I can make real-life connections to words I hear and read.
I can recognize verbs and adjectives that have similar meanings and choose the one that best fits the action or description.
I can state an opinion.
I can give reasons to support my opinion using linking words.
I can write a concluding sentence to restate my opinion.
I can decode words with short vowel sounds.
I can recognize familiar short vowel spelling patterns.
I can decode words with long vowel sounds.
I recognize familiar long vowel spelling patterns.
I can decode words with common prefixes and suffixes.
I can identify common prefixes and suffixes.
I can decode words by breaking them into parts.
I can recognize words with common spelling patterns (anchor words/word families).
I can read words with irregular spelling patterns (rule breakers/dolch words) without having to sound them out.
Determine the meaning of the new word formed when a known prefix is added to a known word (e.g., happy/unhappy, tell/retell).