Preschool Reading Rubric
Great kids lit has academic & emotional value. We choose our books based on how fun they are to read and how educational they are for your family - academically & emotionally. Our preschool reading rubric, created by a Harvard-trained reading specialist, outlines our metrics…
Text complexity. What makes this book high-quality and rigorous? Rigorous is based on language, text structure, number of new vocabulary words & sentence length
Knowledge acquisition. What is this book teaching your child about the world?
Vocabulary development. What new words will this book teach your child? About 90% of the words in texts come from 4,000 word families (help, helped, helps, helper)
Reading stamina. How will this book prep you to read long texts, remember the big idea and apply it to another story?
Foundation skills. How will this book build your child’s ability to hear & play with sounds and quickly recognize high-frequency words?
Self-awareness: Ability to recognize ones emotions & their influence on behavior. What does this book teach your child about himself/herself?
Self-management: Ability to regulate emotions, thoughts & behaviors. What lessons does this book teach about making good decisions?
Social awareness: Ability to take perspective or & empathize with others of diverse backgrounds & cultures. What does this book teach us about putting ourselves in someone else’s shoes?
Relationship skills. Ability to communicate clearly, listen actively, cooperate, resist inappropriate social pressure, negotiate conflict & help others. What does this book teach us about being a good friend, community member, family member, student, etc?
Responsible decision-making: Ability to make good choices based on the information you have. What does this book teach us about how to make decisions?