Speaking and Listening Standards for Kindergarten

  • KINDERGARTEN

    Speaking and Listening Standards


    Comprehension and Collaboration


    SL.K.1 Participate in collaborative conversations with diverse partners about kindergarten topics and texts with peers and adults in small and larger groups.
        a. Follow agreed-upon rules for discussions (e.g., listening to others and taking turns   speaking about the topics and texts under discussion).
        b. Continue a conversation through multiple exchanges.
        c. Seek to understand and communicate with individuals from different cultural backgrounds.

    SL.K.2 Confirm understanding of a text read aloud or information presented orally or through other media by asking and answering questions about key details and requesting clarification if something is not understood.

    SL.K.3 Ask and answer questions in order to seek help, get information, or clarify something that is not understood.



    Presentation of Knowledge and Ideas


    SL.K.4 Describe familiar people, places, things, and events and, with prompting and support, provide additional detail.

    SL.K.5 Add drawings or other visual displays to descriptions as desired to provide additional detail.


    SL.K.6 Speak audibly and express thoughts, feelings, and ideas clearly.