Speaking and Listening Standards
Comprehension and Collaboration
Participate in collaborative conversations with diverse partners about
kindergarten topics and texts with peers and adults in small and larger
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.
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.