In Level III, students continue to build communication skills developed in Levels I and II. Specifically, students participate actively in extended oral and written discourse, using compound and complex sentences to provide information in a coherent and fluent manner. Students narrate, describe, and predict events within context. They develop critiquing skills. Students explore options in a given situation, and handle difficulties and unexpected events. They also learn to initiate and sustain a conversation, discussion, or debate. Students demonstrate these language functions in various contexts. Students keep a journal throughout the school year as a reflective process and assessment tool.