Connecting Content to Standards

Book Links July 2009 (vol. 18, no. 6)

In an effort to help
Book Links readers integrate the magazine’s content into the curriculum, below is a list of standards related to selected articles in this issue. This list is intended to serve as a general guideline for relating article features to standards; other standards may also apply to a particular article’s content. The standards below are taken from the Web site of
Mid-continent Research for Education and Learning. —
Ed.

A Poetry Book of One's Own (p.14)

  • Language Arts: Reading: (K–Gr. 2) Uses the general skills and strategies of the reading process
  • Language Arts: Reading: (K–Gr. 2) Uses reading skills and strategies to understand and interpret a variety of literary texts
  • Language Arts: Writing: (K–Gr. 5) Uses the general skills and strategies of the writing process
  • Language Arts: Writing: (K–Gr. 5) Uses the stylistic and rhetorical aspects of writing

Biographies of Poets (p.16)

  • Language Arts: Reading: (K–Gr. 12) Uses the general skills and strategies of the reading process
  • Language Arts: Reading: (K–Gr. 12) Uses reading skills and strategies to understand and interpret a variety of literary texts

Connecting Picture Books and Poems (p.22)

  • Language Arts: Reading: (K–Gr. 5) Uses the general skills and strategies of the reading process
  • Language Arts: Reading: (K–Gr. 5) Uses reading skills and strategies to understand and interpret a variety of literary texts