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lesson 21
1 hour

Domain Assessment


Students will:
• Carry on a dialogue or conversation with an adult or same-aged peer,
• initiating comments or responding to partner’s comments (SL.P.1b)
• Understand and use precise nouns and verbs related to animals (L.P.1b)
• With prompting and support, use words and phrases acquired through conversations, reading and being read to, and responding to texts (L.P.6)
• Use regularly formed plurals in spoken language (L.P.1c)
• Use present and past verb tense (L.P.1b)
• Understand and use complex sentences with clauses introduced by because and so that (L.P.1f)
• Give simple single-step directions (SL.P.6)

The Activity Pages contain various activities for students to complete in class or at home with their families.

The Flip Book contains a collection of images that accompany the read-alouds found in the Teacher Guide.

The Image Cards are used to aid discussion in Skills and Listening & Learning instruction.

The Nursery Rhymes and Songs Posters are provided for use with every domain. The Teacher Guide provides guidance on how to teach a subset of these posters in every domain, but teachers may choose to teach additional rhymes at any time.

The Learning Center Cards are designed to be posted in classroom Learning Centers and provide information to students and teachers.


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From of the New York State Education Department. Prekindergarten ELA Domain 3: Animals. Available from; accessed 2015-05-29.
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