ELA-00 Targeted Standards
(RF) Strand: Reading Foundations
Cluster: Phonics and Word Recognition.

Sub-standards in bold are prioritized for this standard.

ELA-00.RF.03 Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words. 

c.  Decode and read CVC words

Student Learning Targets:

Knowledge Targets

  • I can identify the five major vowels

Skills (Performance) Targets

  • I can say the long and short vowel sounds for each vowel
  • I can blend the sounds of the letters to read a word

Proficiency (Rubric) Scale

Score   Description Sample Activity
4.0 The student decodes and reads words in text that is at the end of the early reading stage:
  • Words with common vowel teams
  • Two-syllable words
  • Words with inflected endings (-ing)
  • Sight words found in text at the end of the early stage of reading
  3.5  No advanced criteria is available (see Level 4 for explanation)

The student decodes and reads CVC (consonant/vowel/consonant) words in text that is at the end of the emergent reading stage.  

The student is beginning to use known word patterns when decoding unknown words (can say c-at instead of having to say c-a-t when decoding a word).

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

The student isolates individual sounds of words (c-a-t) but cannot blend the sounds back together to read the word.

  1.5 In addition to 1.0 content, student has partial knowledge of the 2.0 content.
1.0The student can isolate some individual letter sounds in a CVC (consonant/vowel/consonant) word- the student can say the /c/ sound in the word cat.
  0.5 Limited or no understanding of the skill is demonstrated.




  • Sound
  • Short Vowel
  • Long Vowel
  • Consonant
  • Decode
  • Letter
  • Read


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