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 speak audibly and express thoughts, and feelings, and ideas clearly.

Skill Progression: Language production

Age: 54-60 Months

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Produces full range of sentence types

Situations for Observation of Skill

Observe the child during daily routines and play interactions.

Elicitation Strategy

No elicitation needed.

Behavior Observed

The child demonstrates conversational patterns that include complex sentences and questions.

Routines-based Intervention (Embedded Instruction)

Give children time to discuss books and topics of interest. Also give children opportunities to dictate stories, letters, and their ideas. During these activities, the adult can prompt or model using more advanced structures.

 North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2015

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