These are the Virginia Standards of Learning that relate to Barb’s storytelling assemblies, workshops, and residencies.

K.1 The student will demonstrate growth in the use of oral language.
• Listen to a variety of literary forms, including stories and poems.
• Participate in choral speaking and recite short poems, rhymes, songs, and stories with repeated patterns.
• Participate in creative dramatics.

K.2 The student will use listening and speaking vocabularies.
• Use number words.
• Use words to describe/name people, places, and things.
• Use words to describe location, size, color, and shape.
• Use words to describe actions.
• Ask about words not understood.
• Follow one-step and two-step directions.

K.4 The student will hear, say, and manipulate phonemes (small units of sound) of spoken language.
• Identify orally words which rhyme.
• Sort words orally according to shared beginning, ending, or medial sounds.
• Blend sounds orally to make words or syllables.
• Divide syllables orally into sounds.

K.8 The student will demonstrate comprehension of stories.
• Retell familiar stories using beginning, middle, and end.
• Talk about characters, setting, and events.
• Use story language in discussions and retellings.

1.1 The student will continue to demonstrate growth in the use of oral language.
• Participate in a variety of oral language activities.

1.2 The student will continue to expand and use listening and speaking vocabularies.
• Increase oral descriptive vocabulary.
• Give and follow simple two-step oral directions.
• Use singular and plural nouns.
• Begin to use compound words in oral communication.

1.4 The student will orally identify and manipulate phonemes (small units of sound) in syllables and multisyllable words.
• Create rhyming words orally.

2.1 The student will demonstrate an understanding of oral language structure.
• Create and participate in oral dramatic activities.
• Use increasingly complex sentence structures in oral communication.

2.2 The student will continue to expand listening and speaking vocabularies.
• Use words that reflect a growing range of interests and knowledge.
• Clarify and explain words and ideas orally.
• Give and follow oral directions with three or four steps.

2.3 The student will use oral communication skills.
• Use oral language for different purposes: to inform, to persuade, and to entertain.
• Share stories or information orally with an audience.
• Participate as a contributor and leader in a groups.

3.1 The student will use effective communication skills in group activities.
• Listen attentively by making eye contact, facing the speaker, asking questions, and paraphrasing what is said.
• Ask and respond to questions from teachers and other group members.
• Explain what has been learned.

3.2 The student will present brief oral reports.
• Speak clearly.
• Use appropriate volume and pitch.
• Speak at an understandable rate.
• Organize ideas sequentially or around major points of information.
• Use clear and specific vocabulary to communicate ideas.

3.6 The student will continue to read a variety of fiction and nonfiction selections.
• Identify the characteristics of folk tales.
• Compare and contrast the characters described in two folk tales.

3.7 The student will write descriptive paragraphs.
• Develop a plan for writing.
• Focus on a central idea.
• Group related ideas.

4.1 The student will use effective oral communication skills in a variety of settings.
• Present accurate directions to individuals and small groups.
• Contribute to group discussions.

4.2 The student will make and listen to oral presentations and reports.
• Use subject-related information and vocabulary.
• Listen to and record information.
• Organize information for clarity.

4.6 The student will read a variety of poetry.
• Describe the rhyme scheme (approximate, end, and internal).
• Identify the sensory words used and their effect on the reader.
• Write rhymed, unrhymed, and patterned poetry.

4.7 The student will write effective narratives and explanations.
• Focus on one aspect of a topic.
• Develop a plan for writing.
• Organize writing to convey a central idea.

5.1 The student will listen, draw conclusions, and share responses in subject-related group learning activities.
• Participate in and contribute to discussions across content areas.
• Organize information to present reports of group activities.
• Summarize information gathered in group activities.

5.2 The student will use effective nonverbal communication skills.
• Maintain eye contact with listeners.
• Use gestures to support, accentuate, or dramatize verbal message.
• Use facial expressions to support or dramatize verbal message.
• Use posture appropriate for communication setting.

5.3 The student will make planned oral presentations.
• Determine appropriate content for audience.

5.7 The student will write for a variety of purposes to describe, to inform, to entertain, and to explain.
• Choose planning strategies for various writing purposes.
• Organize information.
• Use vocabulary effectively.


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