Virginia Standards of Learning (SOL) Compatibility
Guiding your child to develop a love of reading from an early age is a priceless gift you give as a parent or educator. Not only will it help to prepare the little one to succeed in the classroom, but also will give her or him a lifelong enjoyment of books.
Before your child is literate, spending time reading everyday can help teach how print is organized and read. Additionally it can foster positive associations between reading and quality time with you.
While reading this book or any other age appropriate rhyming children's book with your little one, you can work towards several of the Reading and Oral Language Goals for the Virginia SOLs, particularly for Kindergarten students. Please visit the Virginia SOL website for more information about specific standards.
Kindergarten students (the below is an excerpt from the VA SOL website for Kindergarten):
K.5 The student will understand how print is organized and read.
a) Hold print materials in the correct position.
b) Identify the front cover, back cover, and title page of a book.
c) Distinguish between print and pictures.
d) Follow words from left to right and from top to bottom on a printed page.
e) Match voice with print. (concept of word).
K.8 The student will expand vocabulary.
a) Discuss meanings of words.
b) Develop vocabulary by listening to a variety of texts read aloud.
K.9 The student will demonstrate comprehension of fictional texts.
a) Identify what an author does and what an illustrator does.
c) Use pictures to make predictions.
d) Begin to ask and answer questions about what is read.
e) Use story language in discussions and retellings.
K.1 The student will demonstrate growth in the use of oral language.
b) Participate in a variety of oral language activities including choral and echo speaking and recitation of short poems, rhymes, songs, and stories with repeated word order patterns.
K.4 The student will identify, say, segment, and blend various units of speech sounds.
b) Identify and produce words that rhyme.
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