Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks
MA.RF.5. Grade 5 Reading Standards for Foundational Skills [RF]
Phonics and Word Recognition
RF.5.3. Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words.
RF.5.3.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.
MA.L.5. Grade 5 Language Standards [L]
Vocabulary Acquisition and Use
L.5.4. Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on grade 5 reading and content, choosing flexibly from a range of strategies.
L.5.4.b. Use common, grade-appropriate Greek and Latin affixes and roots as clues to the meaning of a word (e.g., photograph, photosynthesis).