ELA-02 Targeted Standards
(SL) Strand: Speaking and Listening
Cluster: Comprehension and Collaboration.

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.

a. Follow agreed-upon rules for discussions

b.  Build on others' talk in conversations by linking their comments to the remarks of others

c.  Ask for clarification and further explanation as needed about the topics and texts under discussions

Student Learning Targets:

Knowledge Targets

  • I can identify the classroom discussion rules

Skills (Performance) Targets

  • I can listen to others when they are talking
  • I can wait my turn to talk
  • I can ask questions when I do not understand
  • I can make connections between the comments of others

Rubric/Proficiency Scale

Score   Description Sample Activity

The student is able to:

  • Lead others and set a good example for following agreed-upon discussion rules
  • Shows curiosity and inquires through questioning on the topic
  • Asks deep-level questions that lead to further inquiry on the topic by themselves or the group
See Level 3 for description of task.

“The Standard.” Student is able to: 

  • Follows the afreed-upon discussion rules
  • Link comments to the remarks and comments of others
  • Ask questions to check for clarification on the nformation presented
  • The questions asked are always on topic 
Students participate in discussions in all content areas in large groups, small groups and 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 afree-dupon discussion rules
  • Explains own ideas so that othes can understand their thinking
  • Ask questions that are mostly on topic to help with clarifying the information
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 the afree-dupon discussion rules
  • Does not elaborate on own thinking so that others can understand, or becomes easily frustrated when asked questions
  • Ask questions, but the questions are not always on the topic presented
See Level 3 for example of task.
  0.5 Limited or no understanding of the skill is demonstrated.




  • Class Discussion Rules
  • Taking Turns
  • Listening
  • Asking questions


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