ELA-04 Targeted Standards
(RF) Strand: Reading Foundations
Cluster: Phonics and Word Recognition.

ELA-04.RF.03 Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words.

a. Use combined knowledge of all letter-sound correspondences, syllabication patterns, and morphology (e.g., roots and affixes) to read accurately unfamiliar multisyllabic words in context and out of context. 

Student Learning Targets:

Reasoning Targets

  • I can analyze the structure of words by finding compund words, roots, prefixes, suffixes and syllables.

Skills (Performance) Targets

  • I can use my analysis of word structure to help me decode unfamiliar multi-syllabic words.


(Rubric) Proficiency Scale

Score   Description Sample Activity
4.0 Student is able to read and spell words as well as use word parts to understand the meaning of words with Greek and Latin roots and prefixes and suffixes when reading text in the middle fluent reading stage.

  3.5 In addition to Score 3.0 performance, the student demonstrates in-depth inferences and applications regarding the more complex content with partial success.

The student is able to read and spell words with prefixes and suffixes and use the word parts to determine how to decode, spell and understand the meaning of words in text at the early fluent reading stage.

  2.5 No major errors or emissions regarding 2.0 content and partial knowledge of the 3.0 content.

Student is able to read and spell multi-syllabic words with common prefixes and suffixes, inflected endings and words with long vowel patterns at the end of the transitional reading stage.

  1.5 In addition to 1.0 content, student has partial knowledge of the 2.0 and/or 3.0 content.
1.0 Students are able to read and spell one and two-syllable words with beginning and ending blends and complex vowel patterns in text at the middle transitional reading stage.

  0.5 Limited or no understanding of the skill id demonstrated.




  • Prefix
  • Suffix
  • Root
  • Syllable


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