Vermont Framework of Standards and Learning
VT.RF.K. Reading Standards: 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 common spellings (graphemes) for the five major vowels.
VT.L.K. Language Standards
Conventions of Standard English
L.K.2. Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.
L.K.2(d) Spell simple words phonetically, drawing on knowledge of sound-letter relationships.