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Common Core English Language Arts

StrandSpeaking and Listening
  Grade 3
   SL.3.1. Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacherled) with diverse partners on grade 3 topics and texts, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly.
   SL.3.1.a. Come to discussions prepared, having read or studied required material; explicitly draw on that preparation and other information known about the topic to explore ideas under discussion.
   SL.3.1.b. Follow agreed-upon rules for discussions (e.g., gaining the floor in respectful ways, listening to others with care, speaking one at a time about the topics and texts under discussion).
   SL.3.1.c. Ask questions to check understanding of information presented, stay on topic, and link their comments to the remarks of others.
   SL.3.1.d. Explain their own ideas and understanding in light of the discussion.
   SL.3.2. 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.
   SL.3.3. Ask and answer questions about information from a speaker, offering appropriate elaboration and detail.
   SL.3.4. 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.
   SL.3.5. 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.
   SL.3.6. Speak in complete sentences when appropriate to task and situation in order to provide requested detail or clarification. (See grade 3 Language standards 1 and 3.)
  Grade 4
   SL.4.1. Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacherled) with diverse partners on grade 4 topics and texts, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly.
   SL.4.1.a. Come to discussions prepared, having read or studied required material; explicitly draw on that preparation and other information known about the topic to explore ideas under discussion.
   SL.4.1.b. Follow agreed-upon rules for discussions and carry out assigned roles.
   SL.4.1.c. Pose and respond to specific questions to clarify or follow up on information, and make comments that contribute to the discussion and link to the remarks of others.
   SL.4.1.d. Review the key ideas expressed and explain their own ideas and understanding in light of the discussion.
   SL.4.2. Paraphrase portions of a text read aloud or information presented in diverse media and formats, including visually, quantitatively, and orally.
   SL.4.3. Identify the reasons and evidence a speaker provides to support particular points.
   SL.4.4. 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.
   SL.4.5. Add audio recordings and visual displays to presentations when appropriate to enhance the development of main ideas or themes.
   SL.4.6. Differentiate between contexts that call for formal English (e.g., presenting ideas) and situations where informal discourse is appropriate (e.g., small-group discussion); use formal English when appropriate to task and situation. (See grade 4 Language standards 1.)
  Grade 5
   SL.5.1. Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacherled) with diverse partners on grade 5 topics and texts, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly.
   SL.5.1.a. Come to discussions prepared, having read or studied required material; explicitly draw on that preparation and other information known about the topic to explore ideas under discussion.
   SL.5.1.b. Follow agreed-upon rules for discussions and carry out assigned roles.
   SL.5.1.c. Pose and respond to specific questions by making comments that contribute to the discussion and elaborate on the remarks of others.
   SL.5.1.d. Review the key ideas expressed and draw conclusions in light of information and knowledge gained from the discussions.
   SL.5.2. Summarize a written text read aloud or information presented in diverse media and formats, including visually, quantitatively, and orally.
   SL.5.3. Summarize the points a speaker makes and explain how each claim is supported by reasons and evidence.
   SL.5.4. 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.
   SL.5.5. Include multimedia components (e.g., graphics, sound) and visual displays in presentations when appropriate to enhance the development of main ideas or themes.
   SL.5.6. Adapt speech to a variety of contexts and tasks, using formal English when appropriate to task and situation. (See grade 5 Language standards 1 and 3.)