Louisiana Academic Standards
Reading Standards for Foundational Skills
Phonics and Word Recognition
3 Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words.
3.a. Use combined knowledge of all letter-sound correspondences, syllabication patterns, and morphology (e.g., roots and affixes) to read accurately unfamiliar multisyllabic words in context and out of context.
4 Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension.
4.c. Use context to confirm or self-correct word recognition and understanding, rereading as necessary.
Vocabulary Acquisition and Use
4 Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on grade 4 reading and content, choosing flexibly from a range of strategies.
4.a. Use context (e.g., definitions, examples, or restatements in text) as a clue to the meaning of a word or phrase.
4.b. Use common, grade-appropriate Greek and Latin affixes and roots as clues to the meaning of a word (e.g., telegraph, photograph, autograph).