Use knowledge of grade-level phonics and word-analysis skills to decode words.
- Apply knowledge of all letter-sound correspondences, syllabication patterns, and morphology to read and write unfamiliar single-syllable and multisyllabic words in and out of context.
Clarification 1: At this level of reading, a student who is decoding at the phoneme level (i.e., “e-n-t-er-t-ai-n”) may decode a given text but will struggle with fluency and comprehension.
As such, phonics instruction should move toward decoding at the syllabication and morpheme level. For example, when a 4th-grader encounters the word “entertain” in text, we want him or her to segment by syllable (i.e., “en-ter-tain”) or by morphological structure (i.e., “enter-tain”).
Subject Area: English Language Arts (B.E.S.T. - Effective starting 2021-2022)
Strand: Foundational Skills
Date Adopted or Revised: 08/20
Status: State Board Approved