Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Formal and Informal Language

Second Grade ELA Common Core standards for Speaking require students to distinguish between formal and informal language. Start off by having students give you examples of both formal and informal language. Compile the examples in a T Chart. Discuss situations when each type of language is appropriate.
When you feel that your students know the differences, give each group of students one of the examples from the activity below. Ask them to act out a situation where that type of language is appropriate. The entire activity can be placed in a literacy station for extra practice.
There is a sample assessment at the end of the document that includes a rubric for scoring.

Click on the pic above to download the activity.

Can you use both formal and informal language in a comment? :)

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  1. This is a fun way to practice the skill. Thank you!

  2. This is a great resource! I love using sorts to teach skills. Thanks!

  3. This is so great! Thank you for sharing!!