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Oral Language Activites

All About Me

Our first oral language activity  is All About Me.

A packet will come home a week before your child's date to present to the class. Please spend some time to work with your child to complete the poster. Please also work with your child so that he/she knows what his/her answers are to the questions and what he/she will say.

On your child's share day, he/she  will be given about 10 minutes to share his/her poster and then answer any questions.

We will start the week of September 11. I will go over the process at Back to School Night and also post a sign up on Signup Genius. 

Please sign up for a date. We will have 2 presenters each Monday.



Here are the Common Core Standards for Listening and Speaking:

Comprehension and Collaboration

  • SL.1.1. Participate in collaborative conversations with diverse partners about grade 1 topics and texts with peers and adults in small and larger groups.
    • Follow agreed-upon rules for discussions (e.g., listening to others with care, speaking one at a time about the topics and texts under discussion).
    • Build on others' talk in conversations by responding to the comments of others through multiple exchanges.
    • Ask questions to clear up any confusion about the topics and texts under discussion.
  • SL.1.2. Ask and answer questions about key details in a text read aloud or information presented orally or through other media.
  • SL.1.3. Ask and answer questions about what a speaker says in order to gather additional information or clarify something that is not understood.

Presentation of Knowledge and Ideas

  • SL.1.4. Describe people, places, things, and events with relevant details, expressing ideas and feelings clearly.
  • SL.1.5. Add drawings or other visual displays to descriptions when appropriate to clarify ideas, thoughts, and feelings.
  • SL.1.6. Produce complete sentences when appropriate to task and situation.

Student Reporters 

These reports will beginning in January of 2024.

It’s time to begin our Minute Student Reporter oral language activity. This is a fun way for our first graders to share interesting bits of information with their classmates as they practice their speaking and presentations skill ~ part of our English Language Arts Common Core Standards.

The Minute Reporter topics are described below and the schedule is printed on the back. (When there is a holiday, all students will present that week but on a different day.) I will send home a reminder the week before it is your child’s turn to present. Please help your child prepare at home so he/she is ready to share with the class on his/her designated day. When practicing, remember a good speaker looks at the audience, stands straight and proud, and speaks with confidence in a voice that everyone can hear. Again this is a speaking activity and students should not reading but speaking.


Student Reporter Topics

Monday: Fun Fact of the Month: Talk to the class for a minute or two about an interesting fact based on one of the themes of the month.

Tuesday: I’m an expert Reporter: Talk to the class for one minute about something you know a lot about. You can bring things to show.

Wednesday: Current Event Reporter: Talk to the class for a minute or two about an article or picture you have found in the newspaper or magazine.

Thursday : Book, Movie or Restaurant Review Reporter : Present a minute or two review of a favorite book, movie or restaurant.

Friday: Tell a Joke ( or two) or Recite a Poem.

Monthly Themes:

  • January: snow/winter, Dr. Martin Luther King
  • February: Presidents, Valentine’s day, Ground Hogs, Leap Year
  • March: Dr. Seuss, St. Patrick’s Day, Spring
  • April: Earth Day, Recycling, Rainbows
  • May and June: gardening, summer activities


Ms. Turner