Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills Teaching Resources

ELAR 3.3

Developing and sustaining foundational language skills: listening, speaking, reading, writing, and thinking--vocabulary. The student uses newly acquired vocabulary expressively. The student is expected to:

  • (1) use print or digital resources to determine meaning, syllabication, and pronunciation;
    • (A) use context within and beyond a sentence to determine the meaning of unfamiliar words and multiple-meaning words;
    • (B) identify the meaning of and use words with affixes such as im- (into), non-, dis-, in- (not, non), pre-, -ness, -y, and -ful; and
    • (C) identify, use, and explain the meaning of antonyms, synonyms, idioms, homophones, and homographs in a text.


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