Grade-Specific performance indicators
The grade-specific performance indicators
that grade 3 students demonstrate as they learn to listen include:
Standard 1: Students will read, write, listen,
and speak for information and understanding.
• Acquire information and/or understand procedures
• Identify essential details
• Determine a sequence of steps given
• Identify main ideas and supporting details
• Identify a conclusion that summarizes the main idea, with assistance
• Interpret information by drawing upon prior knowledge and experience
• Collect information
Standard 2: Students will read, write, listen, and speak for literary response and expression.
• Identify elements of character, plot, and setting to understand the
author’s message or intent
• Connect literary texts to personal experiences and previously encountered
texts to enhance understanding and appreciation
• Identify the author’s use of rhythm, repetition, and rhyme
• Use note taking and graphic organizers to record and organize information
and ideas recalled from stories read aloud
Standard 3: Students will read, write, listen, and speak for critical analysis and evaluation.
• Form a personal opinion about the quality of texts read aloud on the
basis of criteria such as characters, plot, and setting
• Recognize the perspective of others, with assistance
• Distinguish between fact and opinion
Standard 4: Students will read, write, listen, and speak for social interaction.
• Respect the age, gender, position, and culture of the speaker
• Get to know the writer through friendly notes, cards, longer letters,
and personal narratives read aloud to classmates and fellow listeners
• Identify the tone of voice and content that signal friendly communication