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ELD Standards: Grades 3-5

Listening/Speaking

ELD Level
ELD Standards
Instructional Strategies
Beginning
Begin to speak in a few words or sentences by using some English phonemes and rudimentary English grammatical forms (e.g., single words or phrases).
 
Answer simple questions with one to two word responses.
 
Retell familiar stories and participate in short conversations by using appropriate gestures, expressions, and illustrative objectives.
 
Independently use common social greetings and simple repetitive phrases (e.g., "May I go and play?").
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Early Intermediate
Begin to be understood when speaking but may have some inconsistent  use of standard English grammatical forms and sounds (e.g., plurals, simple past tense, pronouns such as he or she).
 
Ask and answer questions by using phrases or simple sentences.
 
Restate and execute multiple-step oral directions.
 
Orally identify the main points of simple conversations and stories that are read aloud by using phrases or simple sentences.
 
Orally communicate basic needs (e.g., "May I get a drink of water?").
 
Recite familiar rhymes, songs, and simple stories.

Intermediate
Ask and answer instructional questions with some supporting elements (e.g., "Is it your turn to go to the computer lab?").
 
Listen attentively to stories and information and identify important details and concepts by using both verbal and nonverbal responses.
 
Make oneself understood when speaking by using consistent standard English grammatical forms and sounds; however, some rules may not be followed (e.g., third-person singular, male and female pronouns).
 
Participate in social conversations with peers and adults on familiar topics by asking and answering questions and soliciting information.
 
Retell stories and talk about school-related activities by using expanded vocabulary, descriptive words, and paraphrasing. 
 

Early Advanced
Listen attentively to more complex stories and information on new topics across content areas and identify the main points and supporting details.
 
Summarize major ideas and retell stories in greater detail by including the characters, setting, and plot. 
 
Make oneself understood when speaking by using consistent standard English grammatical forms, sounds, intonation, pitch, and modulation but may make random errors.
 
Participate in and initiate more extended social conversations with peers and adults on unfamiliar topics by asking and answering questions and restating and soliciting information.
 
Recognize appropriate ways of speaking that vary according to the purpose, audience, and subject matter.
 
Ask and answer instructional questions with more extensive supporting elements (e.g., "Which part of the story was the most important?").
 
Use simple figurative language and idiomatic expressions (e.g., "It's raining cats and dogs) to communicate ideas to a variety of audiences. 
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Advanced
Listen attentively to stories and information on topics; identify the main idea and supporting details.
 
Demonstrate an understanding of idiomatic expressions (e.g., "It's pouring outside") by responding to such expressions and using them appropriately.
 
Negotiate and initiate social conversations by questioning, restating, soliciting information, and paraphrasing the communication of others.
 
Consistently use appropriate ways of speaking and writing that vary according to the purpose, audience, and subject matter.
 
Identify the main ideas and points of view and distinguish fact from fiction in broadcast and print media.
 
Speak clearly and comprehensibly by using standard English grammatical forms, sounds, intonation, pitch, and modulation.
 


ELD Standards for Grades 3-5
 



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