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Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS)

Contractions

Grade: 3rd Grade
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:

3.11.D

Description:

edit drafts using standard English conventions, including:
  • (i) complete simple and compound sentences with subject-verb agreement;

  • (ii) past, present, and future verb tense;

  • (iii) singular, plural, common, and proper nouns;

  • (iv) adjectives, including their comparative and superlative forms;

  • (v) adverbs that convey time and adverbs that convey manner;

  • (vi) prepositions and prepositional phrases;

  • (vii) pronouns, including subjective, objective, and possessive cases;

  • (viii) coordinating conjunctions to form compound subjects, predicates, and sentences;

  • (ix) capitalization of official titles of people, holidays, and geographical names and places;

  • (x) punctuation marks, including apostrophes in contractions and possessives and commas in compound sentences and items in a series; and

  • (xi) correct spelling of words with grade-appropriate orthographic patterns and rules and high-frequency words; and

3rd Grade Writing - Contractions Lesson
 
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