Area of Development – Early Literacy: Verbal Expression and Communication

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

  • Engages verbally with stories in books and movies
    • Makes relevant comments and asks logical questions about story
    • Begins to predict what will happen next
    • Tells own story, with a sequence, using one or more pictures
  • Uses more advanced sentence structure and varied vocabulary in verbal expression
    • Speaks in longer sentences, using more adjectives, adverbs and clauses
    • Asks to have unknown words explained
    • Asks for names of unknown objects, colors, etc.
  • Engages in dialogue (conversation with others)
    • Asks questions and makes comments related to topic of discussion
    • Understands and uses verb tenses correctly
  • Organizes major steps of an event or story in sequential order
    • Retells story with many events in appropriate sequence, with and without pictures
    • Verbalizes the major events of the day with some sequential order
  • Uses an increasingly complex and varied spoken vocabulary and sentence structure
    • Labels objects in books using a variety of adjectives
    • Comments on characters and events in books and movies
  • Asks many types of questions and responds correctly to many types of questions
    • Asks and answers who, what, where, when, and why questions

Related Storytime Shares:

Early Literacy: Verbal Expression and Communication 1 (Stories/Tall Tales)

Early Literacy: Verbal Expression and Communication 2 (Stories/Vocabulary/Clothing)

Early Literacy: Verbal Expression and Communication 3 (Interactive Books/Metafiction)

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