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Language Arts

Speaking & Listening

Critical Content

Power Standards

  • Express a personal point of view about a topic presented or text read aloud and explain whether that opinion agrees or disagrees with the author’s/presenter’s point of view using factual, relevant and descriptive text evidence. (SL.3..2 & RI 3.6)
  • Report on a topic with appropriate facts and relevant, descriptive details, speaking clearly in complete sentences at an understandable pace. (SL.3.4, 3.6)

 

Power Standards Critical Content

In the language of instruction, students will…

  • Identify information from a text being read aloud
  • Identify information that is presented in different media formats (e.g., media, charts, graphs, websites, speeches)
  • Use the information gathered to determine the main idea and support details of a presentation
  • Present a topic, text, story, or experience with facts and relevant (appropriate), descriptive details
  • Speak clearly and at an understandable pace when presenting
  • Recognize and speak in complete sentences
  • Analyze point of view (the person’s view or attitude about a situation)
  • Determine the point of view of an author
  • Identify and describe how point of view is similar to or different from the author

*Other media formats: written text, text read aloud, charts, graphs, web sites, presentations, speeches, movies, articles

 

Additional Critical Content

In the language of instruction, students will…

  • Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, group, and teacher-led discussions) with diverse partners on grade 3 topics and texts, building on others’ idea and expressing the idea clearly
    • Be prepared for discussions by reading and studying required materials
    • Follow established rules for class discussions
    • Ask questions about a speaker’s presentation to better understand or to request more information
    • Answer questions about a speaker’s presentation by using appropriate elaboration and detail
    • Build on the ideas of others in a discussion
    • Discuss ideas clearly in a discussion
    • Participate in conversations by asking questions, making connections, and staying on topic
    • Refer to texts and other required materials when discussing a topic
    • Refer to one’s own prior knowledge when discussing a topic
    • Explain one’s ideas and tell what was learned from a discussion
  • Identify main verbal and nonverbal communication elements and strategies to maintain communications and to negotiate and resolve conflict
  • Create audio recordings of stories or poems by reading aloud at an understandable pace and use expression to make them come to life
  • Use visuals such as drawings or photographs to draw attention to certain facts or details
  • Restate and carry out a variety of oral instructions
  • Comprehend stories and other texts read aloud, including selections from classic and contemporary works in Spanish
  • Differentiate between the formal and informal style of speaking according to audience and purpose

 

Concept-Based Connections

Essential Understandings

  • Effective listening and speaking skills are critical for communicating, collaborating, understanding and evaluating our world.
  • Presentation of knowledge and ideas is enhanced through appropriate use of organization, style and language for a specific audience using various media formats.

 

Factual Guiding Questions

  • How do partners or groups collaborate?
  • What helps someone to understand a presentation or read aloud?
  • What helps others to understand a presentation?

 

Conceptual Guiding Questions

  • What makes collaboration meaningful?
  • Why is it important to express oneself clearly?
  • How do we express and support ones point of view clearly?

 

Engaging/Debatable Guiding Questions

  • What makes a presentation “great”?
  • Does it matter “what I say” and “how I say it”?

 

Language Considerations

Language General Transfer-Students must draw upon the following…

Auditory skills

  • Auditory Memory: Remember what has been heard
  • Auditory Sequencing: Ability to remember, order or reconstruct information, such as directions, lists, events and sounds that are presented aurally
  • Auditory Perception: Hearing skills needed to perceive sounds
  • Background knowledge to make sense of and communicate what was heard or what they will speak

 

Non-cognitive transfer

  • Attention
  • Listening
  • Concentration
  • Persistence
  • Task Completion

 

Self-esteem transfer

  • Being literate
  • Feeling capable
  • Possessing specific competencies
  • Achieving
  • Believing in one’s ability to learn

 

Common among all languages

  • Develop Oral Language
  • Match speech to print
  • Contextualized literacy instruction
  • Meaningful
  • Active
  • Comparative
  • Recurrent

 

English language specific

  • See above critical content

 

Spanish language specific

  • Digression or tangential discourse pattern
  • Distinguish between formal and informal style of speaking according to audience and purpose (TĂș vs. Usted)
  • Respect, honor and teach dialectical differences within culture and regions
  • Auditory: Perception, Memory, Discrimination

 

English language development

  • Contextualized Oral-Language Development
  • Use linguistic and non-linguistic representations
  • Sequence pictures, sentences, and/or paragraphs from oral stories and read alouds of fiction and non-fiction texts
  • Key skills and strategies according to proficiency level of the student

 

Russian language specific

  • Distinguish between formal and informal language usage

 

Polish language specific

  • Distinguish between formal and informal language usage

 

Assessments

Informal Assessments are used during the process of brainstorming, drafting, revision and editing or class discussions.

  • Anecdotal notes/documentation of the following in partner/small group/whole group discussions:
    • Read or study material(s) to be discussed
    • Ask questions when clarification is needed
    • Stay on topic by making comments about the information being discussed
    • Explain ideas and tell what was learned from the discussion
    • Use information gathered to determine the main idea and details of a presentation
    • Ask and answer questions about a speaker’s presentation by using appropriate elaboration and detail.
    • Present a topic, text, story, or experience with fact and relevant descriptive details
    • Report information by speaking clearly at an understandable pace
    • Speak using complete sentences when asked to provide details or clarification

 

Formal Assessments are used as a measure of student achievement towards mastery of a skill and Power Standard. Often a formal assessment will result in a grade.

  • Add drawings or visual displays (e.g., illustrations, graphs, photos) to make one’s ideas, thoughts, and feelings clear.
  • Oral-presentations/rubrics
  • Oral Retells