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Goals for level 1
During the silent phase children must be capable of
- Giving one word answers to questions like “what is your name?”; “What
is this?”, etc.
- Pointing to objects like pencil, book, box, chair; or parts of the body
like eye, nose, hand, stomach, etc.
- Drawing or scribbling on paper; circling or marking out things in charts
or picture sheets.
- Following simple instructions like “sit down”; “look here”; “come
here”; “clap”, etc.
- Answering Yes or No questions like “Shall we sing?”; “Are
you hungry?”, etc.
The silent phase leads to the comprehension phase, but for some children,
the two phases may co-exist. During the comprehension phase, children must
be capable of
- Listening and understanding simple sentences and catch new words
- Answering in chorus
- Reciting short poems
- Using short phrases (1-3 words) to respond to questions. Demonstrating
more confidence in their speech
- Naming and labelling objects