Reading Anchor Standard RF3 Level A/B

Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words. (Phonics and Word Recognition)

Leveled Standard A

  • Demonstrate basic knowledge of one-to-one letter-sound correspondences by producing the primary sound or many of the most frequent sounds for each consonant.
  • Associate the long and short sounds with common spellings (graphemes) for the five major vowels.
  • Know the spelling-sound correspondences for common consonant digraphs.
  • Decode regularly spelled one-syllable words.
  • Distinguish between similarly spelled words by identifying the sounds of the letters that differ.
  • Know final -e and common vowel team conventions for representing long vowel sounds.
  • Use knowledge that every syllable must have a vowel sound to determine the number of syllables in a printed word.
  • Decode two-syllable words following basic patterns by breaking the words into syllables.
  • Read words with inflectional endings.
  • Read common high-frequency words by sight (e.g., the, of, to, you, she, my, is, are, do, does).
  • Recognize and read grade-appropriate irregularly spelled words. (FR.K.3 and 1.3 merge)

Leveled Standard B

  • Distinguish long and short vowels when reading regularly spelled one-syllable words.
  • Know spelling-sound correspondences for additional common vowel teams.
  • Identify and know the meaning of the most common prefixes and derivational suffixes.
  • Identify words with inconsistent but common spelling-sound correspondences.
  • Identify words with inconsistent but common spelling-sound correspondences.
  • Decode words with common Latin suffixes.
  • Decode multisyllable words.
  • Recognize and read grade-appropriate irregularly spelled words. (RF.2.3 and 3.3 merge)
ELA Activities for Level A / B
In Memory of Dr. King
Students learn about and practice making inferences; they read and/or listen to a passage about the national Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial. Read More In Memory of Dr. King
“How To” Speeches
Teacher models a simple “how to” speech. Then, students prepare and deliver their own speeches. Read More “How To” Speeches
Categorizing Activity
Teacher models identifying key words in a nonfiction reading and sorting them into categories; students read another short passage and apply their categorization skills. Read More Categorizing Activity
Understanding the Dyslexic Mind
In Part 1, students listen to a radio interview with a dyslexic journalist and answer questions about the details. In Part 2, students listen and read along to a radio piece about successful dyslexics. Students answer questions found in the reading. In Part 3, students analyze a graph showing the divergence of IQ and reading ability in dyslexics. Read More Understanding the Dyslexic Mind
The Affix Garden
Students manipulate shapes (flower=prefix, stem=root word, suffix=leaf) to learn about affixes and create words. Read More The Affix Garden
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