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will increase semantic skills (word meaning) in the area(s) of _______ to ____% above baseline or _____ % accuracy as measured by ___________ (observations, teacher/SLP-made probes, pre/post tests, language sampling, story retelling, and/or written work).
1 Identify and use words that express personal information of self and others in conversation and written work.
2 Identify/state basic personal information using (first and last name, age, date of birth, grade, school).
3 Identify/state family members by name and relationship.
4 Identify/state personal address and phone number.
5 Identify/state body parts and give their functions.
6 Identify/state emotions/feelings and needs of self and others.
7 Identify/state interests of self and others.
8 Identify/label words in conversation/written work.
9 Understand/use/define words (homographs, homonyms, and their meaning in conversation and written work.
10 Understand and use words lo describe, categorize, classify, and compare during conversation and written work.
11 Sort and classify objects by the attribute that is/are the same or not the same.
12 Answer an either/or question that questions whether an object belongs to a category, such as "Is a lion an animal or a bird?"
13 Identify/explain which item does not belong to a semantic category. such as "Which of these do not belong? apple - pear - shoe - banana."
14 identify the category of specific objects and determine why they belong to a category.
15 Describe the likenesses and differences of objects and events.
16 Describe objects using adjectiveslatlributes, such as (color, shape, size, composition, functions, location. length, temperature. height, width, age, taste, odor, attractiveness, time, speed, texture, distance).
17 Use adjective sequences such as, 'The small. scaly, white dog."
18 Point to the appropriate picture indicating the concepts of comparisons and superlatives of 213 objects, persons, events, or ideas. ("Which apple is bigger?" "Point to which is the biggest - the mouse, baby, or the man?").
19 Use regular comparatives and superlatives when comparing 2/3 objects. Persons, events, or ideas which express identical qualities or attributes, such as: size, color, temperature, width, age, taste, odor, attractiveness, affect, height, speed, texture, temperament, such as 'the car is bigger than the motorcycle. . "
20 Compare 2/3 objects, persons, events, or ideas using irregular comparative and superlative forms which change their forms (goodlbetterlbest).

21 identifylstate the logical relafionship in analogies such as '"Apple is to red as Elephant is to _____________."
22 Understand the words to express spatial, temporal, sequential, and quantitative concepts in conversation and written work.
23 Answer questions and describe objects using spatial, temporal (time), sequential and quantitative relationships.
24 Follow instructions andlor respond to questions that require interpretation of spatial, temporal, sequential,
quantitative, and comparative relationships.
25 Use time relationship such as, (days , week, months, year, seasons, holidays, times of day).
26 Sequence and explain the proper order of events to complete a project (e.g. "making a sandwich).
27 Identify and retell the proper order of actions that occur in a story.
28 Understand/use figurative language in conversation/and written work.
29 Understand/use figurative/nonliteral forms such as, (metaphors, similes, idioms, and proverbs).
30 Translate literal meaning into figurative language or figurative language into literal meaning.
31 Analyze absurd sentences and determine why the sentence is absurd and how it can be corrected.


will increase semantic skills (word meaning) by using classroom discourse skills to ____% above baseline or ___% accuracy as measured by ____________.
1 Answer literal comprehension questions about a narrative that describes the character(s), setting, main idea/theme/primary goal or problem, and major events in the story, including a beginning, middle and end.
2 Answer interpretive comprehension questions about a narrative such as: ì“What do you think will happen next in the story? Why? How did the characters feel about one another? What lesson could be learned from this story?î”
3 Understand/use cohesive markers in order lo link ideas throughout a story by using linguistic markers whose meaning cannot be understood without information found in other parts of the story or with proper inferential skills.
4 Understand a story utilizing inferential comprehension skills as demonstrated when he answers questions about: why characters behaved as they did, stating the charactersí’ goals and motivations, explain the feelings of characters at certain points of the story, predicting outcomes, drawing conclusions.
5 Answer evaluative comprehension questions about a narrative such as: ì“Do you think this story could reallyhappen? If you could change the end of the story, how would you do it? Why did the author select the point of view that was chosen?î”
6 Retell a story giving the following information: an introduction, time and place of story. Main character, names of other characters, primary story problem, major events, story order. How problem was solved, story ending.
7 Tell a narrative story using the complete elements of a story: initiating event, explanation of characterí’s feelings, goal oriented behavior, evidence of a plan, planned attempts, direct consequence. beginning of a resolution.
8 Tell a narrative story using 8 story parts description of characters, when story took place, where story took place, story problem. goals of the characters, 1-4 sequence of events to achieve goals, ending, and reaction and feelings of characters.
9 Create a narrative writing sample, recounting a personal experience based on something that really happened that
includes: identifiable storyline with a beginning, middle, and an end, and a focus illustrated by the author.
10 Create an imaginative writing Sample, which is not based on a personal experience but on the writer's imagination or fiction, in which the author creates a scene. situation, or storyline with characters.
11 Present an oral presentation representing expository information which provides factual information, explanations. clarifications, or definitions based on research.
12 Create an expository writing sample which provides factual information, explanations. clarifications, or definitions based on research.

13 Present a persuasive oral presentation in order to convince the listener to agree with a particular point of view or to persuade the listener to take a specific action.
14 Create a persuasive writing sample in order to convince the reader to agree with a particular point of view 01 to persuade the reader to take a specific action.
15 Read an expository text and summarize what was read.
16 Draw conclusions from what was read.
17 Explain the process to appropriately answer test-taking vocabulary.


will increase semantic skills (word meaning) by using math vocabulary to ___% above baseline or ___% accuracy as measured by _____________.
1 Count by rote to__.
2 Count objects from (# - #).
3 Answer correctly the question "How many are there?" after counting a set.
4 Match like numerals.
5 Identity numerals to a set.
6 Understand/use numerical concepts: number vs. digit, ones, tens, hundreds.
7 Understand/use vocabulary of mathematical operations such as, (addition. subtraction, multiplication, division. equals).
8 Understand/use quantitative concepts (as many as, more, less, most. least) in relation to math instruction.
9 Understand/use comparison terms related to math such as, (longest, shortest, most, least).
10 Understand/use vocabulary related to shapes such as, (square. circle, triangle. rectangle, parallelogram, trapezoid, polygon. angles, sides)
11 Understand/use vocabulary of measurement such as, (length, weight, capacity, area, perimeter, metric terms).
12 Understand/use analytical concepts (estimate, observe, draw conclusions).
13 Understand/uses vocabulary related to money concepts such as, (dollars, change, quarters, nickels, dimes, pennies, etc.).
14 Understand/use vocabulary related lo mathematical formulas such as, (volume. perimeter, surface area, Pythagorean Theorem, circumference, Pi).
15 Understand/use vocabulary related to math.