Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills Teaching Resources

ELAR 5.3

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, pronunciation, and word origin;
    • (A) use context within and beyond a sentence to determine the relevant meaning of unfamiliar words or multiple-meaning words;
    • (B) identify the meaning of and use words with affixes such as trans-, super-, -ive, and -logy and roots such as geo and photo; and
    • (C) identify, use, and explain the meaning of adages and puns.

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