5th Grade


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.