BPS District English Standards Book

ELA Strands

(SL) Speaking and Listening

ELA Speaking and Listening StandardsSpeaking and Listening Standards
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ELA K2 GrBd Speaking and Listening Standards

K GrKindergarten
  • ELA-00.SL.01  Participate in collaborative conversations with diverse partners about kindergarten topics and texts with peers and adults in small and larger groups.
  • ELA-00.SL.02  Confirm understanding of a text read aloud or information presented orally or through other media by asking and answering questions about key/supporting details and requesting clarification if something is not understood.
  • ELA-00.SL.03  Ask and answer questions in order to seek help, get information, or clarify something that is not understood.
Gr01First Grade
  • ELA-01.SL.01  Participate in collaborative conversations with diverse partners about grade 1 topics and texts with peers and adults in small and larger groups.
  • ELA-01.SL.02  Ask and answer questions about key/supporting details in a text read aloud or information presented orally or through other media and requesting clarification if something is not understood.
  • ELA-01.SL.03  Ask and answer questions about what a speaker says in order to gather additional information or clarify something that is not understood.
Gr02Second Grade
  • ELA-02.SL.01  Participate in collaborative conversations with diverse partners about grade 2 topics and texts with peers and adults in small and larger groups.
  • ELA-02.SL.02  Recount or describe the main idea and key/supporting details from a text read aloud or information presented orally or through media.
  • ELA-02.SL.03  Ask and answer questions about what a speaker says in order to clarify comprehension, gather additional information, or deepen understanding of a topic or issue.
K GrKindergarten
  • ELA-00.SL.04  Describe familiar people, places, things, and events and, with prompting and support, provide additional detail.
  • ELA-00.SL.05  Add drawings or other visual displays to descriptions as desired to provide additional detail.
  • ELA-00.SL.06  Speak audibly and express thoughts, feelings, and ideas clearly.
Gr01First Grade
  • ELA-01.SL.04  Describe people, places, things, and events with relevant details, expressing ideas and feelings clearly.
  • ELA-01.SL.05  Add drawings or other visual displays to descriptions when appropriate to clarify ideas, thoughts, and feelings.
  • ELA-01.SL.06  Speak in complete sentences when appropriate to task and situation.
Gr02Second Grade
  • ELA-02.SL.04  Tell a story or recount an experience with appropriate facts and relevance, descriptive details, speaking audibly in coherent sentences.
  • ELA-02.SL.05  Create audio recordings of stories or poems; add drawings or other visual displays to stories or recounts of experiences when appropriate to clarify ideas, thoughts, and feelings.
  • ELA-02.SL.06  Speak in complete sentences when appropriate to task and situation in order to provide requested detail or clarification.

ELA 35 GrBd Speaking and Listening Standards

Gr03Third Grade
  • ELA-03.SL.01  Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions, one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led with diverse partners on grade 3 topics and texts, building on others' ideas and expressing their own clearly.
  • ELA-03.SL.02  Determine the main ideas and supporting details of a text read aloud or information presented in diverse media and formats, including visually, quantitatively, and orally.
  • ELA-03.SL.03  Ask and answer questions about information from a speaker, offering appropriate elaboration and detail.
Gr04Fourth Grade
  • ELA-04.SL.01  Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions with diverse partners on grade 4 topics and texts, building on others' ideas and expressing their own clearly.
  • ELA-04.SL.02  Paraphrase portions of a text read aloud or information presented in diverse media and formats, including visually, quantitatively, and orally.
  • ELA-04.SL.03  Identify the reasons and evidence a speaker provides to support particular points.
Gr05Fifth Grade
  • ELA-05.SL.01 Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions with diverse partners on grade 5 topics and texts, building on other' ideas and expressing their own clearly.
  • ELA-05.SL.02  Summarize a written text read aloud or information presented in diverse media and formats, including visually, quantitatively, and orally.
  • ELA-05.SL.03  Summarize the points a speaker makes and explain how each claim is supported by reasons and evidence.
Gr03Third Grade
  • ELA-03.SL.04  Report on a topic or text, tell a story, or recount an experience with appropriate facts and relevant, descriptive details, speaking clearly at an understandable pace.
  • ELA-03.SL.05  Create engaging audio recordings of stories or poems that demonstrate fluid reading at an understandable pace; add visual displays when appropriate to emphasize or enhance certain facts or details.
  • ELA-03.SL.06  Speak in complete sentences when appropriate to task and situation in order to provide requested detail or clarification
Gr04Fourth Grade
  • ELA-04.SL.04  Report on a topic or text, tell a story, or recount an experience in an organized manner, using appropriate facts and relevant, descriptive details to support main ideas or themes; speak clearly at an understandable pace.
  • ELA-04.SL.05  Add audio recordings and visual displays to presentations when appropriate to enhance the development of main ideas or themes.
  • ELA-04.SL.06  Differentiate between contexts that call for formal English and situations where informal discourse is appropriate; use formal English when appropriate to task and situation.
Gr05Fifth Grade
  • ELA-05.SL.04  Report on a topic or text or present an opinion, sequencing ideas logically and using appropriate facts and relevant, descriptive details to support main ideas or themes; speak clearly at an understandable pace.
  • ELA-05.SL.05  Include multimedia components and visual displays in presentations when appropriate to enhance the development of main ideas or themes.
  • ELA-05.SL.06  Adapt speech to a variety of contexts and tasks, using formal English when appropriate to task and situation.

ELA 35 GrBd Speaking and Listening Standards

Gr06Sixth Grade
  • ELA-06.SL.01  Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 6 topics, texts, and issues, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly.
  • ELA-06.SL.02  Use introductory note-taking strategies to interpret information presented in diverse media and formats and explain how it contributes to a topic, text, or issue under study.
  • ELA-06.SL.03  Evaluate a speaker’s argument and specific claims, distinguishing claims that are supported by reasons and evidence from claims that are not.
Gr07Seventh Grade
  • ELA-07.SL.01  Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 7 topics, texts, and issues, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly.
  • ELA-07.SL.02  Use introductory note-taking strategies to analyze the main ideas and supporting details presented in diverse media and formats and explain how the ideas clarify a topic, text, or issue under study.
  • ELA-07.SL.03  Evaluate a speaker’s argument and specific claims, the soundness of the reasoning, and the relevance and sufficiency of the evidence.
Gr08Eighth Grade
  • ELA-08.SL.01    Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 8 topics, texts, and issues, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly.
  • ELA-08.SL.02    Use effective note-taking strategies to analyze the purpose of information presented in diverse media and formats and evaluate the motives behind its presentation.
  • ELA-08.SL.03    Evaluate a speaker’s argument and specific claims, the soundness of the reasoning, the relevance and sufficiency of the evidence, and identify when irrelevant evidence is introduced.
Gr06Sixth Grade
  • ELA-06.SL.04  Present claims and findings, sequencing ideas logically and using pertinent descriptions, facts, and details to accentuate main ideas or themes; use appropriate eye contact, adequate volume, and clear pronunciation.
  • ELA-06.SL.05  Include multimedia components and visual displays in presentations to clarify information.
  • ELA-06.SL.06  Adapt speech to a variety of contexts and tasks, demonstrating command of formal English when indicated or appropriate.
Gr07Seventh Grade
  • ELA-07.SL.04  Present claims and findings, emphasizing significant points in a focused, coherent manner with pertinent descriptions, facts, details, and examples; use appropriate eye contact, adequate volume, and clear pronunciation.
  • ELA-07.SL.05  Include multimedia components and visual displays in presentations to clarify claims and findings and emphasize significant points.
  • ELA-07.SL.06  Adapt speech to a variety of contexts and tasks, demonstrating command of formal English when indicated or appropriate.
Gr08Eighth Grade
  • ELA-08.SL.04    Present claims and findings, emphasizing significant points in a focused, coherent manner with relevant evidence, sound valid reasoning, and well-chosen details; use appropriate eye contact, adequate volume, and clear pronunciation.
  • ELA-08.SL.05    Integrate multimedia and visual displays into presentations to clarify information, strengthen claims and evidence, and add interest.
  • ELA-08.SL.06    Adapt speech to a variety of contexts and tasks, demonstrating command of formal English when indicated or appropriate.

ELA HS GrBd Speaking and Listening Standards

9th 10th
  • ELA-09.SL.01  |  ELA-10.SL.01
    Initiate and participate effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grades 9-10 topics, texts, and issues, building on others' ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively.
  • ELA-09.SL.02  |  ELA-10.SL.02
    Integrate multiple sources of information presented in diverse media or formats (e.g., visually, quantitatively, orally) evaluating the credibility and accuracy of each source.
  • ELA-09.SL.03  |  ELA-10.SL.03
    Evaluate a speaker's point of view,  reasoning,  and use of evidence and rhetoric,  identifying any fallacious reasoning or exaggerated or distorted evidence.
11th 12th
  • ELA-11.SL.01    |  ELA-12.SL.01 Initiate and participate effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grades 11-12 topics, texts, and issues, building on others' ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively.
  • ELA-11.SL.02    |  ELA-12.SL.02 Integrate multiple sources of information presented in diverse formats and media (e.g., visually, quantitatively, orally) in order to make informed decisions and solve problems, evaluating the credibility and accuracy of each source and noting any discrepancies among the data.
  • ELA-11.SL.03    |  ELA-12.SL.03 Evaluate a speaker's point of view,  reasoning,  and use of evidence and rhetoric,  assessing the stance,  premises,  links among ideas,  word choice,  points of emphasis,  and tone used.
9th 10th
  • ELA-09.SL.04  |  ELA-10.SL.04
    Present information, findings, and supporting evidence clearly, concisely, and logically such that listeners can follow the line of reasoning and the organization, development, substance, and style are appropriate to purpose, audience, and task.
  • ELA-09.SL.05  |  ELA-10.SL.05
    Make strategic use of digital media (e.g., textual, graphical, audio, visual, and interactive elements) in presentations to enhance understanding of findings, reasoning, and evidence and to add interest.
  • ELA-09.SL.06  |  ELA-10.SL.06
    Adapt speech to a variety of contexts and tasks, demonstrating command of formal English when indicated or appropriate. (See grades 9-10 Language standards 1 and 3 for specific expectations.)
11th 12th
  • ELA-11.SL.04    |  ELA-12.SL.04
    Present information, findings, and supporting evidence, conveying a clear and distinct perspective, such that listeners can follow the line of reasoning, alternative or opposing perspectives are addressed, and the organization, development, substance, and style are appropriate to purpose, audience, and a range or formal and informal tasks.
  • ELA-11.SL.05    |  ELA-12.SL.05
    Make strategic use of digital media (e.g., textual, graphical, audio, visual, and interactive elements) in presentations to enhance understanding of findings, reasoning, and evidence and to add interest.
  • ELA-11.SL.06    |  ELA-12.SL.06
    Adapt speech to a variety of contexts and tasks, demonstrating a command of formal English when indicated or appropriate. (See grades 11-12 Language standards 1 and 3 for specific expectations.)