1.6. Speaking and Listening
1.6.5. GRADE 5
- Listen to others.
- Ask pertinent questions.
- Distinguish relevant information, ideas and opinions from those that are irrelevant.
- Take notes when prompted.
- Speak using skills appropriate to formal speech situations.
- Use complete sentences.
- Pronounce words correctly.
- Use appropriate volume.
- Pace speech so that it is understandable.
- Adjust content for different audiences (e.g., fellow classmates, parents).
- Speak with a purpose in mind.
- Ask relevant questions.
- Respond with relevant information or opinions to questions asked.
- Listen to and acknowledge the contributions of others.
- Adjust involvement to encourage equitable participation.
- Give reasons for opinions.
- Summarize, when prompted.
How to apply these standards at Twolick Valley Nursery Fall Fest:
The mazes are a team effort. Guests solve puzzles in small groups. Each student has the opportunity to lead, follow, and be a part of the group discussion on how to complete the games. Students must:
- Verbalize ideas for solving the maze or puzzle.
- Listen well to other’s ideas and work through the logic.
- Evaluate options and choose the course of action best for the group.
- Remember pathways, methods and test the solutions to determine the best option.