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Skills available for Idaho pre-K language arts standards

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  • Vocabulary

    • 51 Children use receptive vocabulary.

    • 52 Children use expressive vocabulary.

      • Use phrases and sentences with functional and descriptive vocabulary.

        • Uses sentences three to seven words in length.

        • Takes turns in conversation.

        • Answers why, what, and where questions.

        • Retells an event or story.

        • Answers simple comprehension questions from a story read aloud.

        • Memorizes and recite simple songs and finger plays.

        • Uses new vocabulary in spontaneous speech.

        • Asks the meaning of unfamiliar words and then experiments with using them.

        • Uses words to further describe actions or adjectives (running fast, playing well).

        • Uses multiple words to explain ideas (e.g., when talking about primary caregiver says "mother/father" and/or "parent").

        • Uses words to express emotions (happy, sad, tired, scared).

        • Uses more complex vocabulary to describe events.

    • 53 Children demonstrate progression in grammar and syntax.

      • Use basic conventions of grammar and syntax.

        • Find the complete sentence (K-CC.3)
        • Uses articles in sentences (the ball, a cat).

        • Uses complete sentences in conversations during play with peers.

        • Begins to use correct question forms.

        • Begins to use prepositions.

        • Talks in sentences with five to six words to describe people, places, and events.

        • Uses more complex grammar and parts of speech.

        • Describes a task, project, and/or event sequentially in three or more sentences.

        • Asks questions for information/clarification.

        • Uses sequence sentences in logical order.

        • Begins to correctly use subject and verb tense.

        • Strings multiple sentences together in logical order.

        • Uses complex grammar and parts of speech.

        • Combines more than one idea using complex sentences.

  • Comprehension

    • 54 Children demonstrate comprehension and meaning in language.

      • Respond verbally and non-verbally to verbal and gestural communication.

        • Understands new words rapidly.

        • Responds to simple questions.

        • Understands location phrases.

        • Follows simple commands.

        • Responds to "wh" questions (what, when).

        • Begins to understand and recall information from stories.

        • Recognizes and responds appropriately to nonverbal cues.

        • Follows directions that involve a two- or three-step sequence of actions, which may not be related (e.g., "Please pick up your toys and then get your shoes.").

        • Extends/expands the thought or idea expressed by another.

        • Engages in conversation that develops a thought or idea (tells about a past event).

        • Understands and recalls information in books and stories.

        • Understands quantitative concepts (how many more chairs do we need?).

        • Recognizes and responds in a culturally appropriate way to more subtle nonverbal cues.

        • Comprehends analogies.

        • Understands complex sentences.

  • Expressive/Oral Language

    • 55 Children use language for a variety of purposes.

      • Follow social conventions to access, gain, and share information.

        • Uses words and phrases to relate observations, concepts, ideas, and relationships.

        • Takes turns in conversation.

        • Talks in sentences.

        • Responds to questions.

        • Uses words to protest.

        • Relates past or future events.

        • Asks questions to obtain information.

        • Participates in conversations about a variety of topics.

        • Engages in conversation with peers and adults.

        • Interprets written symbols, pictures, and letters to a listener.

        • Uses language to interpret the world.

        • Uses words to express feelings of self and others.

        • Uses own words to retell a story or to discuss an event in life