State Curriculum - Reading

Grade 3
Standard 7.0 Speaking: Student will communicate effectively in a variety of situations with different audiences, purposes, and formats.
1. Use organization and delivery strategies at an appropriate level
a. Speak clearly enough to be heard and understood in a variety of situations for a variety of purposes
b. Use appropriate non-verbal techniques to enhance communication
  • Posture
  • Eye contact
  • Facial expressions
  • Gestures
2. Make oral presentations
a. Speak in a variety of situations to inform and/or relate experiences, including retelling stories
b. State a position and support it with reasons
c. Participate in dramatic presentations
d. Plan and deliver effective oral presentations
e. Use props when appropriate

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.


MSDE has developed a toolkit for these standards which can be found online at: