group work.
  • raises his hand during group discussions.
  • takes turns during group discussions.
  • takes turns during games or during transitional activities (lining up, using the restroom, etc.).
  • gives appropriate responses during discussions.
  • listens to others before responding.

This type of observational checklist may include a scale. For example, the student may receive a + for consistently, a * for inconsistently, or a - for never.

Students should understand that working productively with others requires a shared agreement of not only the goals of the partnership but also the expectations for behavior and process for working and communicating together. These established guidelines can encourage the development of a sense of personal accountability and respect as students understand that their individual actions can impact the collective success of the group.
two or more people working together to create or produce something; the ability to work productively with others for a particular purpose