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ELD Standards: Grades K-2

ELD Standards: Grades K-2

Listening/Speaking


ELD Levels

ELD Standards

Instructional Strategies

Beginning

Begin to speak 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.

Respond to simple directions and questions by using physical actions and
other means of nonverbal communication (e.g., matching objects, pointing to an answer,
drawing pictures).

Independently use common social greetings and simple repetitive phrases (e.g.,
“Thank you”, “You’re welcome”).

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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.

Retell familiar
stories and short conversations by using appropriate gestures.

Orally communicate basic needs (e.g., “May I get a drink?”).

Recite familiar
rhymes, songs, and simple stories.


Intermediate

Ask and answer instructional questions by using simple sentences.

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 stories and information and orally identify key details and concepts.

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?”).


Advanced

Listen attentively
to stories and information on new topics and identify both orally and in writing key details and concepts.

Demonstrate
an understanding of idiomatic expressions (e.g., “Give me a hand”) 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.

Narrate and paraphrase events in greater
detail by using more extended vocabulary.

Speak clearly and comprehensibly by
using standard English grammatical forms, sounds, intonation, pitch, and modulation.




ELD Standards for Grades K-2