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TEKS to Know in 3rd grade!!

Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills  (TEKS)

The 3rd grade student must learn how to apply these to be successful in third grade. We practice and good understanding of each of these by the end of third grade.


Student Expectation - 3.4A: Identify the meaning of common prefixes (e.g., in-, dis-) and suffixes (e.g., -full, -less), and know how they change the meaning of roots. 


Student Expectation - 3.4B: Use context to determine the relevant meaning of unfamiliar words or distinguish among multiple meaning words and homographs. 

Knowledge & Skill Statement - 3.6:

Students understand, make inferences and draw conclusions about the structure and elements of poetry and provide evidence from text to support their understanding. Students are expected to:


Knowledge & Skill Statement - 3.8:

Students understand, make inferences and draw conclusions about the structure and elements of fiction and provide evidence from text to support their understanding. Students are expected to:


Knowledge & Skill Statement - 3.10:

Students understand, make inferences and draw conclusions about how an author's sensory language creates imagery in literary text and provide evidence from text to support their understanding. Students are expected to:

Knowledge & Skill Statement - 3.12:

Students analyze, make inferences and draw conclusions about the author's purpose in cultural, historical, and contemporary contexts and provide evidence from the text to support their understanding. Students are expected to:

Knowledge & Skill Statement - 3.13:

Students analyze, make inferences and draw conclusions about expository text and provide evidence from text to support their understanding. Students are expected to:


Knowledge & Skill Statement - 3.14: Students analyze, make inferences and draw conclusions about persuasive text and provide evidence from text to support their analysis. Students are expected to:                          

Knowledge & Skill Statement - 3.Fig19:
Students use a flexible range of metacognitive reading skills in both assigned and independent reading to understand an author’s message. Students will continue to apply earlier standards with greater depth in increasingly more complex texts as they become self-directed, critical readers. The student is expected to: