Part of Tom's daily homework assignment is "word study", where we review his weekly list of words. Usually I'll read the word, then put it in a sentence for him, ie: "Have. I have a new toy." Thomas will then spell the word.
Today's word study session had a conversation like this:
E: "Vote. Who are you going to vote for?"
Tom: "I'm not telling... but the word is V-O-T-E."