Minnesota Academic Standards
MN.0.3. Reading Benchmarks: Foundational Skills K-5
0.3.0.2. Demonstrate understanding of spoken words, syllables, and sounds (phonemes).
0.3.0.2.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
0.3.0.3. Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words.
0.3.0.3.b. Associate the long and short sounds with common spellings (graphemes) for the five major vowels.
MN.0.10. Language Benchmarks K-5
Conventions of Standard English
0.10.2.2. Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.
0.10.2.2.b. Recognize and name end punctuation.
0.10.2.2.d. Spell simple words phonetically, drawing on knowledge of sound-letter relationships.