Students Reading Together on the Couch

Illustration Elements

Illustration Sub-competencies:


During free choice time, five students chose to sit on the classroom couch to read. Three students chose to read a book together and two students chose to read independently. At the end of the clip, a student that was reading independently engages with another student to point out something in her book.


Activity Video

Profile Analysis


In familiar settings, I communicate with peers and adults.

I talk and listen to people I know. I can communicate for a purpose. I can understand and share basic information about topics that are important to me, and answer simple, direct questions about my activities and experiences


I communicate purposefully, using forms and strategies I have practiced.

I participate in conversations for a variety of purposes (e.g., to connect, help, be friendly, learn and share). I listen and respond to others. I can consider my purpose when I am choosing a form and content. I can communicate clearly about topics I know and understand well, using forms and strategies I have practiced. I gather and present basic information I need.