a Child shows understanding by asking and answering relevant questions, adding comments relevant to the topic, and reacting appropriately to what is said.
responding to a friend appropriately (e.g., Jeremy says, "Let's put the gorillas in the jungle next." Addie responds, "Yeah, I think the gorillas should live in this part over here.")
singing/chanting during group time and adding hand and body motions to the song/chant at the appropriate time
acting appropriately in response to a game (e.g., Simon Says)
providing ideas relevant to context, when the teacher asks "What will happen next?" while reading a book during large group time.
Ask children recall questions and expansion questions during Show and Tell, read alouds, and similar large group discussions about their experiences.
Ask children "who", "what", "where", and "why" questions during shared reading.
Engage in daily conversations with children on themes and content-related topics or in social conversations where children take multiple turns listening and responding.
Create an environment where teachers and children listen attentively to all ideas expressed.
Use props and modeling to demonstrate and reinforce active listening (e.g., talking stick, giant ear prop).
2 Follows multi-step directions
a Child achieves mastery of two-step directions and usually follows three-step directions, with teacher support and multiple experiences over time.
following directions for washing hands (e.g., wet hands, apply soap, scrub, rinse.)
"reading" and following directions for getting a snack (e.g., a Rebus chart that indicates each child should get one napkin, 11 pretzels, and two pieces of cheese)
Instruct children in setting tables for meals and snacks by giving two- and three-step directions.
Provide two- and three-step directions for children to complete tasks during clean up and learning activities (e.g., "Make a pattern with the beads, copy it one time on the same string, and show your pattern to me.")
Play or sing songs requiring children to act out multiple behaviors and multi-step directions (e.g., Going on a Bear Hunt or Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes).