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Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS)

Affixes

Grade: 3rd Grade
Standard:

3.2.A

Description:

demonstrate and apply phonetic knowledge by:
  • (i) decoding multisyllabic words with multiple sound-spelling patterns such as eigh, ough, and en;

  • (ii) decoding multisyllabic words with closed syllables; open syllables; VCe syllables; vowel teams, including digraphs and diphthongs; r-controlled syllables; and final stable syllables;

  • (iii) decoding compound words, contractions, and abbreviations;

  • (iv) decoding words using knowledge of syllable division patterns such as VCCV, VCV, and VCCCV with accent shifts;

  • (v) decoding words using knowledge of prefixes;

  • (vi) decoding words using knowledge of suffixes, including how they can change base words such as dropping e, changing y to i, and doubling final consonants; and

  • (vii) identifying and reading high-frequency words from a research-based list;

Standard:

3.2.B

Description:

demonstrate and apply spelling knowledge by:
  • (i) spelling multisyllabic words with closed syllables; open syllables; VCe syllables; vowel teams, including digraphs and diphthongs; r-controlled syllables; and final stable syllables;

  • (ii) spelling homophones;

  • (iii) spelling compound words, contractions, and abbreviations;

  • (iv) spelling multisyllabic words with multiple sound-spelling patterns;

  • (v) spelling words using knowledge of syllable division patterns such as VCCV, VCV, and VCCCV;

  • (vi) spelling words using knowledge of prefixes; and

  • (vii) spelling words using knowledge of suffixes, including how they can change base words such as dropping e, changing y to i, and doubling final consonants;

Standard:

3.3.C*

Description:

identify the meaning of and use words with affixes such as im- (into), non-, dis-, in- (not, non), pre-, -ness, -y, and -ful; and

3rd Grade Reading - Affixes Lesson
 
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