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Pennsylvania Academic Standards

The BLAST® program meets the following PA Academic Standards for Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening.

Reading, Analyzing and Interpreting Literature
Third Grade Standards

  • Identify literary elements in stories describing characters, setting, and plot.
  • Identify the structures in poetry (e.g., pattern books, predictable books, nursery rhymes).

Speaking and Listening
Third Grade Standards

  • Listen to a selection of literature (fiction and/or nonfiction).
  • Relate it to similar experiences.
  • Predict what will happen next.
  • Retell a story in chronological order.
  • Recognize character and tone.
  • Identify and define new words and concepts.
  • Contribute to discussions.
  • Ask relevant questions.
  • Respond with appropriate information or opinions to questions asked.
  • Listen to and acknowledge the contributions of others.
  • Display appropriate turn-taking behaviors