Arkansas Curriculum Frameworks
AR.RF.K. Kindergarten Reading Standards for Foundational Skills
RF.K.2. Demonstrate understanding of spoken words, syllables, and sounds (phonemes).
RF.K.2.D. Isolate and pronounce the initial, medial vowel, and final sounds (phonemes) in three-phoneme (consonant-vowel-consonant or CVC) words. (This does not include CVCs ending with /l/, /r/, or /x/.)
Phonics and Word Recognition
RF.K.3. Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words.
RF.K.3.B. Associate the long and short sounds with the five major vowel graphemes (a,e,i,o,u), using open and closed syllable types ( e.g., open-go, closed-got).
AR.L.K. Kindergarten Language Standards
Conventions of Standard English
L.K.2. Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling as appropriate for Kindergarten when writing.
L.K.2.B. Recognize and name end punctuation.
L.K.2.D. Write a letter or letters for most consonant and short-vowel sounds (phonemes).
L.K.2.D.1. Spell consonant-vowel-consonant (CVC) words correctly.
L.K.2.D.2. Spell words phonetically, drawing on knowledge of sound-letter relationships.