ELA-00 Targeted Standards
(RF) Strand: Reading Foundations
Cluster: Phonological Awareness.

Sub-standard in bold is prioritized within this standard

ELA-00.RF.02 Demonstrate understanding of spoken words, syllables, and sounds (phonemes). 

d.  Isolate and pronounce the initial, medial vowel and final sounds (phonemes) in three phoneme (CVC) words

Student Learning Targets:

Knowledge Targets

  • I can recognize words that begin with the same sound (dog/dish)
  • I can recognize words that end with the same sound (man/tin)
  • I can recognize words that have the same middle sound (pen/bet)

Skills (Performance) Targets

  • I can take apart a word and tell you the beginning sound, middle sound and ending sound

Rubric/Proficiency Scale

Score   Description Sample Activity
4.0 Isolating beginning/middle and ending sounds in words is a foundational skill where no advanced criteria is available.  Once proficiency for this standard is met, you will see your student applying it to other standards such as letter/sound correspondence ,decoding and writing.  
  3.5  No advanced criteria (see Level 4 for explanation)
3.0 The student is able to produce initial, middle and final sounds in words, such as the /c/ in cat, the /a/ in cat and the /t/ in cat.

  2.5 No major errors or emissions regarding 2.0 content and partial knowledge of the 3.0 content.

The student is able to isolate and pronounce the middle or ending sounds in words.

  1.5 In addition to 1.0 content,student has partial knowledge of the 2.0 content.
1.0 The student is able to isolate the initial sounds in words.

  0.5 Limited or no understanding of the skill is demonstrated.



  • Phoneme
  • Beginning sound
  • Ending sound
  • Middle sound
  • Vowel
  • Letter
  • Sound

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