Listen actively and adjust the use of spoken language (e.g., vocabulary) to communicate effectively with a variety of audiences and for different purposes.
I Can Statements
-I can give three- and four-step directions.
-I can follow three- and four-step directions.
-Can you list the directions?
-What are you being asked to do?
-How can you show that you followed directions?
-How can you give directions to others?
Practical Examples, Standards, and Digital Resources
Speaking and Listening Examples
-With a guided reading book, play "Simon Says" game where teacher gives two-step directions to student. Have students restate your directions as they show you the directions. Repeat with student as "Simon" where they give two-step directions.
-Model a how-to, recipe, or procedural writing where students have to tell, draw, or write two-step directions.
-Create an environment where students feel welcome to respond to the thoughts and ideas of others.
-Allow time for discussion throughout the day across all subject areas.
-Students share their presentations on a topic or text with a peer group.
The English Learner considerations, which were written by Indiana EL teachers, are meant to increase engagement and support growth for ELs.They are designed to support the standards and curriculum you are currently using. The following are recommendations of best practices to assist educators in making language more accessible for English Learners. Educators should adapt strategies based upon a student’s proficiency level and ensure that content is age-appropriate.
-provide lists of useful words or phrases
-guide conversations or provide frames
-use choral response
-encourage one word responses or phrases
-provide grammatical sentence structure support
-utilize frequent comprehension checks
-use appropriate rate of speech
-use more academic vocabulary
-encourage longer, flowing discourse
Special Education Considerations
The special education considerations, which were written by Indiana special education teachers, are meant to increase engagement and support growth for students in special education. This is not an exhaustive list of strategies, but these supports will help you make literacy instruction more accessible for students. Remember to adapt these to the needs of your students and ensure that you are creating opportunities for all students to engage with rigorous content.