Educational Standards

Whether you are writing for an educational company or simply want to be able to tell your editor that your manuscript meets typical 3rd grade standards for reading, some knowledge of current educational standards and how children learn is a must.   Here are some sites to give you an edge:

Common Core State Standards

If you work often with state standards, you’ve probably noticed that they are becoming increasingly similar.  In part, this is due to the movement to have common standards adopted nationwide.  Find out what these standards are for reading and math here.

Among other offerings, The Bank Street College of Education site lists traits shared by students at certain reading levels.  Click below to find out more:

Emergent Readers and Writers (pre-K through 1st grade)

Early Readers (1st and 2nd grade)

Early Fluent and Fluent Readers (2nd and 3rd grade)

Use this information to make your work spot on for your target reader.

–SueBE