LAFS.1.SL.1.2Archived Standard

Ask and answer questions about key details in a text read aloud or information presented orally or through other media.
General Information
Subject Area: English Language Arts
Grade: 1
Strand: Standards for Speaking and Listening
Idea: Level 2: Basic Application of Skills & Concepts
Date Adopted or Revised: 12/10
Date of Last Rating: 02/14
Status: State Board Approved - Archived

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5008030: Health - Grade 1 (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2022, 2022 and beyond (current))
5002000: Introduction to Computers (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2019 (course terminated))
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5010020: Basic Skills in Reading-K-2 (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2021, 2021 and beyond (current))
5010030: Functional Basic Skills in Communications-Elementary (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2022, 2022 and beyond (current))
5021030: Social Studies Grade 1 (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2022, 2022 - 2023 (current), 2023 and beyond)
5010042: Language Arts - Grade One (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2021, 2021 and beyond)
7712020: Access Mathematics Grade 1 (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2018, 2018 - 2022, 2022 and beyond (current))
7710012: Access Language Arts - Grade 1 (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2018, 2018 - 2022, 2022 and beyond (current))
7721012: Access Social Studies - Grade 1 (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2018, 2018 and beyond)
5003020: Dance - Grade 1 (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2022, 2022 and beyond (current))
5010210: Theatre - Grade 1 (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2020 (course terminated))
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5013070: Music - Grade 1 (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2022, 2022 and beyond (current))
5011010: Library Skills/Information Literacy Grade 1 (Specifically in versions: 2016 - 2022, 2022 - 2023 (current), 2023 and beyond)
7701025: Access Art Grade 1 (Specifically in versions: 2018 - 2019, 2019 and beyond)
7713025: Access Music Grade 1 (Specifically in versions: 2018 and beyond)
7708010: Access Health Grade 1 (Specifically in versions: 2020 and beyond)
5004210: Theatre Grade 1 (Specifically in versions: 2020 - 2022, 2022 and beyond (current))
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Model Eliciting Activities, MEAs, are open-ended, interdisciplinary problem-solving activities that are meant to reveal students’ thinking about the concepts embedded in realistic situations. Click here to learn more about MEAs and how they can transform your classroom.

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Model Eliciting Activities, MEAs, are open-ended, interdisciplinary problem-solving activities that are meant to reveal students’ thinking about the concepts embedded in realistic situations. Click here to learn more about MEAs and how they can transform your classroom.

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