Speaking and Listening

The Speaking and Listening Standards serve to ensure that students collaborate and participate in discussions in order to improve their comprehension of classroom content.  Verbal presentation skills are also included in this strand.

Please click on the image below to view the Speaking and Listening Standards Map and access the videos that support the instruction of these standards.


Click on the overview map below to see how the Speaking and Listening Standards fit into the larger range of ELA Common Core concepts.



To skip the map, click on the standard below and directly view the coinciding video.

SL.K.1a&b: Collaborative Conversations

SL.K.2&3: Speaking and Listening for Understanding

SL.K.4: Describing and Adding Detail

SL.K.5: Adding Details Through Visual Elements

SL.K.6: Speaking Audibly & Expressing Oneself in Kindergarten