Knowledge and Skills Statement
A knowledge and skills statement is a broad statement of what students must know and be able to do. It generally begins with a learning strand and ends with the phrase “The student is expected to:” Knowledge and skills statements always include related student expectations.
Use an observational checklist while observing a student in different settings throughout the day. The observation checklist might include the following:
- works well with others in partners and in group work.
- raises his hand during group discussions.
- takes turns during group discussions.
- takes turns during games or during transitional activities (lining up, using the restroom, etc.).
- gives appropriate responses during discussions.
- listens to others before responding.
This type of observational checklist may include a scale. For example, the student may receive a + for consistently, a * for inconsistently, or a - for never.
Glossary Support for ELA.K.1.D
Related 2009 Student Expectation
This student expectation is related to the following SE from the 2009 reading/language arts TEKS.
(23) Listening and Speaking/Teamwork. Students work productively with others in teams. Students continue to apply earlier standards with greater complexity. Students are expected to follow agreed-upon rules for discussion, including taking turns and speaking one at a time.