Area of Development – Early Literacy: Listening and Understanding

Indicators typical for a child between the ages of 3 and 5 for this area:

  • Listens attentively to stories, conversations, and explanations and demonstrates understanding
    • Maintains attention to stories and responds to questions appropriately
    • Participates with understanding in activities with stories, songs, fingerplays, and poems
    • Notices if reader omits parts of a familiar story
  • Understands an increasingly complex and varied vocabulary for objects, attributes, actions, and events
    • Comprehends and uses new words that are introduced with stories, thematic units, field trips, and other daily activities
  • Understands story events and overall theme, and conversations
    • Recalls more detail from stories, using growing vocabulary
    • Recalls many events from recent experiences
    • Holds conversation with adults or peers about familiar books
  • Relates plot of story to self and own experiences
    • Makes comments during story reading that relate the story content to previous stories, or to his own life experiences
    • Correctly answers questions about the story plot and events
  • Can organize more events and more complex events in sequential order
    • Shows understanding of stories with more complex chain of events
    • Begins to predict what might happen next
    • Follows a sequence of 3 directions

Related Storytime Shares:

Early Literacy: Listening and Understanding 1 (Sequential Order)

Early Literacy: Listening and Understanding 2 (Stories)

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