VA.ESOL. Virginia 2010 English Standards of Learning
1.6. The student will apply phonetic principles to read and spell.
1.6.a) Use beginning and ending consonants to decode and spell single-syllable words.
1.6.c) Use beginning consonant digraphs to decode and spell single-syllable words.
1.6.e) Blend beginning, middle, and ending sounds to recognize and read words.