School Improvement in Maryland

Using the State Curriculum: Reading/ELA, Grade 6




Standard 6.0 Listening

Students will demonstrate effective listening to learn, process, and analyze information.


  • 1. Apply and demonstrate listening skills appropriately in a variety of settings and for a variety of purposes
  1. Attend to the speaker
  2. Ask appropriate questions
  3. Contribute relevant comments
  4. Relate prior knowledge
  5. Use note-taking to assist listening when appropriate
  6. Maintain visual contact with the speaker
  7. Maintain focus by identifying and managing barriers to listening


  • 2. Apply comprehension and literary analysis strategies and skills for a variety of listening purposes and settings
  1. Elaborate on the information and ideas presented
  2. Make inferences or draw conclusions based on the presentation
  3. Determine speaker's attitude through verbal and non-verbal cues such as tone of voice, inflections, body language, facial expressions
  4. Explain how the effects of language contribute to meaning
  5. Provide constructive feedback to speakers concerning the delivery as well as its overall impact upon the listeners

Indicators/objectives that include assessment limits are assessed on MSA *New Standards identifies the need for students to process 1 million words per year to maintain academic progress.