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B.EL.2a Uses vocalizations and spoken language to communicate.
- Uses cries, coos, and other noises to communicate.
- Makes vowel and consonant sound combinations and engages in vocal play (babbles).
- Uses one word.
- Uses two to three word phrases and sentences.
- Plurals (cats);
- Pronouns (I, he, they);
- Past tense (walked).
- Uses multi-word sentences (parts of speech, word order, and sentence structure) much like that of an adult.
B.EL.2b Uses vocalizations and spoken language to communicate.
- Uses a word to represent a particular person or object.
- Uses words for protests and greetings.
- Uses words to represent various objects.
- Uses a word to relate to itself or something else.
- Uses a category of words that shows awareness of common aspects among objects.
- Asks many questions with “why” to obtain information.
- Comments on as well as produces and comprehends words.
B.EL.2c Uses vocalizations and spoken language to communicate.
- Seeks attention through vocalizations or actions.
- Directs attention to an object.
- Engages in short dialogue of a few turns.
- Determines how much information a listener needs based on an awareness of listener’s role and understanding.
- Modifies language when talking to younger child.
- Initiates conversation, responds to conversations, and stays on topic for multiple exchanges.
- Uses language to effectively express feelings and thoughts, describe experiences and observations, interact with others, and communicate effectively in group activities and discussions.