This 1st Grade Speaking and Listening unit is a full unit for the 1st grade domain of Speaking and Listening Skills. Speaking and Listening is one of the six domains for ELA. In this domain, students will practice speaking clearly with detail, listening intently with purpose, and carrying on collaborative conversations.
There are six standards within this domain. Each standard has 5 activities that teachers can complete over the course of their specific unit. The activities are written in lesson plan format, too. Each standard also comes with a half-page self-assessment. There are also 5 bonus activities at the end to incorporate into your units as needed.
**If you’re wanting to buy multiple SL grade levels, please keep in mind that the 2nd grade and 3rd grade SL sets are mostly the same activities and lessons, but with different words, phrases, pictures, and topics.**
This domain is also included in a year-long ELA mega bundle for 1st grade. If you want to save money and buy all the domains at once, check out the year-long set. Click here for 1st Grade ELA.
Comprehension and Collaboration:
Participate in collaborative conversations with diverse partners about grade 1 topics and texts with peers and adults in small and larger groups.
Follow agreed-upon rules for discussions (e.g., listening to others with care, speaking one at a time about the topics and texts under discussion).
Build on others’ talk in conversations by responding to the comments of others through multiple exchanges.
Ask questions to clear up any confusion about the topics and texts under discussion.
Ask and answer questions about key details in a text read aloud or information presented orally or through other media.
Ask and answer questions about what a speaker says in order to gather additional information or clarify something that is not understood.
Presentation of Knowledge and Ideas:
Describe people, places, things, and events with relevant details, expressing ideas and feelings clearly.
Add drawings or other visual displays to descriptions when appropriate to clarify ideas, thoughts, and feelings.
Produce complete sentences when appropriate to task and situation. (See grade 1 Language standards 1 and 3 here for specific expectations.)