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Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS)

Homophones & Homographs

Grade: 3rd Grade



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;




identify, use, and explain the meaning of antonyms, synonyms, idioms, homophones, and homographs in a text.

NOTE: Idioms are not eligible for real assessment until the 2021-2022 school year.

3rd Grade Reading - Homophones & Homographs Lesson
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