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Erika NielsenEDUC 335Midterm Assignment5/31/20Summarize your thoughts from the readings. - What are the big shifts in speaking and lis-tening standards across the elementary and secondary grades?The standards are put into place to ensure that all students are college and career reading in Literacy skills. The standards act as a guideline of what student should know and be able to doat each grade level. They are also a guideline for teachers to help guide their instruction based around the standards, to help the students gain these skills and meet the standards. The Literacy standards were high quality crafted meaning there were a lot of people involved in making them, a lot of feedback to help make decisions on standards, and a lot of research on what standards arebest for the students and age appropriate. There is a progression of the standards. This means thatall of the ELA standards build off of each other in each grade. The standards get more in depth ormore difficult by adding or perfecting the skills as they advance in each grade. Among the ELA standards there are different strands, they are Reading (Text complexity and the growth of com-prehension), Writing (Text types, responding to reading, and research), Speaking and Listening (Flexible communication and collaboration), and Language (Conventions, effective use, and vo-cabulary). These literacy standards also apply to other content areas. Students need to be able to read, write, and communicate within all content areas. Also, working on meeting these stands in the other content areas helps students gain better reading, writing, and communicative skills. When it comes to the speaking and listening standards, there is more than just developingskills necessary for formal presentations. Students also need to be able to work together, commu-nicate ideas and listen to shared ideas, evaluate what they hear, develop a broad range of oral

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