ELA-00 Targeted Standards
(SL) Strand: Speaking and Listening
Cluster: Comprehension and Collaboration.

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.

a. Follow agreed-upon rules for discussions (listening to others and taking turns speaking about the topics and texts under discussion)

b. Continue a conversation through multiple exchanges

Student Learning Targets:

Knowledge Targets

  • I can identify the classroom rules for discussion

Reasoning Targets

  • I can use my words to share my thoughts
  • I can follow directions I hear

Skills (Performance) Targets

  • I can listen to the comments of others and share my own ideas
  • I can take turns when I am talking to others

Product Targets

  • I can identify and follow the agreed upon rules for discussion

Rubric/Proficiency Scale

Score   Description Sample Activity
4.0 The student:
  • Leads others and sets a good example for following agreed upon discussion rules
  • Shows curiosity and inquires through questioning on the topic and leads others through a conversation with multiple exchanges

See Level 3 for example of task

  3.5  In addition to Score 3.0 performance, the student demonstrates in-depth inferences and applications regarding the more complex content with partial success.
3.0 “The Standard.” The student:
  • Follows the agreed-upon discussion rules by listening carefully to others, waiting for classmates to finish speaking, relating their speaking to the topic of discussion
  • Responds to the comments of others and keeps the conversation on topic through multiple exchanges
Students participate in a variety of classroom discussions in all content areas.  Some discussions will be whole group, small group or with partners
  2.5 No major errors or emissions regarding 2.0 content and partial knowledge of the 3.0 content.

The student:

  • Sometimes follows the agreed-upon discussion rules, but needs reminders
  • Responds to comments of others, but does not always keep the conversation going through multiple exchanges on the topic
See Level 3 for example of task.
  1.5 In addition to 1.0 content,student has partial knowledge of the 2.0 content.

The student:

  • Seldom follows agreed upon discussion rules, or only follows the discussion rules when reminded
  • Does not respond to others through multiple exchanges on the topic
See Level 3 for example of task.
  0.5 Limited or no understanding of the skill is demonstrated.




  • Discussion
  • Taking turns
  • Listen
  • Rules
  • Question


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