Pop-in-Pop-out Illustrated Storybooks® Comply With State Curriculum Standards
Storyrider’s Pop-in-Pop-out Illustrated Storybooks® have been designed to comply with rigorous California State Common Core Curriculum Standards (K-12), supporting core learning achievement goals at each level.
The flexible Pop-in-Pop-out Illustrated Storybooks® educational platform enhances the learning process at over a very broad range of stages in language and language proficiency development. At the pre-school, kindergarten, and first grade levels, student assistants or adult facilitators may help by transcribing words for children not yet ready to write on their own, while allowing them to demonstrate achievement of the standards associated with listening and speaking.
The following includes a few examples of State curriculum goals met by Pop-in-Pop-out Illustrated Storybooks® at early grade levels:
- In pre-school to second grade children must show they can select the focus of a story by using descriptive words. They must write legibly, including spacing letters; employ words and sentences appropriately; and, indicate the beginning, middle and end of a story.
- In third grade, the child must be able to follow simple, multi-step instructions; manipulate picture pages to create a storyline; and, assemble a product or play a board game. This age group is also expected to learn how to create a single paragraph; write in cursive or joined italic; allow for margins; show knowledge of correct spelling; and be able to revise drafts to improve the logical progression of ideas.
- At the fourth grade level, Pop-in-Pop-out Illustrated Storybooks® help students identify or establish the causes and effects surrounding the main events of a plot as well as describe the setting and primary characters, including the traits and motivations behind their decisions or actions.
- As they create stories, children learn to select a focus, create an organizational structure; and express a point of view. Young authors must take into account purpose, audience, length, and format requirements as they convey information using traditional structures (chronology, order, cause and effect, etc.). Children also learn to develop simple and compound sentences; combine sentences with appositives, participial and prepositional phrases; and use regular and irregular adjectives and adverbs.
- Similar goals are met by Pop-in-Pop-out Illustrated Storybooks® for fifth through 12th grade levels. A complete description of compliance criteria met from middle through high school is available here.