Fifth Grade Reading Foundational Skills Standards

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Fifth Grade Reading: Foundational Skills Standards

Phonics and Word Recognition

  • RF.5.3. Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words.
    • 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.


  • RF.5.4. 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.