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Third Grade Reading Foundational Skills Standards

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Third Grade Reading: Foundational Skills Standards

Phonics and Word Recognition

  • RF.3.3. Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words.
    • Identify and know the meaning of the most common prefixes and derivational suffixes.
    • Decode words with common Latin suffixes.
    • Decode multisyllable words.
    • Read grade-appropriate irregularly spelled words.


  • RF.3.4. Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension.
    • Read grade-level text with purpose and understanding.
    • Read grade-level prose and poetry orally with accuracy, appropriate rate, and expression.
    • Use context to confirm or self-correct word recognition and understanding, rereading as necessary.