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 participate in conversations with peers and adults in one-on-one, small, and larger group interactions.

Skill Progression: Participate in conversations with peers and adults

Age: 48-54 Months

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Raises hand to offer comment in a group

Situations for Observation of Skill

Observe the child during classroom activities.

Elicitation Strategy

No elicitation needed.

Behavior Observed

The child raises his hand to comment in a group led by the adult.

Routines-based Intervention (Embedded Instruction)

Socialization and friendships are developing at this age. Early childhood educators need to give children opportunities to interact, discuss, and problem solve together, in pairs, small, and large groups. Each type of interaction builds different sets of conversational skills.

 North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2015

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