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Title: The Power of Open-Ended Questions
Languages: English
Spanish Version: El poder de las preguntas de respuesta abierta
Source of Publisher: Illinois Early Learning Project
Length of article: Short
Setting for which the article is intended: Home
Family Child Care
Child Care Center
Preschool Program
Intended Audience: Parents/Family
Service Providers
Keywords: Developmentally Appropriate Practice
Early Literacy
Language Arts
Language Development
Social Communication
Age Levels:
(the age of the children to whom the article applies).
Infants and Toddlers (Birth To Age 3)
Preschoolers (Age 3 Through Age 5)
Learning Areas: LANGUAGE ARTS
Goals: 1. Demonstrate increasing competence in oral communication (listening and speaking).
Learning Standards: 1.B. Communicate effectively using language appropriate to the situation and audience.
1.D. Speak using conventions of Standard English.
Benchmarks: 1.B.ECa. Use language for a variety of purposes.
1.B.ECb. With teacher assistance, participate in collaborative conversations with diverse partners (e.g., peers and adults in both small and large groups) about age-appropriate topics and texts.
1.B.ECc. Continue a conversation through two or more exchanges.
1.B.ECd. Engage in agreed-upon rules for discussions (e.g., listening, making eye contact, taking turns speaking).
1.D.ECa. With teacher assistance, use complete sentences in speaking with peers and adults in individual and group situations.
1.D.ECc. Understand and use question words in speaking.
Domains: Developmental Domain 3: Language Development, Communication, & Literacy
Subdomain: Social Communication
Receptive Communication
Expressive Communication