North Carolina Early Learning and Development Progressions: Birth to Five

Domain: NC Foundations for Early Learning: Language Development and Communication (LDC)

Subdomain: Learning to Communicate

Goal: Children ask and answer questions in order to seek help, get information, or clarify something that is not understood.

Skill Progression: Asks questions

Age: 33-36 Months

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Asks a variety of questions, including “who,” “what,” “where,” “when,” “is,” and “do”

Situations for Observation of Skill

Observe the adult and child reading a new story with a different culture represented, such as Elizabeti’s Doll.

Elicitation Strategy

No elicitation needed.

Behavior Observed

The child asks a variety of questions.

Routines-based Intervention (Embedded Instruction)

Reading a broad range of books also provides a source of content that will stimulate children to ask higher level questions to gain more information.

 North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2015

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