Speech and language skills

  • Expository texts used in school sponsored writing
  • Most academic  information is presented in expository formats
  • Understands jokes and riddles based on deep structure ambiguity
  • Abstract, dictionary definitions given for words
  • Use of adverbial conjuncts increases
  • Can explain meanings of proverbs in context
  • Use of perfect aspect (have/had + verb) increases
  • Syntax used in writing more complex than that used in speech
  • Knowledge of stress rules (yellowjacket vs. yellow jacket) is acquired