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: 48-54 Months

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Describes how to do something in detail

Situations for Observation of Skill

Interact with the child during play activities, learning centers, and story time.

Elicitation Strategy

Ask the child to give another child instructions for how to do an activity.

Behavior Observed

Children now can talk about sequences of actions in their own and others activities.

Routines-based Intervention (Embedded Instruction)

Adults should involve children in activities that require providing sequential directions to each other.

 North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2015

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