7 – 9 Y

7 – 9 Y

Expression
  • Language is used in a social way, with intention, to establish and affect relationships
  • Stories are detailed and complete, with fully developed characters and multiple, related episodes
  • Child attempts to persuade using reasonable arguments
  • Use of figurative and abstract language, such as telling jokes
  • Repairs conversations by giving more information or definitions
Understanding:
  • Recognition that words have multiple meanings
  • Can include categories and synonyms when defining words
  • Understands jokes, riddles
  • Remembers and understands longer chunks of verbal information, such as stories and instructions
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