New York State Learning Standards and Core Curriculum
NY.3RF. 3rd Grade Reading Standards: Foundational Skills
3RF4. Read grade-level text with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension.
3RF4b. Use context to confirm or self-correct word recognition and understanding, rereading as necessary.
NY.3L. 3rd Grade Language Standards
Vocabulary Acquisition and Use
3L4. Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based, choosing flexibly from a range of strategies.
3L4a. Use sentence-level context as a clue to the meaning of a word or phrase.
3L5. Demonstrate understanding of word relationships and nuances in word meanings.
3L5a. Distinguish the literal and nonliteral meanings of words and phrases in context (e.g., take steps).